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The pattern for this Cross came out of Scrollsaw Workshop Magazine I do belive.

It took me a few days because of interruption to cut this Cross.

It’s made from 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood.

It was really Fun to cut out and for a few minutes I thought I’d never be able to finish it cause it was just about as long as my Saw. I have a Craftsman Veriable Speed 16” Saw, and I think the project was about 1/2” Shy of 16”.

I gave this to my Aunt this past summer.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations





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woodbutcher

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:47 PM

jwarner75,
Wow and wow, this really does have the wow factor to it! Congratulations on an excellent job. I’m sure your Aunt is most pleased. That is about as ornate a Cross as I’ve seen. Truly great fret work. Keep on keeping on!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:28 PM

You are a talented scroller!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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wiswood2

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 05:27 PM

That is realy a great job. keep posting.
Chuck

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 08:01 PM

GORGEOUS FRETWORK, IT HURT ME TOO MUCH TO SIT AND DO THIS ANYMORE, BUT I LOVE TO DO FRETWORK TOO.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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gurnie

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 08:11 PM

Lots of detail. Great job!

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Handi75

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 10:15 PM

Thanks Guys!

Jock, I tell you, it used to do me the same cause the saw was kinda way down low for me the way I had it, but now, for not that is, it’s on my Kitchen table, and the bed of the saw is just a little below my Shoulders.

Which makes it easier to see while I cut and I can sit up straighter and not have to worry bout arching my back and making it hurt and all.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 10:45 PM

That is absolutely beautiful! So pretty and delicate! I bet your auntie loved it.

I also have my saw up a bit higher and it does help on the back a bit. I had to get used to it though.

Keep up the great work. Thanks for posting it! Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 10-28-2010 06:08 AM

Beautiful cross. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 07:13 AM

Very lovely cross, elegant too!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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TJ65

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#10 posted 10-28-2010 10:44 AM

What a great looking cross.
It certainly makes life easier if the saw is on a good height bench especially if you get carried away with things and sit at it for hours at a time!

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grosa

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#11 posted 10-28-2010 12:41 PM

Well done. You have had some practice on the scroll saw. What type of finish will you put on it ?

-- Have a great day.

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Handi75

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#12 posted 10-28-2010 03:31 PM

@Grosa. Since I generally only work with Plywood, I’ve not really Put any Finish on them. I’ve touched the surface with water to see if there was much of a difference with a Finish and there wasn’t no color change, and since there are so many fine cuts and small areas it would be difficult to get a coat of poly or any other finish in it. So I just leave them natural.

@Everyone Else. Thanks for the comments!

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 10-28-2010 03:38 PM

Just a thought for future scroll saw projects . .

I found that using mineral oil really brings out the grain and is great for intricately cut projects. I use a flat pan and dip them in and then a wire rack to let them drip the excess oil back in. After a day or so, the oil in the end grain is pretty much absorbed. When it is thoroughly dry, it can be sprayed with a couple of light coats of shellac for additional protection. Just spray from different angles and you should just about cover everything.

This will help your wood to not dry out and crack or get dust embedded into it. Your projects are too beautiful not to protect! The oil is really cheap and I even reuse it and the shellac goes really far when used in this manner.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Woodenwizard

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#14 posted 10-29-2010 04:08 AM

Another great scroll saw piece. I don’t know about you but there is just something satisfying about finishing a well done project. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Handi75

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#15 posted 10-29-2010 04:40 AM

Shelia, I’ll get around to trying that one of these days. I’ve also heard about and seen Steve Good’s Video on Using Lemon Oil on his projects to bring out the grain and stuff.

So I may try both and see which one is best, or see which one is better for what project.

Thanks for the Tip.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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