|Project by KnotCurser||posted 11-26-2011 02:22 AM||1173 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a commissioned piece from a co-worker of mine to use as a Holiday Gift to his wife.
The “Sign of the Pampered Maiden” is a Ladies Shop in Sante Fe, New Mexico and happens to be a nice memory of my co-worker’s wife. He asked me if I could adapt the original to be able to do a cutting of it.
At first it looked kind of hopeless, to tell the truth. I mean, just LOOK at all those lines! He then said to take enough “Artistic Freedom” to come up with something. Now THAT I could work with! :-)
Oh yeah – he also wanted it to look “older and a tad disheveled”. Allllllllrightythen.
Here’s the result. It measures 6 1/2×13 inches and is cut into 5/16” thick Rock Maple. I chose the Maple due to both it’s strength as well as the grain pattern and the beetle marks. Character!
Finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and backing with thick felt.
I really liked cutting this piece – it pretty much demanded dead-on accuracy.
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