Self framing rose

  • Advertise with us
Project by StayinBroke posted 01-04-2013 02:31 AM 1165 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting was quite a challenge for me. And quite a headache (literally!) I cut this rose from 1/2” Yellowheart. I really hate to love this wood. Yellowheart is a beautiful tight grained wood, but ROCK HARD!!! I think I went through at least a dozen or so blades on this one. Due to all the details in this rose, I had to break it up into 3 or 4 nights of cutting about an hour or so at at time, each night ending with a headache. The night I finished it, I had such a bad headache it put me on my back for an hour. I had been getting headaches from longer sessions at the scroll saw, but this was the one that did it. The next day I called the optometrist and scheduled an eye exam, and the next week and a nice shiny new pair of glasses and now I’m scrollin’ happily once again!

-- I'm just me.

6 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 2490 days

#1 posted 01-04-2013 02:36 AM

Truly outstanding! Roses are always hard to capture and you’ve done a tremendous job. Really like it.

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

View a1Jim's profile


117328 posts in 3775 days

#2 posted 01-04-2013 02:45 AM

Very nice ,I like the design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View shipwright's profile


8163 posts in 2995 days

#3 posted 01-04-2013 05:36 AM

Very nice.
Roses are one of my favorite motifs.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

View tomd's profile


2174 posts in 3968 days

#4 posted 01-04-2013 05:47 AM

That’s a very unique cutting, very nicely done.

-- Tom D

View Surfside's profile


3389 posts in 2371 days

#5 posted 01-04-2013 05:28 PM

Well, look at you go!Truly an inspiring work!

-- "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"

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2373 days

#6 posted 01-04-2013 09:25 PM

With that excellent piece, all the hard work paid off. Truly a work of art.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics