Oak Butterfly Refrigerator Magnet

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-14-2007 05:18 PM 1682 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is fairly easy to do with a scroll saw, or coping saw, & a little bit of carving. I re-sawed a piece of Red Oak, & book matched glued on the end grain. The wood grain makes a nice wing pattern. I fastened three 1” magnets to the backside.
This one has an 7” wingspan. 3/8” thick.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 02-14-2007 05:23 PM

You have begun to bug us Dick! LOL

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#2 posted 02-14-2007 05:54 PM

Beautiful grain display. I think any lepidopterist would love to have this in their collection. Great job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 02-14-2007 06:55 PM

well it SOUNDS simple.. but I’ve seen other work you have done and know that your skill level makes this as easy as you think it is!!!
I might have a try at one though….
the wood grain in this really makes it “real”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-14-2007 09:05 PM

Dick – as many very skill jocks on this site you make it sound easy! Great detail with the bookmatching.


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#5 posted 02-14-2007 11:09 PM

Dick, you have photographed this against a black backdrop. I curious – is this piece mounted in that way, or are the magnets to allow it to be mounted, say on a fridge door?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 02-15-2007 02:38 AM

Don, I’ve been putting a black background on all my carving displays. The carving seems to standout better. I use my ”Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006” They have a free 60 day trial if you want to check it out. I bought it , you can do quite a bit with it.
I just posted an image of the backside of the carving. I didn’t bother to sand it. I used double stick tape on the magnets.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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