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Project by nancyann posted 03-21-2013 03:05 PM 691 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 03:37 PM

That is a great project – the scrollwork is the best part, of course! ;-)

I thought the green part was an inlay at first, then I noticed the grain of the wood and realized it was painted/washed a different color – cool touch!

If I might suggest – try backing the project with a dark piece of hardboard – that way it makes the image of the frog “Pop”.

Great build – thanks for sharing!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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William

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 12:03 PM

Good work, but now I gotta ask based on Bob’s reply. Is it inlaid? I can see the grain matching, but the line around the green looks like you may have removed that area, cut the scroll work, then inlaid it back in.
Also a good idea. I’ve got many, many wildlife patterns that would look great on a flower pot bench like this. That’s an idea I hadn’t thought of making though.

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 02:13 PM

Here’s my guess – Nancy cut the back while it was still in pieces, which fit easily on the scrollsaw.

The cut is to keep the wash from migrating into the non-washed area.

Am I right Nancy?????

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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nancyann

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 03:52 PM

You’re right Bob! I placed the paper pattern on the back piece and cut it out, paint washed it, then glued back in place. Then put all the pieces together.

-- Nancy Antley

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nancyann

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 04:08 PM

Yes it was inlaid. I love to inlay alot of my work, to me it’s so pretty like that. Thanks for asking

-- Nancy Antley

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 07:21 PM

Very cool and I love the green color. You said you like to inlay alot of stuff, have you tried tilting your table to raise the background. Like the lilly pad woud be raised a little out of the back of the bench but not enough to hinder the pots. It would give it good depth. I think it looks great just like it is too. How big is the project?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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