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Project by jfk4032 posted 11-19-2011 12:06 AM 2133 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few of these pieces on tap (no pun intended!) to do before the holidays. These are for the wine and beer lover friends of ours…one couple about to be married and the other a well deserved thank you for planning a recent trip.

This time around I did few things differently. First was the choice of wood. I had used 1/2” thick poplar on my previous 4 pieces and this time I wanted to use a harder, denser wood and make these thinner in overall thickness. I used Sycamore and resawed a 3/4”+ thick piece to yield two 5/16”+ thick pieces.

The second difference was that I stack cut two of these at a time…what a huge time savings in the drilling, cutting and sanding. I secured the pieces together with 4 screws in the waste area of all 4 corners and wrapped everything in clear tape to boot…it didn’t budge in the least. I also made sure my Hegner table was setup perfectly square knowing that I had some very tight detail in these pieces, especially in the cursive personalized names. I certainly didn’t want even the slightest of angles to skew the pattern on the lower piece in the stack.

By a nice coincidence, both of the guy’s names were David, so I cut everything in the stacked tandem except the girl’s names and the outer perimeter of the piece which I did individually.

I finished these with several coats of Deft Satin spray, then for the first time signed the back of these pieces, thanks to the advice and suggestions of many of you guys, and then sprayed another 4-5 coats to seal things in nicely and sanded to a nice finish.

I have a couple of wine/martini pieces I also need to complete soon, so I will definitely utilize the stacked cutting method to yield a two for one production.

Happy Turkey everyone!

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 02:11 AM

That is really cool. They would make excellent gifts!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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RollyinFl

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 02:25 AM

Wow… great job!!

Once my wife sees this it could lead to justification for a scroll saw for me. What kind of saw are you using?

-- RollyinFl

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jfk4032

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 02:53 AM

I have a Hegner 22V on a stand. It was my father’s but he never used it, so I’m using it all the time now. I also used Flying Dutchman blades to cut these. I’m learning that sharp blades changed out frequently and slow cutting rates allow you to do amazingly accurate detail as in the small cursive type with no problem.

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 06:08 AM

Extremely cool

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 09:58 AM

great idea!

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 06:42 AM

As a fellow scrollsawer, these are great. Are you willing to share the pattern or direct me to the vendor?

Tommy

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