Christmas scroll work project

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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 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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#1 posted 02-17-2013 06:33 AM

This is very wonderful a fantastic work of art.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 10:26 AM

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

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 11:37 AM

Awesome work. Incredible scroll work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 12:09 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 03:56 PM

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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#6 posted 02-17-2013 10:00 PM

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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#7 posted 02-19-2013 03:26 PM

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

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