wood feather with a twist

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Project by Jeffery Mullen posted 07-07-2012 05:22 AM 1353 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 3 inch oak wood feather. I used my pattern and glue spray to put on the wood I made for this feather.

tools are drill press to drill a hole in the center.
Scroll saw to cut out the center.
band saw with 1/8th inch blade to get tight cuts done.
white masking tape to help hold the board together as I make the compound cuts.
real fine sand paper to make it real smooth.

Plan on tying a leather string with a colorful bead to it and hanging this on my rear view mirror in my van.

I got the feather pattern from one of the scroll saw books I bought but added to the pattern to make it
a compound cut to put the twist in the feather as it is.

Thanks for checking out my work.

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 06:24 AM

Nice work! A “leaf” is on my list too—but I hadn’t thought of making as much use of power tools.

I suggest you don’t hang it in you van though. Unfortunately, I think people would accidentally break it for you and I would have to blame you for leaving it there. Your leaf has an optimal viewing position anyway, so perhaps you can find a nice spot for it with that in mind.

Bill Whig

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 09:28 AM

This is really nice. It looks like it would have been very nerve-racking and tedious to get this done with the precision you accomplished. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 09:31 AM

Very cool. Must have taken a fair amount of time to cut it out. Sanding would be a pain also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:17 PM

Great job! thanks for sharing it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 01:58 PM

Cool! A beautiful and flowing piece.

Sheila :)

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

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 02:43 PM

A really unique project very well done.

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 09:27 PM

Thanks Everyone for your wonderful comments, this was a 20 minute project, and the sanding was actually very easy to do. So far I have made one out of pine and another out of oak, can’t wait to try other wood with this pattern, any suggestions on what wood or what I can do with this feather?

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 05:42 PM


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

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#9 posted 07-09-2012 04:18 AM

J. Mullen asked: Any suggestions on what wood or what I can do with this feather?

How about gluing it to the top or bottom of a handmade wooden frame?

Bill Whig

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