|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 04-01-2014 11:25 AM||1046 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
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"