Nativity story box

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Project by snoman1973 posted 138 days ago 583 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This poplar story box , designed by Sheila Landry, is the most detailed and intricate project I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Made from 1/4 and 1/2 in thick stock, I used a #2/0 r blade to get the fine detail and leave a clean cut on the backside of the work. Working in such a soft wood I was nervous the entire time that I’d cut through something I didn’t want to and luckily I didn’t. :) Normally I don’t do pieces this involved, but now that I have I may do more. . . but not right away.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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#1 posted 138 days ago

That’s my son that did this. Great job Erik!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 138 days ago

That is absolutely wonderful! You did a FABULOUS job on it! :) Yes – poplar would be a bit fragile, but it looked like you nailed it. I love seeing people enjoy what I come up with. Congratulations on it!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 138 days ago

Nice job Erik,it looks great.I’m looking forward to doing this one myself.

-- There's a fine line between hobby and mental illness.

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#4 posted 138 days ago

This looks great and I’d say that you are well on your way to being a skilled scroll sawyer. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 138 days ago

Very nice
Your cutting is great


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 133 days ago

Very pretty box, like the intricate designs and you did a great job executing them.

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#7 posted 133 days ago

Very nice work. Nice clean cuts.

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