|Project by bigbuddha||posted 04-05-2014 01:30 AM||1074 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
I found some ideas from LJ projects and made these for my uncle and aunt! Will be visiting them in a few days!
The koi bowl was from a plan by Deb Nicholson from the Creative Woodworks & Crafts June 2010 issue. I actually scaled it down to about 7.5 inches. Some of the fish parts were too small for me to cut being totally new to scrollsawing so I just carved the details in. This was my first time doing intarsia and it was a lot of fun! I would make this again, but dunno who I could give it to. The finish on here was milk paint and 4 coats of tried and true varnish oil. The wood was obeche. The original plan was just a decorative bowl but I thought it’d be more useful to make it into a box, so I just scrollsawed out the middle and put a little lip on the bottom of the koi pond to sit on top.
The other little box was from a Steve Good scroll saw plan: http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/2010/05/butterfly-box-scroll-saw-pattern.html. The top is made of mahogany pallet wood that my neighbor saved for a few decades. The bottom of the body is also obeche wood that came from the koi box cut-off :).
The more I scroll saw, the more I’m on love with it!!! No loud noises, and I can sneak into the shop when the kids are off to bed.
Still deciding whether to put magnets as a catch on the boxes, but we are leaving in a few days so might now.