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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1311: Some Beautiful Work and a Video From a Friend

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-06-2014 10:37 AM 1192 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1310: Impact Part 1311 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1312: Finishing The Banner Project »

Today I am doing some cutting for the topper for my banners and writing the patterns packet, so I really don't have much of my own work to show you. However, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to share a video with you that my friend Leldon Maxcy just made on how to cut inlay pieces for scroll sawn ornaments.



I have known Leldon for probably about 15 years.  That's pretty long considering how young he is!  I met him at a woodworking show when he was only a teenager.  Even back then he had a passion for scroll sawing and woodworking in general. Leldon made friends easily through the shows he attended, as we not only liked his friendly nature, but also were impressed by the amount of skill he had at such a young age.  Long story short, we became friends and rarely does a week go by when we don't have a nice long phone visit. We always have something fun to talk about that pertains to woodworking, it seems. 



Last week Leldon presented a wonderful project he created using one of Keith's designs:





He scrolled this bass on a gorgeous piece of cedar that is 1.25" thick.  He then finished it with Danish oil and several coats of spray lacquer to offer a really beautiful look. I think the finished piece speaks for itself as to Leldon's talent!  I think it looks stunning! 



Yesterday, Leldon posted a video that I wanted to share with you all today.  Many woodworkers like to do inlay work on their pieces and use the scroll saw to cut them.  In the video, Leldon shows a quick and simple way to do just that.  Some of his ornaments are going to be featured in the upcoming holiday issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts and he thought this video will help people understand the process a bit better.  



You can see the video here:



http://youtu.be/Sp24N48kzqs



I hope you enjoy seeing Leldon demonstrate just how easy it is to do. 



To visit Leldon's site, please follow this link:



Leldon's Scrollsawing



On his site, Leldon offers patterns as well as some finished items. You may also contact him if you want something custom cut, as he is always happy to work with you and does beautiful scroll work for a fair price.  I have referred many people to him and they have always been happy. 



With that said, I had better get to it. I have a lot to do and want to get an early start.  It is a beautiful sunny day here without a cloud in the sky.  I think spring has finally found its way to Nova Scotia. 



Happy Tuesday to you. :) 

-- 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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Celticscroller

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 08:39 PM

Thanks for sharing Leldon’s video. He did a great job on it and explained the process very well. I like how he used the board for spraying glue.
Sunny and warm here – gardening day.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Leldon

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 09:55 PM

Thank you Sheila for posting about the video! You are the best and always will be! Thanks Anna! I have used that board forever. I have a nice thick coat of overspray on it now! Makes it easy to spray and the pattern doesn’t fly off because of it too!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 10:19 PM

Hi, Anna and Leldon! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I was working on NEW things today. :)

Anna – I also thought that Leldon’s video was really great. So many people get confused when bevel cutting and he showed a clear and easy way to bevel cut pieces for inlay. I was happy to share it because I get so many people asking me about it as well.

I also thought the board was a great idea. It helps keep the glue away from your hands. I always like sharing ideas from other woodworkers because we all have our ways of doing things that others may not have thought of. It is great to share our ideas with each other and I think we all benefit from it! :)

It is a beautiful and sunny day here today. Spring is definitely here!

Have a great evening! :D

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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Roger

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 01:30 AM

That’s way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 09:14 AM

Thanks, Roger – Leldon does some amazing work! :)

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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