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"He Is Risen" Easter Candle Tray

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-01-2014 at 04:25 AM 667 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really love designing candle trays to cut on the scroll saw. The size is something that I am very comfortable with and the possibilities are just about endless.

This is a candle tray that I designed over the weekend for the upcoming Easter holiday. The tray is made from bird’s eye maple that is planed to about 1/2” thick. It is approximately 8” in diameter with the center being about 4” to accommodate most larger jar type candles.

I bevel cut the center circle on the scroll saw by tilting the saw slightly to the outside of the tray. This results in being able to press the center down slightly and raise the frame of the tray off the table, giving the design interest and dimension.

The tray itself is an Easter motif, with the “He Is Risen” saying on the front in a nice font. The three crosses on the hill are on the back of the design and pretty lily silhouettes wind throughout the sides.

I finished the tray with my usual mineral oil/shellac finish. It gives the piece a beautiful, warm sheen and brings out the color of the grain nicely.

You can purchase the pattern on my site if you wish. (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLD454)

Thank you so much for looking. :)

-- 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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#1 posted 04-01-2014 at 05:06 AM

Very well done. Artistic, balanced and attractive. Thank you for posting it.

-- DonB

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 at 05:10 AM

Thank you very much Don. :)

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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#3 posted 04-01-2014 at 06:24 AM

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! And, so in time with the season upon us. God bless you and Keith, who I’m sure had an influence or comment to inject.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 at 06:33 AM

Thank you so much, Russell! :)

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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#5 posted 04-01-2014 at 06:34 AM

This is a very nice project, Sheila. Your work and designs are always beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 at 06:36 AM

Thank you Charles. It feels good to draw again. There are so many things that I think of that sometimes they get all jumbled up inside my head. This was one of those “just do it” projects and I am happy with how it looks.

I appreciate the nice complement very much!

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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#7 posted 04-01-2014 at 03:39 PM

Well done (as always!) Sheila, Happy Easter to you both!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 at 04:12 PM

Thank you Mike! I hope you are doing well. :)

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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#9 posted 04-01-2014 at 05:25 PM

beautiful tray with a great meaning.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 at 07:59 PM

All the detail is magnificent! I don’t know if it was intended but the three wicks of the candle could represent the Holy Trinity. Fabulous work, keep it up.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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lanwater

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 at 08:17 PM

A lot of nice details.

It looks great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 at 08:23 PM

Nice!

The greatest message ever scrolled :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 at 09:44 PM

Sheila,

Your work is always first rate! The design is lovely and, yes, Jesus is risen and sitting at the right hand of God the Father!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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bowtie

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#14 posted 04-02-2014 at 03:32 AM

beautiful design and message

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#15 posted 04-02-2014 at 04:32 AM

Thank you all very much! I am glad you like it. :)

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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