Christmas Nativity Box

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Project by jerrells posted 10-09-2013 09:19 PM 1145 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest cutting that I just finished today. This will be one of the center pieces of my display and the Richardson Senior Center Craft Fair. A Christmas Nativity box, lined inside. This type of cutting must have a lining because the cuts in the walls and top are to fragile by themselves. The box can be used for holiday berries, Christmas cards or many other uses. I hope you enjoyed looking at it.

This is a Steve Good pattern and can be found on his WEB-Site. I did modify the pattern some. It had a crown on Mary’s head and, to me, that is not correct – so I removed it.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 10:11 PM

Very, very nicely done—most attractive! Although, I personally would have preferred a hallo for Mary.

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 11:00 PM

Very beautiful work, Jerrell! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 11:36 PM

I see a halo for Mary.

Well done, jerrells

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 11:37 PM

Great job

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#5 posted 10-10-2013 12:35 AM

Super piece. Very good work on that one!!!

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#6 posted 10-10-2013 01:04 AM

Very nicely done!

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#7 posted 10-10-2013 01:40 AM

Really awesome work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-10-2013 02:02 AM

Beautifully cut and wonderful centerpiece Jerrel. Steve has so many good patterns. I appreciate your modification. Thank you for sharing. Hope you do well at the craft fair! When is it?

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 10-10-2013 06:38 AM

Jerrels, very nice job on the scroll work. You might try making the box and then applying the scroll work. Bob and I made this box and it turned out well.

With a little planning, you could oversize the scroll work slightly and then trim it to size after it is applied.

This is another technique. (Zoom and go to image #5.) In this case the scroll work is thicker and has a piece of veneer applied to the back. White glue was applied to the scroll work, dried, and then the veneer was stuck on with a hot iron. The scrolled top is inset just like the bottom of the box.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

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#10 posted 10-10-2013 09:42 AM

Love it! Neatly done.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 10-10-2013 09:44 AM

I know it’s too early but thanks to your project, here is my first “Merry Christmas !” of the year :) Thanks for sharing.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#12 posted 10-11-2013 01:45 PM

You’ve done a really nice job. I’ve. Made this box myself in the past. Its a fun project that looks nice, sand doesn’t take that long to finish. Keep up the good work

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#13 posted 10-11-2013 07:50 PM

Nice job. That turned out wonderful.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#14 posted 10-11-2013 08:00 PM

Very nice.

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#15 posted 10-11-2013 09:10 PM

Flawless scroll saw work! Really nice pattern and the idea is flowing. Astounding box!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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