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Project by Handi75 posted 11-19-2010 04:20 AM 2356 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10” Long by 12” High by 5 1/2” Wide

It’s made of 1/4” Cherry Plywood.

It took me 6 hours to complete, I started this morning and finished this evening.

I used a Flying Dutchman #2/0 Two Way Cut Blade for Plywood to minimize Tareout.

This Design/Pattern was in one of the Scrollsaw Magazines in 2003. I really liked the Design and decided to cut it out, althou we don’t get many Christmas Cards lol, it would be kinda cool just to sit around for a Conversation Piece. Maybe if I get some good Comments and all I may try and put it up on my Store and see what happens.

Also, the Pictures aren’t very good with Poor lighting, so I’ll probably take some pictures with my SLR 10.2 Digital tomorrow and Replace these Photos with some New Better quality ones!



-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#1 posted 11-19-2010 04:51 AM

incredibly intricate. Excellent scroll work some of the nicest I’ve seen!

-- slowing down with bring you greater speed then going fast

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#2 posted 11-19-2010 05:03 AM

This is super, super nice! Does this “fit” together? Or did you need to secure it some other way? This is really nice Jimmy. I love it!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#3 posted 11-19-2010 05:12 AM

hey real nice work there. I have just started Scroll work and i would love to be able to do something like that. Great work.

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#4 posted 11-19-2010 05:21 AM

@Allison, They Fit together, there is a total of 6 Pieces. 1 Handle, 2 Sides, 2 Ends and 1 Bottom. The Bottom, Handle and Sides fit into 1 End piece, then the other end Piece fits on the oposite side, It’s a Friction Fit. there are Holes in the tabs also, if you wish to Peg it, but I cut it enough that it fits Snug so don’t need the pegs.

@wseand, It takes time, I just so happen to Pick up on it pretty quicly. I’ve only owned my Saw for about 3 Years, the 1st year I didn’t even touch it but a few times, the 2nd year, I started on Small stuff like Ornaments, and in about a month or two, I was doing Fret work like you see above, but I also do some Fret work that’s Smaller then you see above, if you look at my projects, you’ll see a Circle Fret work that’s more Intricate then this!

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#5 posted 11-19-2010 05:39 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 11-19-2010 01:25 PM

Nice job on the basket. What are you going to do for a finish ?

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 11-19-2010 02:03 PM

Nice piece of scrollsaw work. I really like the classic-styled patterns like that

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#8 posted 11-19-2010 02:55 PM

@grosa, I am not sure. Since it’s plywood I don’t know how well it will take a Finish. If it does, I think I’ll either do Lemon Oil or a Mineral Oil something that will work in the Fretwork with ease, then maybe a Spray laquer. I won’t stane it.

@TheGravedigger, As well as I do, I thought it was very interesting. It wasn’t really that hard to cut, it was just time consuming cause of all of the cuts.

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#9 posted 11-19-2010 03:01 PM

Very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 11-19-2010 03:20 PM

Nice work Jimmy! You’ve been busy I see. This looks like something that will be enjoyed all year around. When Christmas is over you can put your mail in it. Where did you get the pattern?

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

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#11 posted 11-19-2010 03:56 PM

Quite beautiful, Jim! You have really outdone yourself.

Sheila :)

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

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#12 posted 11-19-2010 07:14 PM

Really Nice Job.

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#13 posted 11-19-2010 07:28 PM

Great job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#14 posted 11-20-2010 01:22 AM

@Cozmos, most of my Patterns I got from that Free woodworking Site, I think it was called this is where I get most of my Scrollsaw Plans at and others, well most I get from Magazines when I get out to buy some, since I don’t design just yet lol

@Sheila, Well this isn’t the most intricate one I’ve done, but it did take me awhile lol If you check out the project section sometime you’ll see a Circle Fret I done, that’s one of the Intricate ones I done along with the Santa and his Reindeers which is there also. Of course when you got time outta your busy schedule! :)

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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