Self Framing Fretwork Cross

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Project by jerrells posted 422 days ago 1016 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SO what have I been working on this week. THIS. A Self Framing Fretwork Cross. The main part of the cross is made of Maple. The Cross is made of Walnut. The backer board is 1/8 Baltic Birch Plywood stained light Walnut. I have posted several pictures this week in an attempt to show you what I see. The slow development of the different stages of something I cut. This is part of the fun of doing scrollwork. Finish this, finish that part and then finally put it together. Thanks for looking and this will be in my fall craft shows. Details later. This was made in Texas where it is about 100 degrees and my shop only has one air conditioner – A FAN.

This design is from Keith Fenton at Shelia Landry Designs. I just love his work but it is a bit challenging. This one came out straight forward with no real problems. I think that someday Keith will design a pattern that once you are finished cutting it all that is left is saw dust – LOL. I guess you could put all the saw dust in a jar and a picture beside it.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Beautiful. Great job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 422 days ago

You know what? I really like this. It’s a beautiful piece of scroll saw work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 422 days ago

Great design and very well cut too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 422 days ago

Beautiful work—very, very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 421 days ago

Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 421 days ago

Some amazing saw work, wow!!!!!1

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 421 days ago

Jerrell – your cutting just gets better and better. You really did an awesome job on this! Beautiful! :)


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

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#8 posted 420 days ago

Nice work!!! it turned out great!!!

-- Curly, South Dakota! Now where did I put that board stretcher?

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#9 posted 419 days ago

I absolutly love it. I am not familar with his patterns. Do you have a link of where I can get to look at some of his patterns??? Thanks and great piece of scrolling.

-- John T.

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#10 posted 418 days ago

You did a great job. This cross looks great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Dan Krager

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#11 posted 417 days ago

Lookin’ good!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

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