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Wood lilies and vase

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-26-2013 12:02 AM 678 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a neat looking pattern scroll saw 3 lilies and a vase. I thought this might make good Christmas gifts for the ladies of the family next Christmas.

Every part, except the round discs, are scroll sawed using the compound cut method. This means you scroll saw on 1 face of a wood block, then rotate the block 90 degrees and scroll saw on the other face.

I used maple for the vase, red oak for the stems and leaves, and yellow heartwood for the petals.

On previous projects, the yellow heartwood gave a bright yellow finish after final polyurethane was applied. On this project, I did not get the bright yellow I wanted. Probably because the compound cut leaves are not exactly following the grain. I applied some yellow dye to the petals to make them a brighter yellow. On a future project, I might try making the petals from common pine and then apply the yellow dye. The dyed pine may give a brighter yellow.

This is the most fragile item I have ever made!!

I used hot melt glue to hold the 5 petals together.

To read more about my trials and tribulations of making these wood flowers, see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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pudtiny

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 07:58 AM

Very nice, it reminds me I must use my scroll saw more to make lovely things

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 02:27 PM

Beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 02-27-2013 07:41 PM

Very pretty lilies and the vase also. These are great gift ideas on almost all occasion for the ladies in the family.

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