Bee Keeper's Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 10-25-2010 11:45 PM 1466 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a very special scrollwork. My brother was married this past weekend on the 23rd of October, 2010.

His wife is shortly going to be a Bee Keeper and he asked me to make what became his wedding gift to her.

My brother designed the graphic you see above and wanted to know if I could more or less duplicate it – no modifications.

This presented an issue because there was a lot of “orphan” pieces – in other words, pieces that would basically fall out of the cutting since they aren’t attached to anything. Although I have never tried this technique, I agreed to give it a shot for him.

The cutting was fairly normal – a little dicey cutting out the body area with all the little tabs. I also had to rethink the way I cut the wings because I was now saving pieces inside of pieces inside of pieces!

What I had to do was prepare a backing board with glued on felt stretched tightly to it, then glue the main piece to it. Then, all the little pieces were individually glued to the backer as well. Very tedious since some of them are less than a couple of millimeters in diameter.

Anyway, He loved it and so did his wife – that’s all that matters!

Measures 12×12 inches and is done on baltic birch plywood with a dip in lemon oil to bring out the grain.

Comments welcomed!


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#1 posted 10-25-2010 11:51 PM

Very cool scroll work Bob

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 01:48 AM

Good crisp lines! Great job!!

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 02:48 AM

Well done.

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