"Footprints" Plaque

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Project by William posted 725 days ago 1323 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It may not look like much, but this has been another one of those challenging projects. It measure two feet across, and three feet high. Each line of text is cut out on the scroll saw and carefully glued into place. The backer board is cottonwood stained with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. The letters and border are plain cottonwood. The oval overlay pieces on top of the border are walnut. Then it is all finished with Minwax Brushable Clear Laquer. There is a keyhole slot cut in the back to hang it on the wall.
This is another Berry Basket Collection pattern. You can purchase the plans here if you’d like to make one yourself. The plans are instantly downloadable in PDF format as soon as you checkout. You simply pay, and print out the seventeen pages of plans. Then you have to line up the plans on where it tells you and tape it all together. Then you can go to work on it.


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#1 posted 725 days ago

Might not look like much William? You under estimate yourself, that looks like an ungodly amount of work went into it and it came out awesome! Youve got some patience .. and a steady hand to boot.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 725 days ago

You have too much shop time William…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Keith Fenton

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#3 posted 725 days ago

Yeah that’s a heck of a lot of cutting time! Really nice project!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#4 posted 725 days ago

Awesome work.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 725 days ago

As always William, phenomenal.
Bottle some of your persistence and send me up a bit will ya. :)

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 725 days ago

Wow William! That is A LOT of very patient work.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 725 days ago

Thank you all.
I will let ya’ll in on a secret.
I have been down in my back lately.
With that hurricane that came through this past week, I knew I’d be down in my back. So before it hit, I planed all the wood and printed out all the patterns and such so that I would have something to do while the storm moved through instead of sitting at home in pain. This is the result. With all the stand up work done, all I had to do during this down spell was sit at the scroll saw and work away.
If only I could always predict when I would be down, I could do this more often.

Thank you all again. I’m glad ya’ll like it.


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#8 posted 725 days ago


-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 725 days ago

I agree with chrisstef – looks like a challenging job well executed.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 725 days ago

Much? Looks like a LOT to me! Extremely impressive!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 725 days ago

William, I can’t believe your opening line! This piece is so impressive. All I seem to be able to produce on the scroll is the odd broken blade and yet MORE firewood!

Thanks for your patience, and yet another inspiring piece of work,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#12 posted 725 days ago

What a lovely piece William. I have been scrolling full time for about 20 years, and I don’t know if I could set and do that straight through the day. How many hours would you say it took you

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 725 days ago

Beautiful work William! It is awesome! :)


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

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 725 days ago

William that is a truly amazing piece

Glad the planning worked out


-- 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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#15 posted 725 days ago

Wow! Beautiful work! This one is a real test for one’s patience and focus. How long did it take to finish the job.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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