|Project by JJones98042||posted 11-20-2012 01:59 PM||1112 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
- A simple puzzle for him to play with.
- The backing can be used for dry-erase drawings when the pieces are removed.
- To hang on the wall/door of his room as a sign when not in use.
- A learning experience for me to try the scroll saw and get some idea of what intarsia might be like.
It started off as one of those magnetic dry-erase signs, a pattern, and some walnut and curly maple I had on-hand. The pieces have 3/8” rare-earth magnets inset into their backs so that they will stay when the unit is hung on the wall. The finish is a shellac and BLO sealer coat followed by about 4-6 coats of Minwax gloss wipe-on poly.
Overall, the project was a lot of fun to make. It was my first attempt at a scroll saw project and taught me that I have a LOT to learn. I definitely need to figure out how to cut the pieces more accurately for a consistent fit/gap between the species and refine my skills/process for rounding and shaping the pieces after they have been cut. It definitely piqued my interest in doing some more intarsia work in the future! :)
Thanks for looking. :)
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