|Project by KnotCurser||posted 03-28-2013 11:04 PM||2463 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
This project was done for a client who’s friends are getting married.
The monogram was indeed cut on my Dewalt Scrollsaw and measures 46×28 inches!
Material is solid 1/2 inch Baltic Birch Plywood.
Pic 3 shows me holding up the pattern – that’s 16 standard sized pieces of paper taped together.
The intention is to have all their wedding guests sign this with a brightly colored marker – the couple then intends to display it in their house after the wedding as a reminder of the day. Pretty cool idea!
Needless to say, the most complicated part of the project was the SIZE. I had to figure out the proper order to cut things out of the solid piece and exactly HOW to cut them out. It wound up that the edges were the hardest, which was opposite of my original thoughts.
BTW, I used a #6 Spiral Blade if anyone is wondering. ;-)
After everything was cut, I was able to use my spindle sander to smooth the majority of the edges – the rest was done by hand.
I then applied two coats of some high quality latex paint.
This will most likely be the largest thing I cut on my scrollsaw for some time to come – I can’t imagine anything topping it! :-)
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