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Project by Celticscroller posted 10-25-2013 11:19 PM 1032 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut this plaque from maple using a pattern by Keith Fenton. I stained the frame with Black Walnut Danish Oil and the inside with Natural Danish Oil. I then sprayed with a couple of coats of varnish. I glued a veneer (I think it’s cherry but I’m not sure) onto 1/8 inch plywood and stained it with the Natural Danish Oil and then a couple of coats of varnish. The backing was then glued to the plaque. I decided to leave the letter as is without a backing. One more Christmas present off my list!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/





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scrollingmom

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#1 posted 10-25-2013 11:52 PM

Anna, That turned out great. I really like how the Walnut has streaks, it makes it look like
different levels of the ground.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Keith Fenton

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 11:57 PM

That turned out awesome, Anna! Great wood choices and beautiful cutting job!

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 12:01 AM

Thanks Kelly and Keith. Hope your trip is going well Keith. :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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PhilBello

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 11:44 AM

I love this Anna, so many places the wood could have snapped, it’s a work of Art!!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 12:25 PM

Great job! This piece really highlights your talents with several very fine, parallel cuts.

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

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Druid

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 03:35 PM

Lovely job on this Anna. Whoever receives it is going to display it proudly.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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justoneofme

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 03:36 PM

What a beautiful plaque Anna! Those crisp and clean cuts really show off your superb talent with the scrollsaw!! I believe that glued veneer background may be Rosewood rather than Cherrywood, and is the perfect backdrop for the light Maple. Well done!! I bet some lucky fella will receive this for Xmas, eh?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 03:42 PM

This is really nice. It’s a great pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Celticscroller

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#9 posted 10-26-2013 11:16 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Elaine, thanks for identifying the veneer. I got a box full of veneers from a friend and unless it has a label on it, I’m pretty bad at identifying what wood it is. This is a Christmas present for my hubby’s brother – an avid golfer!

Charles, you are right, this is a great pattern. Keith creates some wonderful patterns.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-28-2013 01:28 PM

Very nice looking

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

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Celticscroller

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#11 posted 10-28-2013 04:08 PM

Thanks Roger

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 11-01-2013 01:09 PM

I love the contrasting wood, Anna! You did a wonderful 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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#13 posted 11-01-2013 04:48 PM

Thanks Sheila.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 04:34 PM

Great job Anna! The different woods really work well together and your scrolling is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Celticscroller

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#15 posted 11-06-2013 05:42 PM

Thank you Candy.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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