First Portrait-Daughter's Wedding

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Project by shopmania posted 09-13-2013 01:12 AM 1729 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a Scroll saw to make some monograms for my daughter for their wedding. After seeing some portraits on here, I decided I wanted to try to do one of her and her husband as a wedding gift.. I got my nephew to make a pattern from a photo, and cut it out. It is 1/4” oak plywood, mounted over black foam core. I mounted it behind plexiglass, so there is quite a bit of glare in the pictures. The frame is made from a piece of Brick molding with some additional profiles cut on the router. I was pretty tickled with the final result. Thanks to my nephew Brian for the pattern! 5th pic is the pattern he made, 3rd pic is the original photo.

Thanks for looking. Thanks to all the LJ’s who explained how they did this on the site so others can follow. I always look here first if I wanna know how to do something. It’s a great resource!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 01:21 AM

Great wedding present—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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#2 posted 09-13-2013 01:40 AM

Wow, that came out really nice!! I think you’ll have a job ding those once the word gets out!!

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

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#3 posted 09-13-2013 05:44 AM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 09-13-2013 12:15 PM

nice job your nephew done a real good job of doing your pattern,it really looks good

-- Punk in PA

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#5 posted 09-13-2013 12:27 PM

Great! job Tim,
I see lots of fragile pieces in there,~I bet you were holding your breath.
Very nice.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 09-13-2013 04:43 PM

Very impressive and special! My daughter is getting married in just a few weeks. If I show her this, she will probably want you to adopt her, or else she might try to trade me in for a more handy father! Thanks for sharing.

-- John B.

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#7 posted 09-13-2013 04:52 PM

Now that you have a scroll saw you’ll find new ways to personalize a lot more of your future pieces and presents to family and friends!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 08:08 PM

Nice! Great work!

-- Roger

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#9 posted 09-15-2013 01:36 AM

WELL I do have to say you had me going for a minute. I thought we might have another wood burner. Very nice piece of art. YOU CAN HOLD YOUR HEAD UP AND BE PROUD. you did very well on this job,

-- Jim Earl

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