Christmas Tree, ornament,wood,3D, handmade with scroll saw

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Project by Vinnie posted 11-04-2009 10:58 PM 25978 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cutting on this 3d Wood Christmas tree was done with a procedure called antofret. Antofret is a method by which one board can be made to represent two or three, creating a “stand-out” raised relief of the design. This technique was developed in the early 1900’s by an Italian Priest, M. Antonini, and as a lasting reminder of his work this type of cutting was named after him.

When you move the pieces forward they lock open. When you go backwards the pieces come apart. The picture shows how the 3d effect is developed from the flat one that is like it is when it comes off the saw. Solid Poplar Construction
Stained Golden Oak Color. It measures 4”w x 6 1/2”h x 3/4” thick.

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#1 posted 11-04-2009 11:12 PM

You made me google “antofret”. You should post a picture of the tree with all the pieces flat inside each other so people know what you mean… very interesting.

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 05:29 AM

Fantastic job. I have seen things done this way before, but never new what style they were called. Thank you for the information. Great job.

Keep it up.


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#3 posted 11-05-2009 12:26 PM

I thought it was just layered on top of each other and thought it was wonderful.. and then I read the “how to”—awesome!

is this the same premise as the “castles” idea?

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 04:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments! MsDebbieP, what is the castles idea?

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