|Project by FJPetruso||posted 04-02-2012 07:03 PM||1813 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
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"