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Ornament 2007

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Blog series by cheller updated 11-05-2007 05:46 AM 2 parts 4472 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Design Planning

10-14-2007 04:37 AM by cheller | 1 comment »

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and relax. This is a long one. Earlier this year I posted pictures of a couple of the ornaments I’ve been making almost annually as a project. You can see them here. It’s time to start focusing on this year’s ornament. I started making an ornament/window hanging each year in 1996. I’ve missed two years – both because of work related time pressures. But every other year I’ve produced an edition of about 25 whic...

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Part 2: Finalizing Pattern and Prototype

11-05-2007 05:46 AM by cheller | 4 comments »

I finally got the time today to work on the ornament design. An hour or so of scanning, printing, cutting and pasting got me to a design that looked promising. There are a few layout lines showing in this, the black lines are the pattern lines. The next step was to cut out a prototype and see how it worked. So it was off to the scroll saw. Just for kicks here’s a picture of my scroll saw. Once I found a piece of stock 1/8” thick walnut, I needed to attach the pattern to ...

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