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Project by scrollingmom posted 10-01-2012 05:32 PM 1091 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I originally picked this picture to cut because I thought it was a good picture to enter in a contest here in the FlintHills. However, their criteria was paint, pencil, ink, etc. So I e-mailed to see if my medium would work. They said that yes I could, but I could not use a template or pattern it had to be original, and oh by the way it had to be of a prairie scene. Well, i’m not that good at making my own patterns yet and certainly not fast enough in the time span that the picture needed to be done. I went ahead and did the picture because I liked it.

The picture itself measures, 15”x19” with the frame 21 5/8”x 25 3/4” . The picture is also made of Baltic Birch Let me tell you I have not done a frame that wide before and its a little more difficult than the smaller widths. I did have my difficulties. The frame is made of Catalope (hope I got that spelling right) and edged with Walnut, in the inside and outside. The frame is finished with spray laquer and wax.

The pattern is by Gary Browning, and reading what he wrote about the pattern is comes from a newpaper from Germany.

Thanks for looking and sharing.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 05:37 PM

This is beautiful! I always admire those who do portrait work such as this on the scroll saw. You really did an outstanding job. And you framed it beautifully too. :) Lovely!


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

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 05:54 PM

Beautiful job! Glad to see you’re still scrolling and sharing with us. You have done very well on both the picture and the frame. Keep ‘em coming.

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

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 06:18 PM

Well, I would give you an award for this – fantastic job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 07:06 PM

Very nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 07:14 PM

Very nice!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 07:52 PM

What a lovely picturesque to match the pretty frame!

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 08:50 PM

It’s sad to hear about the contest. Don’t worry, you still have another chance. Maybe next time the contest will open again. BTW, is the contest held annually

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 10-01-2012 09:41 PM

Luv the scrolling, and really like the frame a whole bunch. Really nice, layered, combos, etc. Very awesome all the way around

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 02:39 AM

Nicely done! The frame looks great also. My two cents would be to make the mat a little bigger, maybe 2 1/2 inches. The small mat seems to get lost with the larger frame. Just an idea.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 03:48 AM

You have done beautiful work here. There frame was a perfect choice to complement it as well!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 03:43 PM

Great job on both the scroll work and frame.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#12 posted 10-02-2012 04:27 PM

The frame works wonderfully with the artwork. you did an excellent job on the piece!

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#13 posted 10-02-2012 06:24 PM

That is very nice work you did.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#14 posted 10-04-2012 06:04 AM

I thought you build the frame for a black and white picture.

I went back and read the post again. Wow that’s a complex scrolling project.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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