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Project by scrollingmom posted 352 days ago 1140 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 352 days ago

Beautiful work and I love the theme!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 352 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 352 days ago

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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scrollingmom

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#4 posted 352 days ago

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

Jim it is made to have a candle inside.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Woodenwizard

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#5 posted 352 days ago

Nice job! I too like the color variations.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Celticscroller

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#6 posted 352 days ago

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 http://richmondcarvers.com/

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 352 days ago

Exquisite work, Kelly! Love that detail!

-bob

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

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nancyann

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#8 posted 352 days ago

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

-- Nancy Antley

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Sanding2day

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#9 posted 351 days ago

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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doordude

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#10 posted 351 days ago

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

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Hawaiilad

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#11 posted 351 days ago

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

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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deon

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#12 posted 351 days ago

Fine work

-- Dreaming patterns

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tomd

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#13 posted 351 days ago

Very nice work looks great.

-- Tom D

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 351 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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scrollingmom

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#15 posted 351 days ago

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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