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Project by cheller posted 2707 days ago 1322 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year since 1999, except for 2, I have warmed up the scroll saw and made a Christmas ornament/window hanging for my family and friends. The two years I haven’t managed to get one made it’s been because of work. The two pictured here are the 2005 (owl) and 2004 (heart) creations. The owl is 3 1/2” tall and 2 5/8” wide. The heart is 3 1/2” tall and 3” wide. The owl is walnut and the heart is purpleheart. The owl is has no finish, the heart was finished with a spray poly.

The owl design is completely original. The heart design is based on a box design in Custom Wooden Boxes for the Scroll Saw by Diana Thompson. I also made that box – it’s the next project I’ll post.

-- Chelle

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#1 posted 2707 days ago

good looking ornaments! simple, and they serve a purpose!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#2 posted 2707 days ago

Very nice. Family heirlooms in the making…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2707 days ago

Are these minature to hang on a tree, or more of a wall hanging.

Very nice

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 2707 days ago

They could be hung on a tree (they’re 3 1/2” in the largest dimension) but it requires a tree with a fair amount of openness. My mother has all but the creche (made in 2000 I think) hanging in her dining room window year round.

-- Chelle

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#5 posted 2706 days ago

these are awesome.
Really like that heart!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2706 days ago

I like the Heart one the best.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 2382 days ago

owl is a great original design. i’ve done a bunch of scrolling, but i rarely design. i like the creativity of that design. i remember thumbing through that book too and the heart box seems familiar. nice adaption.

-- Greg, CT

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#8 posted 2381 days ago

Good job. I admire people who can do artistic things.

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