Scrollsawn Animals

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Project by moonls posted 1034 days ago 1011 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the last few months I’ve been working to improve my scrollsawing skills. I’ve found some interesting patterns from various sources and used various hardwoods including mahogany, maple, walnut,and cedar. The thickness varied from 1/2” to 1” so I could use scraps on hand. Although the designs were meant to be stand-alone pieces, I decided to use the wood surrounding the animal pattern (adding a backing) as a frame to contain all the pieces. This allowed the designs to function as both a decor or as a puzzle.
All but the first pictured piece were finished with clear wipe-on poly. The “climbing cats” were stained with a transparent stain to differentiate the figures before using the wipe-on poly.
Thanks for looking.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#1 posted 1034 days ago

What a great collection…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1034 days ago

These are Great Lorna!!
My favorite is the Climbing Cats!!
Good Job too, cutting through the thicker Hardwoods with the Scroll Saw… that can be a bear itself sometimes… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 1034 days ago

Nice work Lorna. I have made most of those, but not as you did them. Very innovative!

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#4 posted 1034 days ago

Hi Lorna. These are great! Nice variety in the projects themselves and the wood species. Your decision to venture into new wood species paid off.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 1034 days ago

As usual, when you decide to do something… it is done with precision and skill.
Excellent group of animals.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 1034 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. And be on the lookout for my review of my new Dewalt scroll saw!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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