|Project by KnotCurser||posted 04-13-2012 09:04 PM||1299 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This was a commissioned project from a co-worker of mine.
He wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a portrait of themselves and hired me to design the pattern and cut it on the scrollsaw.
The most challenging part of the project was designing the pattern – that hold true for most of my works though. The most challenging part of the scrolling was most certainly the ladies hair – it is very pretty and very full and I wanted to reflect that in the final work.
Overall, the project took around six hours – spread out of a couple of weeks.
Wood is good ol’ Baltic Birch and overall size is 12×16 inches. Finish is a soaking in lemon oil and a thick felt backing.
I presented this to the customer yesterday and I knew he loved it immediately. He later sent me a very nice email stating his girlfriend felt the same way – mission successful!!
FYI: The customer gave me his permission to display this cutting as well as the photo – I always receive permission from any personal works I do prior to putting them online.
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