CMSAF Seal on the Scroll Saw

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 11-17-2012 05:53 PM 3100 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I would consider to be “Extreme Scroll Saw” Intarsia work! This is the most intense piece I’ve done yet! It’s made from Oak, Walnut, American Holly, Aspen, Mahogany, and Hickory. The back board is 1/4” Birch plywood. Every piece was cut on the scroll saw and hand sanded. The arrow shafts were cut from a piece of Hickory (for strength): ripped on the table saw at 1/16” and then taken to the scroll saw and ripped at 1/32”. The ribbon in the eagle beak is multiple pieces, layered and hand shaped to give it the twisting look. All of the feathers are individually cut (Scroll Saw) from walnut and hand sanded. The Wreath, top section of the shield, feet, beak, and holly sprigg are all Oak. The Tail feathers are Hickory. The cloud on top is Aspen. The lettering and stars were hand drawn. The outer edge measures 16-1/2”. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this desin or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:26 PM

Holey Moley, This is amazing. From a Scrollsaw or Intarsia standpoint its truly amazing! The details and colors are great. How long did this take? Will go down as one of the great ones posted here no doubt!

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

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 06:40 PM

Very nice work there. I love it.

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

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 08:45 PM

Beautiful what else can be said…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 09:24 PM


-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 10:52 PM

Absolutely Fantastic! The most beautiful scrolling work I’ve ever seen.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 11:03 PM


-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 11:53 PM

Oh my gosh! This one of the most complicated pieces I have ever seen. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Aaron McCain

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 06:38 AM

That is incredible work. I hope it will hold a place of honor in that office!

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 02:23 PM

That piece looks awesome!! You did a fantastic job cutting and shaping. Good choice of woods.

-- Intarsia92

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 09:27 AM

Outstanding details. I’m glad you didn’t coloured it, instead you pointed wholle beauty of woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 04-27-2013 10:48 PM

Awesome work!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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