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Project by bigbuddha posted 139 days ago 787 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- helen





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#1 posted 139 days ago

That is a great design. Very nice!

-- Dan P.

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#2 posted 139 days ago

Woooooooow! I love the koi box!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 139 days ago

Outstanding intarsia top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 138 days ago

Stopped when I saw the intarsia inlay in the round box! These are great boxes! Great that you gave credit but you did a really fine job here. I’d like to see more pictures?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 138 days ago

Thank you for your kind words!! DocSavage45, I upload a picture of what the boxes look like inside!! I took the inside cut out of the koi box and used that for the smaller butterfly box :). No waste there! Now I can make a smaller one out of the butterfly box!

-- helen

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#6 posted 138 days ago

LOL! Like the shakers!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 138 days ago

Lovely boxes, Helen, I’m sure the recipients will be very pleased with their gifts.

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#8 posted 138 days ago

Thanks Julie!! :)

-- helen

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#9 posted 134 days ago

Those are fantastic gifts. Very pretty design, great woods and finish. Like the colors on the Koi box. Great job!

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