|Project by Bryan Cramer||posted 287 days ago||859 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is my most recent scroll work I did for a client who requested the pattern. She wanted it to be cut out of hickory. I made the matching frame with hickory and walnut. To cut the image I used a #3 and a #5 spiral blades. I stack cut three other blanks and cut four images at the same time (each was 1/8” thick for a total of 1/2”). The other woods are maple, cherry, and (not pictured) red oak I cut with my band saw to 1/8”. I made all the frames that match the portrait wood. The pattern came from Old Griz Scroll Art and the frame idea was in an American Woodworker magazine. I finished the frames with spray lacquer and the portrait wood was oiled with boiled linseed oil. The black backing was picture frame matting purchased at a local hobby store. It is rigid like cardboard so it eliminated the need for plywood support. I covered the back with butcher paper to prevent dust from getting inside.
Fun Facts: 319 entry points; 22 hours of scroll saw cutting; 4 hours to make frames
-- I could count the number of tablesaw accidents I had on one hand, but I don't have any more fingers left!