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Project by scrollingmom posted 854 days ago 1419 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was making ornaments for a friend my husband works with. This friend went to Missouri to visit relatives and came across some Cedar wood that he thought I would like to have. This is one of the pieces of wood that he picked up for me, cool huh! Immediately seeing the wood I started picking out patterns that I was going to use for each cut where a branch had been, and this, with help from my husband, is what we come up with. The patterns are all parts of patterns I picked out to make them fit in the spots I wanted.

The pictures measures 36” to the very bottom tip it’s 12” wide and 1” thick at the top and a little thicker than that at the bottom owl. All three portraits are from different patterns. After cutting I brushed on Danish oil and let dry for at least a week because the humidity here has really gone up. Finished it with semi-gloss spray and then wax.

Don’t know if you can see it from the pictures, but the coon’s hand and around his face is raised to look as if he is comming out of the hole.

The top owl is a pattern from Scroll Saw Portraits no name to the author. The bottom owl is from a pattern called Spectacled Owl by Jake Kipple. The racoon is from the pattern called Double Trouble by Jeff Zaffino

If you would like to purchase this piece, or something similar, you Can Visit My Etsy Store

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 854 days ago

TNX for sharing.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 854 days ago

Clever use of the wood!

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#3 posted 854 days ago

Cool, I like it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 854 days ago

My goodnes, this is great work

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#5 posted 854 days ago

very cool and very different! Nice work and originality

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#6 posted 854 days ago

nice work,keep it up

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#7 posted 854 days ago

Nice scroll work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 854 days ago

Wow Kelly that is very creative, great job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 854 days ago

Well done Kelly. I haven’t done any scrolling in natural edge wood but your work may cause me to try it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 854 days ago

Very Creative! I haven’t seen such a thing in Scroll work. I think you’re on to something there. It’s a real Eye-Catcher!


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#11 posted 852 days ago

This is beautifull Kelly.
you are quite an artist.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 851 days ago

Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 851 days ago

Sweet project!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 851 days ago

That is really amazing!! The natural edge and face look great! Just showed it to my Lady, and she wants it! Guess I need to get that old scrollsaw running now… Is it still for sale?

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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