Oak portrait

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Project by Chris posted 07-19-2013 08:41 PM 1144 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have done a number of these scroll saw portraits, but this is my favorite. It is always a delicate balance between detail and cutting ability. The more detail equals very delicate cuts which sometimes are too hard to achieve. This one balanced out nicely. I think starting with a black and white photo also helped. Measures 12 X 16, cut from 1/8” oak plywood (3/0 spiral blade) and framed in common pine with ebony stain. Thanks for looking!

-- Chris, Virginia

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#1 posted 07-19-2013 09:23 PM

Great job! I love doing portrait work, and I can appreciate the time and skill that went into this work. Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 10:10 PM

Ah Yea, how could you not love that portrait. Very nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 12:11 AM

Nice work on the eyes and mouths, very expressive.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 02:29 AM

You done a great job in design and scroll work.The eyes and hair really stand out. Great great job.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 06:18 PM

You got that spot on great job

-- robert dignam

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 05:57 PM

Realy beuatiful indeed. Nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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