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Project by Handyman_Eric posted 12-26-2013 03:41 AM 1345 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plaque I made for my girlfriend for Christmas. She is a huge “Alice in Wonderland” fan. The face is made of cherry, the teeth and inset of the words is maple, and the back is black walnut. I rounded the teeth slightly with sandpaper to give them kind of an intarsia look. I also left the saw marks in the letters because I liked the look it gave them. It is clear finished in Deft lacquer with a satin finish.

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men" Colossians 3:23

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 04:44 AM

Cool,nice job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-26-2013 05:07 AM

Cool artwork! Very nice. Can you share how you cut out the letters and shapes?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 06:20 AM

Nice detail…..............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 12-26-2013 10:58 AM


Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-26-2013 12:48 PM

Wonderful build!

Jerry, my guess is that a scrollsaw was used for the cutouts.

Thanks for sharing this – it’s quite mad, you know.


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#6 posted 12-26-2013 08:56 PM

Wow that’s an impressive piece of work Eric,

I might come visit you when I need my third set of teeth, have you ever considered a career in dentistry?

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 04:09 AM

It sure looks good.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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