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Project by simarilan posted 07-23-2012 03:35 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Bass box top is scrolled and filled with tinted epoxy, One of the problems with the box top is when the lid is closed you really can’t tell that the epoxy is tinted green, because the inside of the box doesn’t let light show through the epoxy, but it still looked OK.

The real issue came with the tiger box. I wanted to make it look like a snow tiger (white tinted epoxy) with green eyes. With the box top closed the all the tinted epoxy looked black. This was not the effect I was trying to get. I turned the lid upside down, so when you opened the box, the tigers face and eyes glowed from existing light. One problem solved, but the solution created another problem. Now when the box was closed the tiger was upside down and looked a bit like a poorly scrolled wart hog. I needed to cover the lid with something that let light through, but would hide the upside down tiger face. Tried several things, but a piece of white colored glass worked best. Made a trip to my favorite stained glass store (Merry Go Round Stained Glass) and found a piece of white glass. The box looks very simple and plain with the white glass top, but when you open the green eyes and white tiger really jumps out.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain





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#1 posted 07-23-2012 08:47 PM

wow…that is cool!

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 11:34 PM

What a wonderful job you completed. They l;ook great. I know someone will be very happy to see them. Love the eyes on the inside

-- Norman

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 10:05 PM

These look really cool! You did a great job on these!

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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#4 posted 10-02-2012 06:27 PM

Nice job on the boxes. Always nice to meet a fellow scroller.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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