Learning Curve #18: Scrollsaw Box

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 11-28-2007 12:58 AM 8938 reads 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the success of my scrollsaw stars, I decided to get a little more challenging.

I found this pattern for a “fern box” online and I used some leftover tongue & groove pine that Rick brought home from his work.

Took me 3 hours to complete this stage.
oh.. and only 1 scrollsaw blade!! Now THAT’s impressive

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 11-28-2007 01:03 AM

Not only is it impressive that you used one scroll saw blade but the work looks really GREAT!!!! I really like the pattern. Can’t wait to see the fininshed product….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-28-2007 01:12 AM

Amazing! Absolutely beautiful.

And only one saw… that’s even more impressive.

Again, I love your un-dogmatic approach. You don’t mind to paint walnut and you scroll-saw and expose the beauty of… tongue & groove “cheap” leftovers. Mot’s daughter would be proud of you! Tongue (and groove) in cheek, of course!

By the way, I can spot some very thin and delicate cuts and some crisp corners that you must be proud of…

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#3 posted 11-28-2007 01:35 AM

thanks :)

Actually I haven’t even had time to look at it closely.. I finished the last cut, grabbed it and came upstairs to start supper…
took time to post some pix …

I’ll get a closer look as I sand those edges…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-28-2007 01:40 AM

Very nice Debbie. A great job. How thick is the pine?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 11-28-2007 02:25 AM

LOL…you did a nice job, Debbie! I’m impressed with the patience it takes for that kind of detail. Good job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 11-28-2007 03:02 AM

I think you are doing a bang up job with one of my favorite tools. I can’t wait to see what you craft with it next, Debbie!

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#7 posted 11-28-2007 05:44 AM

Very very nice Deb…

-- Bob

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#8 posted 11-28-2007 06:41 AM

Debbie it is beginning to sound like you’ve unleashed the inner artist in you. Beginnings of a great little box – maybe for some potpourri?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-28-2007 09:20 AM

Those are really great marijuana leaves, Debbie!

Ha ha, just kidding ;) ...forgive me, couldn’t resist. But seriously, that is some impressive scroll work! Keep that stuff up. You’re darn good at it. I just received some parts for my scroll saw blade tensioner last week. You have inspired me to put it together and try it out again.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 11-28-2007 11:46 AM

thanks everyone.

The pine is 3/8” thick.
Patience: yah, I don’t have much of that when it comes to making a project. I have to keep myself focused on the moment, on the section of line I’m cutting rather than looking at how much is left to do or wishing it was done.

The box: not sure, yet, how I’m going to put this together, especially since the bottom edges have “the groove” still in them. But I’m sure I will come up with something.

Blake: Blake, Blake, Blake… I’ll never be able to look at my work in the same way ever again….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 11-28-2007 04:47 PM

Looks great :) I need to crack open my scroll saw, haven’t used it in ages but sure is fun.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 11-28-2007 04:50 PM

it was fun actually :)
have fun !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 11-28-2007 05:20 PM

Yer definitley gaining on it Deb.
Very nice work .


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 11-28-2007 05:23 PM

thanks :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 11-28-2007 06:00 PM

Outstanding, Deb. You outta be very proud.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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