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Hi guys,
haven’t been around for awhile as I haven’t been in the workshop playing due to health problems.
But I managed to finish a couple of these off that had been sitting around for a while .
So I thought you might like to see them (well one anyway)

I used the plywood backing from an old pine cupboard to cut the leaf itself. I stack cut 3 of them. Then made a frame from pallet timber. i chose to leave it a little rustic looking and just waxed the frame and oiled the leaf. Inside the frame I cut out the sihoutte of the leaf shape using recycled mdf and placed it inside to give a dimensional feel that the scrolled one would reflect onto. This one is painted silver the others were painted with a metallic light apple green and a metalic lilac. But I kept the silver and sold the others (hopefully!)

I wanted to make wooden butterflies but lost interest along the way, so these ones from a cheap shop had to do.

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 1120 days ago

Looks like a lot of work to me!! Hope you are fully recovered and healthy!! I have been out to, but working too hard ;-(( Lots of projects have been posted, they did not wait for us. Glad we are all back ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1120 days ago

So beautiful.


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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 1120 days ago

That is terrific Theresa, love the way you have done the leaf and the butterflies work in well.
Nice wood in some of the pallets that are just dumped or burnt. Hope you are better and great to see you back.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 1120 days ago

That looks like a lot of work to me Theresa, nice job, you certainly have a steady hand & a lot of patience.
Pleased one of thoese “health germs” caught up with you. good to see ya back : )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

It’s so nice to see your latest work . your leaf is very beautiful and well done.
Hope you are recovering your health. best wishes .

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1120 days ago

It is great to hear from you Theresa! I hope you are feeling better. This leaf is amazing. It is so beautiful and intricate. I am glad you got a little time out there and hope you feel good enough to continue your woodworking. Take care,

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 1120 days ago

Welcome back! That leaf looks fantastic – from one scroller to another I KNOW how much work all that blade re-threading is – you must have given your saw a real workout!

Great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#8 posted 1120 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.
Even better that you were able to use recycled materials.
I haven’t bought a piece of wood in a long time… tend to find the piece for the wood instead of the other way a round.
Sorry you have been under the weather and glad you are back.
Peace and blessed be.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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#9 posted 1120 days ago

very fine scrollin TJ. Hope you are doin better. Keep makin dust. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 1120 days ago

Hi Theresa

Glad you are back at it and hopefully fully recovering. Great work! Really like the detail and the butterflies work perfectly.

All the best


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 1119 days ago

That sure is NICE… Good to see you back in the shop!

I can see hours of changing the blade for each hole to hole, etc. Wasn’t it boring?
Boring or not… you stuck with it and did a beautiful job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#12 posted 1119 days ago

Looks pretty snazzy! I’m jealous of your scroll-sawing…...seems pretty complex, especially this one! Good to see ya back in action.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#13 posted 1119 days ago

This is sooo delicate!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#14 posted 1119 days ago


Intricate and beautiful as always! Hope you get well soon so that you can create more wonderful works of art.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#15 posted 1119 days ago

thanks guys
you sure do know how to make someone’ s day. :-)

-- Theresa,

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