Scrollsawn Weave-look Gift Basket

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 05-10-2010 06:15 AM 2178 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This gift basket was cut on the scroll saw from a pattern by Steve Good (

It is made from a series of concentric rings cut from a single piece of 3/8” white oak. Each ring is rotated 1/2 unit before gluing and it ends up with a ‘weaved’ look. Then top and bottom are added… the top and bottom were stained and waxed, whereas the rings were left au naturel. It is 3 1/2” h and the top ring diameter is 5 1/2”.


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 08:46 PM

Good job Spence. I tried a couple of these several years ago and only created fire pit fuel. There is definitely a bit of skill or learned coordination necessary to use the scroll saw.

I would think the white oak to be a bit harder wood and not as easy to cut on the scroll saw.


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#2 posted 05-11-2010 01:08 AM

Steve, White oak at 3/8” thick isn’t too hard to cut. I used a #5 blade because it was oak, on anything softer I’d use the smaller #3 or even a #2 blade. Adjusting speed is also a consideration for harder wood or thicker wood. All in all, there is a “feel” to scrolling, but it’s more a concentration to focus where the blade is meeting the pattern line. I don’t find it that difficult… but the truth is that once the pattern is removed, nobody can tell if you drifted off a little here or there as long you make the correction gradual. Some of us call that “customizing” or “artistic license”. :)

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 04:22 AM

Unique basket

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