Marvin Gaye/scrollsaw painting

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Project by Rick Wallace posted 08-02-2012 03:28 AM 2965 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a scroll-saw painting of Marvin Gaye.I made this pattern from a real picture using Adobe Photoshop.I used Olson no.2 skip-tooth blades for all the cuts.This project measures 20”x24” and is cut on 1/2” birch ply.I used a mix of different dyes/stains for color.The reason I use dyes/stains because they still let the wood grain to show through.I used Gorilla glue for glue down. Under clamps for 24 hrs Gorilla glue has a strong bond.This project took 8hrs. in cut time.The frame raises the scroll-saw painting off the wall 2 1/4” off the wall.I also cut biscuits into the corners of the frame.This project is hanging at my studio space at the Factory Art Studios in Sullivan,IL.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 04:24 AM

Nicely done.

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 05:15 AM

This is very nice work Rick. Have you ever looked into marquetry?
You would excel at it.

Thanks for posting.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 09:00 AM

Wow that is some amazing work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 02:59 PM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

You do very nice work. Great job!!!

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 09:23 PM

Thanks everyone for all the great comments…Shipwright yes as a matter of fact,I have thought of tryng marquetry.As soon as I can get a nice plunge router.I’m going to give it a try.I’ve seen alot of great projects done in marquetry.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 01:15 AM

WOW! Amazing!!

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 01:32 AM

Exquisite work!!

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 01:51 AM

that’s pretty bad ass!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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#9 posted 08-06-2012 11:21 PM

looks great , love Marvin Gaye danced many a time to his songs

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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