|Project by woodworkerscott||posted 12-23-2011 02:10 AM||1116 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a scrollwork image of my father’s beloved dog, Buddy; who is still alive and doing well. This dog has been a wonderful and very loyal dog for my father for the past few years. I thought this would be a great Christmas gift, so I took a shot at it. My inspiration to take on this project was from seeing the great works of our LJ buddy KnotCurser.
This is very first time I have done this and I haven’t been on a scroll saw in decades so taking this on was a little challenging, not bad though. I cannot go further without thanking KnotCurser. A couple of months ago, when I first thought about doing this, I contacted KnotCurser about what blades to use and he told me the best ones and where to get them. Just before starting this the other day I had some trouble with the proper cutting layout due to the fact that this dog is actually black and white. Sure enough, KnotCurser came through with some help on some transitions from the photo to the cutting image. So, a BIG NOD AND SHOUT OUT TO KnotCurser! Thanks, Bob!
I put this in a frame knowing my father would like it best that way. It is all done in red oak with black felt for the background. The detail on the frame was done by cutting a shallow rabbet then applying a black dye to it. Everything was finished with a wipe-on poly. Thanks for viewing.
P.S. Buddy is a Decker Terrier, like a Rat Terrier but a little taller.
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