Fretwork Lidded Basket

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Project by jerrells posted 01-18-2012 02:55 AM 4473 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is found in “Classic Fretwork Scroll Saw Patterns”, by Patrick Spielman. I finally found a copy after about a year of searching. This basket will be placed in The Crafter’s Co-Op store in Wylie, TX. This is the consignment store where I seel most of my scrollsaw work. I decided to wait on the stain color untill a customer decided to purchase. Perhaps a good choice OR not.

This is made out of 1/4 inch Baltic Birch Plywood and most likely will be finished a light walnut. I have not gluded to project yet as that will allow staining much better and easier. Several stack cuts in this one – O thank you for stack cutting.

Pictures 4, 5, & 6 were added to show the basket after staining. I applied one coat of Medium Walnut Danish Oil, by dip staining, and then one coat of spray shellac. Overall a nice project but I made a few notes as it seems that the pattern did not quite fit correctly in some areas. O WELL.

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 03:15 AM

That is just amazing. Looks like it took a lot of patience. Nice job.

-- Jeff, Deltona Florida

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 03:35 AM

Wow that’s an outstanding basket.very nice work.

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 04:47 AM

Haven’t done much scroll saw work.
But when I see a project like this it sure makes me want to give it a try.
Very nice job.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 05:10 AM

This is really great fretwork, thanks for sharing.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 08:58 AM

That is a real beauty!

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

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 11:20 AM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 03:40 PM

Another wonderful project, Jarrell! It really looks wonderful! :)

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

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