|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-02-2012 12:31 AM||1561 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
This work was done as a Holiday gift for my Father.
Four of five months ago my Dad harvested a HUGE Oriental Cherry Tree and did a massive amount of labor using his chainsaw to slab out “smaller” chunks of the tree just so I would have something to do my scrollwork on.
This was the first piece I removed from the tree, ran through my bandsaw and dried over the summer.
My Mother emailed a drawing that my Dad loved and wondered if I could create a pattern from it. After a few hours of tinkering I was able to start cutting.
The grain is staggering in its beauty and was hard as a rock – perfect for scrolling!
This work measures approx 16×11 inches and is around 1/4” thick.
Now for the extremely sad news – My father passed away suddenly on the 12th of last month. He never got to see this present I made for him. I have saved a special place on the wall of my office for it. My mother is keeping the drawing. I think this is what he would have wanted.
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