made from a stained glass pattern

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Project by Jess Littlefield posted 01-06-2017 05:39 PM 1531 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started with one flat piece of maple wood 1” thick. This gives me room for lots of height differences. When cutting this many pieces for a picture its a good idea to have a good system of numbering so you know where everything goes. I did enlarge it from the original size. And not the original colors! which I used printers ink. I like the border around the picture and I think it will be used on more different pictures in the future. Satin lacquer was used. Its not exactly like the picture I started with but close enough. This might have been something from “gone with the wind” if your old enough to have seen that movie but Scarlet made her dress from green window curtains, I think. Always leave the outside of the wood in one piece for the frame from the original piece of wood. After all the pieces are cut out I attach 1/8” baltic birch plywood to the back to complete the box.
Again I used really fine scroll saw blades which are defined as metal cutting blades. 48 teeth per inch and .012 thick. Not a lot of width difference in the regular blades I use .015 but by the time a person adds all those gaps I still have to fill in around the edges with long strips to take up all the interior gaps.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#1 posted 01-06-2017 05:49 PM

I just wanted to warn you, with this many pieces the hardest part of the project is gluing the pieces back in before the glue sets up!! And anytime I do a picture like the ones I have been showing, I always have two copies of the same picture. One to glue to the wood and the other to use during the reconstruction process. Without it, almost impossible..

-- Jess Littlefield

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#2 posted 01-06-2017 05:53 PM

Absolutely amazing. Well done!

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#3 posted 01-06-2017 07:00 PM

This is beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-06-2017 07:10 PM

Really nice. Beautiful job with the colors, too.
Started the End of the Trail, yet?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-06-2017 08:27 PM

Incredible piece of work.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 01-06-2017 09:22 PM

outstanding ! (in her field )

Beautiful and waaaaay beyond my mental capabilities

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 01-06-2017 09:40 PM

Gene I got the picture of the “end of the trail” from Handy Dan and enlarged it but then as I was printing it out I started running out of ink so that makes the lines hard to see. Actually I need a larger picture to start with but am still trying to get this one ready to scrollsaw while looking for a better one. My printer put it on 4 pages which I have learned to tape them together without too much distortion but the odd colors are throwing me.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#8 posted 01-08-2017 12:26 AM

Beautiful picture and beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#9 posted 01-08-2017 08:02 AM

Your showing skill that I can only HOPE to learn someday.

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#10 posted 01-16-2017 03:07 AM

Wow. I have nothing else to say… just… wow.

-- Woodworking Forever

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