Scrollwork carving

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Project by difalkner posted 06-27-2016 05:00 PM 913 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I started over 20 years ago but shelved when I moved and I’ve kept it intact through a couple of moves now. I was waiting on some laser work for my guitar logo a few days ago and decided to pull this out and finish it (my friends don’t know anything about it so it’s not really late… LOL!).

Anyway, it’s Honduras Mahogany and is about 7”x12” and 1/4” thick. I designed this in CorelDRAW and have done about 6 of these for friends. They take me about 25 hours start to finish. Or in this case, about 20 years! ;)

It’s all done with the drill press, scroll saw, Dremel hand-held and on a router base, X-Acto knife, and with palm carving tools and then finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer. The berries and branches have water based aniline dye to provide a bit of contrast. I finished this one is satin instead of gloss because there are so many diverging surfaces on the berries and leaves that they just glare and cause a lot of specular highlights.

Thanks for looking – enjoy!

-- Nothing to do with woodworking at all, just our music at church (I'm the guy with the Koa Takamine) -

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#1 posted 06-28-2016 01:13 PM

Very nice work. I really like the combo of scrolling and carving as those are my two interests.

-- Kepy

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#2 posted 06-28-2016 01:59 PM

Very well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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