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Simple Scrolled Christmas Tree with Hanging 3-D Ornament

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 11-04-2012 10:38 PM 1291 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tree with ornament for my wife to adorn her office during the holiday season.

The pattern for the hanging ornament was a Sue Mey design from ISSUE 49 HOLIDAY 2012 of Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts.

The ornament is cut from 1 3/4” red oak, the tree from a repurposed mahogany dresser drawer box, and the base is aspen from the Wood Currently Not In Use Box. The tree was lightly stained with MinWax Wiping Stain and Finish. The ornament and base were finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil then sprayed with clear lacquer.

The tree pattern is original and you are welcome to it if you can make use of it.

Any ornament that will fit in the opening could be hung in it.

Cheers.





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#1 posted 11-04-2012 11:14 PM

This is really beautiful, Russ! I love the simplicity of the tree! It really shows off the wonderful ornament so well. Very pretty! :)

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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#2 posted 11-04-2012 11:19 PM

Russ, did you stain the tree before cutting it?

Like Sheila said, the simplicity makes it shine!

Steve.

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 12:21 AM

This is just way kool. Merry Christmas. It’ll be here in a flash

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 01:07 AM

Real nice one, Russ!!..............Jim

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

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RussInMichigan

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 02:02 AM

Thanks, Sheila.

I wanted the tree to be downplayed to highlight Sue’s lovely ornament design.

I had given some thought to a banana tree sort of hanger, but chose the tree instead to better capture the intended seasonal nature of it.

The back of the tree is clear mahogany, so the unit is reversible, too!

Thanks again, Sheila.

Russ

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RussInMichigan

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 02:11 AM

Steve,

I wasn’t sure I wanted to add the color, so I did not stain before cutting. After cutting I just wiped on the Minwax Color Express with a paper towel. It laid down to my satisfaction. After giving it a few minutes I wiped back some of the pigment to soften it.

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RussInMichigan

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 02:17 AM

Thanks Roger.
The holiday will indeed be here in a flash and I’m hurrying and scurrying to make the last few things I need the shop for. Here in Michigan, my shop time is pretty limited. Most nights are now dipping toward freezing and daytime highs are in the forties. My shop is unheated so it will only continue to get worse until mid-February or so. I will bring the scroll saw inside but workspace indoors is quite limited.

All the best.

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 02:18 AM

I appreciate the feedback, Jim.

Have you scooted off to the southwest yet?

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 04:17 AM

This is a beautiful piece Russ. What a great way to display the ornament! Beautifully cut.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 02:12 PM

The tree is a wonderful way to highlight a cool ornament! Great job!!!

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 05:10 PM

That’s great! I just started my holiday gift building last night. Think I’ll throw a few of these on the list. Of course, I’ll have to revise the ornament, since I don’t have a scroll saw yet…YET!

Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 07:49 PM

Nice work!

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#13 posted 11-06-2012 12:31 AM

I love this! You did a beautiful job. I just ordered the magazine to get the pattern but it won’t get here for 4-6 weeks. I went to the website but couldn’t find it either. Can you think of any way I could get the pattern so I could make something like this for 2012 Christmas gifts? I wonder if they sell any Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts at Home Depot or at any Craft Stores? Maybe Sue Mey has a blog or website. Thanks for sharing your tree pattern. As I mentioned early on, I just love it. I may be getting a bit over my head for my first project but since I personally know DS251, I’m hoping he will help me :-)

—It is a new day. Go for it—
Staci

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#14 posted 11-06-2012 04:39 PM

Thank you very much CelticScroller.

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#15 posted 11-06-2012 04:46 PM

Mrs N,
I thank you for your comment: The tree is a wonderful way to highlight a cool ornament! Great job!!!

The tree could be used to hang any suitably sized ornament or a candy cane or a photo frame. For that matter, if we follow Sheila Landry’s lead, we could carefully cut an ornament into the tree itself or use a bevel angle on the saw and make the tree itself into a self-framed ornament.

Have fun.

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