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The Eyes of the Tiger - Scroll Saw Portrait

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Project by Pabreu posted 05-14-2013 12:45 AM 1828 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my last scroll saw piece, entitled The Eyes of the Tiger. Every piece of it was handmade by me taking me up to 18 hours in all to complete, from the creation of the pattern to cutting the design on the wood, from installing the black backing to hand making the frame, it’s all me. The frame is made of pine wood darkened with Judea bitumen and finished with polish wax. This magnificent tiger portrait measures 57cm wide by 70cm tall, a size fit for such a menacing, mesmerizing look!

-- Pabreu, Portugal, Sintra, http://pabreuwoodworking.blogspot.com





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 12:53 AM

Pabreu, this is a fantastic piece of art!

As one who does a lot of scroll sawing, I can saw for certain that this was an extremely difficult pattern to create and then cut. Purely marvelous.

Thank you for sharing this!

-bob

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 12:57 AM

I agree totally with Bob! I am always impressed with your beautiful work, but this one is over the top! So professional and beautiful and it just speaks to you with its intense stare. You are one talented man! Everything about it is awesome, including the frame! Beautiful!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 01:53 AM

You done a great job the detail the design is all great.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 05-14-2013 01:57 AM

Amazing work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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eddie

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 03:41 AM

awesome

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 05-14-2013 04:09 AM

WOW…..all I can say is WOW!

-- I have no idea what I'm doing....but doing it anyway :)

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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 05:53 AM

that is really nice…sure are allot of holes in that one.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 07:16 AM

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Pabreu

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#9 posted 05-14-2013 08:09 AM

Than you very much for all the kind comments! Greetings from Portugal!
Pedro

-- Pabreu, Portugal, Sintra, http://pabreuwoodworking.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 05-14-2013 09:31 PM

Great Job! Not only is the cutting awesome but the frame and matting really enhances the scroll work.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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