|Project by Verna||posted 04-02-2011 08:59 PM||1383 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Well, I guess I’ve been here long enough to post some of my past completed projects. I do mostly scrollsawing. My family jokes that is because I can’t cut a straight line….and that could be true!!
The first picture is the scrollsaw baskets (sorry, but red oak is a wonderful wood for these baskets) that I have made. They’re made from patterns by Monroe Dutcher. They are each scrollsawn from one piece of lumber, except for the vertical strips and the pegs for the handles. They are not woven baskets, but are scrolled in the shape of a woven basket. The larger baskets are large enough to hold two bottles of wine and two wine glasses.
The second picture is of “Birds on a Wire”, a butterfly and a hummbingbird. The birds and butterfly are cut from 1/2” cherry, glued to baltic birch with a red oak frame. I gave them to a friend who had the perfect place for them, above her fireplace.
The next picture is one of my favorites. I was helping at a Habitat for Humanity home. The new homeowner was digging the postholes for her new deck. She kept hitting metal and it was the horseshoe. I promised her I would make her something for her new home. Using a piece of Ambrosia Maple, I used Rare Earth Magnets to hold the horseshoe to the wood. Because her daughter loved butterflies, I scrolled the butterfly getting nectar from the Rose of Sharon blossoms. And, I just happened to give them a few Rose of Sharon bushes from my yard.
Last, but not least, is Seemore. While not a good picture, hopefully you can see enough. Seemore is the very first hardwood project I tackled in 1981. He is made from 4/4 and 8/4 Mahogany. The rockers are 48” long and he stands 30” tall at the head. It’s from a pattern I found in a Better Homes and Gardens book. What’s amazing to me about this, is that I was taking Woodworking at an adult education class at a local high school, and I had never used a bandsaw, tablesaw, planer, jointer or drill press before. But, I finished Seemore in time for my niece’s first Christmas. Quite a challenge, but quite a learning experience, too. I was definitely hooked.
Now that I have retired, I have more projects on my plate. I have a live edge entertainment shelf that I’m working on, learning how to inlay veneers, and everything else that I haven’t had time for. Hopefully I’ll be finishing some of those projects soon.
-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN