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My brother-in-law decided that we should have a gift exchange of something we created. We would all create something then draw names to see who’s creation we would get. So of course I loved the idea. After thinking about it for a couple weeks this is what I came up with. It started as a scroll saw project of cutting out snowy/mountain scene. Then it evolved in to that and custom building a frame. So I started with me wanting to steam bend some wood. I had never tried it before and so started scouring LJ site to find proceses. I found one that used a microwave to do it. WOW was I surprised at how well that went.

I had some Maple hardwood in my shop, and a large slab of Purple Heart. So I cut the rails and stiles out of the Maple. Then used my bandsaw to rip down some strips of Purple Heart. To add the bent wood idea I cut a curve in each of the rails and stiles to add a vein of Purple Heart. Using the method that LJer keifer had posted at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74258 to bend my Purple Heart strips. Then once that was done I wanted to add a little bit more Purple Heart so I cut blocks for the corners.

I forgot to add that I had some Purple Heart knife blanks that I used to back the scrolled out scene too. I finished it with some Tung Oil. My Mother and Father-in-law have it hanging in their house.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 523 days ago

This is very wonderful a fantastic work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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obi999

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#2 posted 523 days ago

That looks bautyful, very nice style and good idea!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 523 days ago

Awesome work. Incredible scroll work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 523 days ago

This is really nice and unusual. Good work on the scroll saw.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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ldl

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#5 posted 523 days ago

Very good job. I like the intricate lines. I know how hard it gets to just leave small lines so this is very good werk.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Time2beupinAZ

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#6 posted 522 days ago

That is sweet looking. I love the colors and how you used them in this piece. Great cutting to.

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

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 521 days ago

Marvelous piece! Great scroll work and beautiful mix of wood.

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