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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 777 days ago 2682 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished designing these delicate ornaments for the scroll saw. They are cut from 3/16” maple hard wood and the birds are overlay pieces of 1/8” walnut and ebony. There are eight total in the set. I used an Olson 2/0 regular reverse tooth scroll saw blade to cut the fine details of the scrolls and swirls. To finish them, I chose to dip them in mineral oil and allow them to set overnight. I then was able to glue the small bird pieces into place. When that was dry, I sprayed them with several coats of spray shellac to seal them. They were a fun project that I enjoyed doing very much. I hope you enjoy them!

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





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 777 days ago

Just came in from fishing in the rain!!!and saw these..adorable..gotta go dry off!!!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 777 days ago

Thanks! But the important thing – did you catch anything?? ;)

Sheila

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 777 days ago

Sheila these are really nice

The contrast brings the birds out.

The birds look uncaged and there by choice

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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jerrells

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#4 posted 777 days ago

These are really nice and a great summer project

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 777 days ago

Intricate and elegant, Sheila. This is an example of scroll sawing skill that I don’t think I have either the ability or patience to even approach. The bird overlays add just the right accent to them, a good contrast as well in terms of colour.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 777 days ago

I didn’t want to copy what Martyn said, so, I’ll say elegant, and very intricate, as always. Very crisp, and precise scrolling there scrollgirl. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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grizzman

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#7 posted 777 days ago

these are really nice sheila, i love the detail in the design and always enjoy seeing what you did with your cutting skills, ebony and walnut was perfect for these birds…at first glance i thought you had painted something…but these are mighty fine…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 777 days ago

I really like these!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 777 days ago

Thank you so much, guys! Coz – be sure to get the new free pattern that has one of them in it. :)

Sheila

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 777 days ago

I always love your designs, SHeila.

No exception here.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 777 days ago

Great looking birds and cages, they look so simple and easy, until you start cutting them. I can see why Keith
classed them as advanced. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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MyChipCarving

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#12 posted 777 days ago

Another creative, beautiful project, Sheila. Keep your scroll saw humming!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 777 days ago

Very cool Sheila unique idea and very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bob Kollman

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#14 posted 777 days ago

To steal Keith’s, line “you know this is an advanced project.” I could really wreck a lot of wood before I got one of these cages right. They are beautiful. I might mention that a good substitute for ebony is black wood, it is about half the cost per board foot. I bought a small block recently and saved about 20 bucks. I believe the black wood is South American.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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prompt

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#15 posted 777 days ago

Hi! Very nice work.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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