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Project by mainwoodworks posted 07-15-2011 03:13 PM 1323 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 1st Silhouette picture I made was such a hit with the family that I had to make more. I cut these out of 1/8” birch plywood, with 1/4” birch background. The frames are made of mahogany and red oak, scrap laying around the shop. I used aniline dye for the silhouettes and backgrounds. The pictures measure approx, 12 1/2” X 10 1/2”. I still have more to do. Nice to have a large family.

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





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jerrells

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 04:14 PM

Interesting and Also great work. I just picked up Speilman’s book on Scroll Saw Picture Frames and was starting to read it. When I have time I’ll try some of these. Your work inspired me more.

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

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:14 PM

They look great.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 09:36 PM

It’s great to see another Scrollers work. The most favorite tool in my shop…at least I spend most of my time on it. I do like your work

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 01:55 AM

Nicely Done! I like the way you have colored the backing. Nice frames. I am a little reluctant to try oval frames. What process did you use? Did you use a jig?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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mainwoodworks

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 01:58 AM

Thanks for the encouragement. I enjoy scrolling when I need to set down for a while. At my age it seems to be more often now days.

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

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 02:15 AM

Woodenwizard,
The frames were made from scrap wood. The mahogany ones were wide enough to just cut them out of using a template made from the outline of the picture as a guide. The Oak, I had to make a rectangle out of 4 narrow pieces. I used splines to hold the 45 Deg. angles together.

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

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