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Project by FJPetruso posted 748 days ago 1586 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some interesting scroll saw patterns in a book & decided to use this Koi for a project. I did some small “Timber Framing” (mortise & tenon) for the “gate to the garden” & used a textured glossy paint for the posts & beam. Lacquered pond stones are glued into the base to represent a Koi Pond. Pea Gravel is used for a matrix around the pond stones. The Koi is sawed from Cherry & placed into a frame with a dark background to highlight the scroll saw work. Then the framed Koi is suspended from the framework by screw eyes. The figure of the cherry was chosen to simulate the look of ripples on the water surface.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 748 days ago

That’s awesome!!! Great job.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Skiedra

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#2 posted 748 days ago

That is a very beautiful project! Is this a dry pond? I mean, no water whatsoever?

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 747 days ago

Very nice pattern and you picked a piece of wood that absolutely compliments it. Love the flowing grain pattern.

Great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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morefirewood

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#4 posted 747 days ago

I like. just might have to try something like this.

-- Roger making more fire wood

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FJPetruso

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#5 posted 747 days ago

Yes, it’s a dry pond. I wanted it to look a bit like a dry “Zen Garden”. I thought about using clear resin to simulate water but I’ve seen some similar displays & they start looking bad after a while. I figured just leaving it dry would look better a year or so from now.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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