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Project by scrollingmom posted 09-17-2014 12:31 PM 2433 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone its been a busy summer. We cut down this Locust tree and I took a couple of pieces just for me.

This pattern resembles the pattern made by Marilyn Carmin. I did a little adjusting on it to make it fit this piece of wood. This is Locust and it wasn’t hard to cut at all. In fact i’ve had some oak that just didn’t want to be any part of a project.

The overall picture measures 18” tall by 11” wide at it widest part and 1/2” thick. I finished it off with spray lacquer and a couple of coats of wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 12:37 PM

that is cool, and creative.

I liked the article on your work in the Emporia newspaper, well deserved.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 12:41 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work, Kelly! I’m glad you posted the species because it looks like mesquite with the yellow sap wood!!
If I tired that, I have a handful of wood pieces! You are really good!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 12:42 PM

Wow. Nice job. Cool design. Love it

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 12:55 PM

This is awesome – love the placement of the elements of this.

VERY good eye!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 01:13 PM

one of the most beautiful peices of art I have seen in many years. You are truley an inspiration.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#6 posted 09-17-2014 01:23 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-17-2014 01:52 PM

that is very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 09-17-2014 02:03 PM

Beautiful artwork. You definitely are an artist.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#9 posted 09-17-2014 02:06 PM

Wow!. This is quite a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 09-17-2014 03:00 PM

Outstanding! Beautiful design and integration into the wood, and very nicely scrolled. Congratulations on a great project, Kelly.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 09-17-2014 03:07 PM

Very nice indeed! Locust is at the top of the hardness scale for hardwoods in the USA. A big storm came through northern Illinois last week, knocking down some trees. One of them in my Mom’s neighborhood was a Locust, I think honeylocust. I have a small chainsaw mill for my 20” saw that I used to cut some boards, just under 8 feet. I had to stop in the middle of each board and sharpen the rip chain. I cut a cherry tree a few months ago and I cut at least 12 boards 10 feet long before sharpening. You must have one heck of a scroll saw set up, lol.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#12 posted 09-17-2014 03:17 PM

Very Well Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 09-17-2014 04:44 PM

wow kelly, your really on top of your game, this is so cool, i could look at this for a long time, beautiful.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 09-17-2014 05:46 PM

Beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 09-18-2014 01:31 AM

Thank you everyone. You are all my inspiration. I do enjoy all comments good and criticism.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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