Holiday Luminary

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Project by scrollingmom posted 08-13-2013 02:11 PM 1499 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started on some of my holiday makings. This is one that I have been wanting to make for awhile, just didn’t make the time to do it. Well, here it is. This is called Holiday Luminary and the pattern called for all four sides to be cut out the same. I thought it was too busy so I made two side solid. I also put in some black for background just so you could see the cut-outs.

The luminary is made of 1/4” Cedar. I just love the different color variations you get with Cedar. I know that most people do not use the pieces of wood that have the white edges, but I love those color differences. I also left the bottom unfinished so that a person could smell the cedar. The luminary is 5 1/2” square and 9 3/4” tall. The pattern is from Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts 2011 magazine, the maker is Gloria Cosgrove.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 03:32 PM

Beautiful work and I love the theme!

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 03:35 PM

Wow, that is beautiful, Kelly!!
Will it have a candle or electric light inside?

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 03:39 PM

Nicely done! Makes me want to fetch the scroll saw I was given in a couple boxes of tools and start cutting.

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 03:45 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

Jim it is made to have a candle inside.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 04:11 PM

Nice job! I too like the color variations.

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 04:18 PM

A beautiful piece of work Kelly. Your cutting is so clean and accurate. I love your choice of wood and I agree with the solid sides. I think it shows up the pattern much better.

-- Anna

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 05:33 PM

Exquisite work, Kelly! Love that detail!


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#8 posted 08-13-2013 05:50 PM

I love it! Especially with the cedar. Beautiful work.

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 07:51 PM

Great work Kelly… Have you seen it in the dark with a candle inside? Certain it’ll look wonderful! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 01:42 AM

very nice design, love the smell of cedar, maybe you’ll smell it when you burn some candles.

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#11 posted 08-14-2013 02:18 AM

Great job on that one Kelly. Did you stack cut the front and back?

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#12 posted 08-14-2013 03:33 AM

Fine work

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#13 posted 08-14-2013 03:37 AM

Very nice work looks great.

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#14 posted 08-14-2013 02:04 PM

Wow! This is just beautiful! You did a wonderful cutting job on it! :)


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#15 posted 08-14-2013 02:26 PM

Thank you everyone.

I have not burned a candle inside yet. I too think that when it is burning you should be able to smell the cedar.
Yes, I did stack cut the front and back, then stacked the sides when I was ready to cut the perimeter.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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