Fretwork Wheelbarrow

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Project by jerrells posted 01-17-2012 03:44 PM 3074 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Fretwork Wheelbarrow that is featured in the current issue of Scrollsaw Magazine. It measures about 11 inches long, 3 ¼ inches wide and 4 ½ inches tall. I made this one from Baltic Birch plywood. The patterns calls for 5/16 thick material but that left me scratching me head some so I settled for ¼ inch and had to make some modifications.

I used Dark Walnut Danish Oil as a finish but found that the close grain of the Baltic Birch and the lack of pigment in Danish Oil left me with a lighter color than I wanted.

This one will be placed in The Crafters Co-OP, in Wylie TX., the consignment store where I display my products.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 01-17-2012 04:08 PM

That is some really fine work there Jarrell! It is delicate and pretty! I wonder why they called for that thickness of wood? I would think that they would make the pattern so that it used materials that are easily obtainable. You did a great job with it – modifications and all. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 04:42 PM

Nice, you should be very pleased this this outcome!

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 09:28 PM

Crazy cool wheel barrow.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 01:39 AM

Very nice!

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 08:22 AM

real nice looking for sure,

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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