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:
I hope you enjoy seeing Leldon demonstrate just how easy it is to do.
To visit Leldon's site, please follow this link:
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"