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This was made as a gift to my Brother and his Wife for the Holidays. They happen to be new beekeepers in their town so this was an easy choice of patterns to cut for them!
For anyone wondering, this is a pattern from our own “ScrollGirl”, Sheila Landry. She makes fantastic patterns and has a wonderful website as well. She also posts a daily blog titled “My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer” here on LJ’s.
Pic 3 is a picture from Sheila’s pattern – a sample of what the pattern could look like. I diverged a tad I suppose.
Sheila’s patterns, as I said, are well done and easy to follow. I was able to use a spiral blade on the honeycombs which saved a LOT of time. The only challenge was doing the bees – but if you take your time they turn out really nicely as well! :-)
The main body of the pattern is white oak. The bees are done from Walnut – I decided not to paint them so the contrast was needed.
The only finish is a deep soak in lemon oil.
Merry Xmas, Scott and Danielle!
-- Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. - Thomas Carlyle http://www.ffrf.org