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Seahorse Sculpture, revisited

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 1060 days ago 2283 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago I made a seahorse for my daughter using the same pattern… this time I took the details several steps further and I shaped the base to resemble sand at the bottom of the ocean. The seahorse was made by cutting a hardboard template, which was used to trace the pattern onto 4 pieces of 3/4” plywood. These 4 were cut out using a scroll saw and then glued together to make the seahorse blank. I used various power grinders and drum sanders and flap sanders to shape the seahorse. It was finished w/ several coats of spray lacquer, hand sanding in between coats, and the last 2 coats were glossy. The last pic shows an eye carved on 3 levels (unfinished). At the Scroll Saw Trade Show in WI, this project got a 3rd place ribbon in the “Open, Complex” category… a judge told me they loved it, but downgraded it because they couldn’t tell how much was cut on scroll saw and how much on the band saw… if they only would have asked me!

-- Spence in Skokie, IL





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spud72

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#1 posted 1060 days ago

Very nice, Looks great!

-- Guy,PEI

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#2 posted 1060 days ago

Very nice.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 1059 days ago

That’s really nice! Such a Beautiful grain pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 1059 days ago

Wow!
Really nice display of beautiful grain , very nicely done.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#5 posted 1059 days ago

It’s a shame they downgraded it. You really made that plywood look great.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 1058 days ago

Truly a piece of art. Great job!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#7 posted 1058 days ago

Thank you for your kind words…

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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