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Sleigh for my granddaughter

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Project by jerrells posted 1178 days ago 1272 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my granddaughter’s fifth birthday. She came over and started looking through one of my scrollsaw books and picks out this pattern and says, “I want this”. Now she is my only granddaughter so what do I do. It is make of oak and finished with poly. I made two fixtures to help assembly the unit. One to hold the inside parts as I glued them togerher, and another to hold the inside assembly as I positioned the two outside pieces and clamped them.

I have seen other post this project made out of baltic berch ply and painted however I like the more natural look.

The pattern is from a Patrick Spielman Fretwork book called “Classic Fretwork Scroll Saw Patterns”.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.





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EMVarona

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#1 posted 1178 days ago

Very nice!. I also do scroll saw work but I have not gone this far yet. I aim to do something like this in the future.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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patron

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#2 posted 1178 days ago

one lucky girl

got you figured out

well done

you will be making dinning set’s
before you know it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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oldsalt

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#3 posted 1178 days ago

excellent job, very clean and professional looking. Just the thing for a little girl’s dolls to ride in!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1178 days ago

That really came out lovely! She is going to be just thrilled. I also find that with projects such as this, the glue up is the most difficult part to do. You did beautifully though. I really love it!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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richy7768

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#5 posted 1178 days ago

wow that is awesome, with all those cuts it must have taken ages. Dont envy you when you sanded it though. ;)

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mainwoodworks

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#6 posted 1178 days ago

That is a fine piece of work. Next you will have to build the doll furniture. I to have a lot of Grand-daughters and have had to build all of the furniture in that book. It was worth it!!!!!!!!!

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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huntter2022

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#7 posted 1178 days ago

Oh the joy of grand kids ! nice job on the sleigh

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1177 days ago

Nice job on the sleigh. I made one of those several years ago.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Brit

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#9 posted 1176 days ago

Great Sleigh! It puts mine to shame.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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