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Project by Celticscroller posted 08-07-2013 05:15 PM 859 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box to hold the happy couple’s guest book. The overlay on the top of the box is a Sue Mey pattern. The box was cut using the scroll saw with no joins in the box. The box is made from mahogany and the lid and base from maple. I covered the book in leather and cut out one of Keith Fenton’s filigree bells in leather on the scroll saw as a decoration for the top of the book and in cardstock for the greeting card.
Thanks for looking.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 08-07-2013 05:32 PM

That is very beautiful! Both inside and out, it is going to be a wonderful keepsake that they will certainly cherish forever. I love seeing how you make such lovely things using many different patterns. You have a wonderfully creative way of presenting everything in the best way. Great job! :)

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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Celticscroller

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#2 posted 08-07-2013 06:05 PM

Thank you Sheila. It was a fun project to do even though my sewing machine and the leather didn’t get along and I had to come up with a plan B!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 08-07-2013 06:18 PM

Did you use needles for leather? I know that they make a big difference. They are a weird shape but they work well depending on how thick it is. :)

-- 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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Celticscroller

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 06:28 PM

I used leather needles and upholstery thread but my machine was 30 years old and had seen a lot of hard work and just decided to retire! The motor went! It all worked out in the end – after some frustrating moments. :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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scrollingmom

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#5 posted 08-07-2013 07:18 PM

Very nice! Everything looks great. I’ll have to agree with Sheila its something they will treasure always.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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CFrye

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#6 posted 08-07-2013 08:38 PM

Anna, these turned out beautifully! The raised letters and design on the box lid are well done. Any tips for alignment, glueing and finishing? Looks like some embellishments on the leather bell, did you paint it as well? If so, before or after cutting? Interested in how you did finish the edges of the book, by hand? Congratulations to the happy couple. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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atchison32

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#7 posted 08-07-2013 08:41 PM

You are an artist!!!!!!!

Wow!

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Roger

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 09:07 PM

A really special box that will be well received. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Celticscroller

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 03:43 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Candy I burned the edging on the book. I did put rhinestones on the leather bell and just sprayed it with a lacquer to seal it in – no paint. As far as placing the overlay, I found the centre point and then did some measuring from there to make sure everything was aligned. I used superglue to attach the overlay as I didn’t want any bleed out from wood glue.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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CFrye

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#10 posted 08-08-2013 04:32 AM

Glue then finish? Or the other way around? Burned edges on the book…nice.

-- God bless, Candy

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americancanuck

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 10:41 AM

Very impressive work.

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nayo

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#12 posted 08-08-2013 02:21 PM

a fine piece, and we do small letters like the date so i can only imagine the difficulty you may have doing those.

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Celticscroller

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#13 posted 08-08-2013 10:29 PM

Thank you Americancanuck and Nayo. Yes the letters and numbers were a challenge. I had to recut a couple as they dropped off my workbench and I couldn’t find them on the floor!

Candy I did a lacquer finish on the box. I dipped the overlay in Danish oil and after drying, I sprayed with a Krylon satin finish. Once everything was dry, I then glued the overlay to the box.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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HillbillyShooter

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#14 posted 08-10-2013 01:59 AM

Beautiful work!

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

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