Frames, scrolled & etched

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Project by TJ65 posted 01-06-2011 11:39 AM 2296 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Doesn’t it show what different colouring can do for a project.
Admittedly I have internally framed one, but both were stack cut.
As these were cut using ply and our ply here is very noticeably different in the layers, I decided to paint the back and the inside cuts with black to hopefully just show the front panel of wood. I think I achieved this and it these look so much better than the first couple I did.
After painting I sanded the front just to get some of the accidental spray off then stained them and spray coated with poly.
I am actually getting the hang of cutting glass now, so watch out unused photo frames etc I am wielding a glass cutter!!!!!
The etched mirror was the first in the long line of etching for me. It is sooooooo much fun and relaxing. This is another etched mirror. The pictures I use are either found on the net or are stencils from books.

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 11:50 AM

wow … hours of time into these.
Very impressive.

Look out glass!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 12:18 PM

I really admire your endless patience, so nice.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 12:52 PM

Nice frames Theresa, how many cuts would there be in these? Would you use spiral blades on them? Like your etching on the mirror.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 01:00 PM

Very nice. That took some time.

-- Have a great day.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 01:01 PM

Theresa! These are so beautiful and elegant! Such delicate scroll work! You did a absolutely fabulous job on them! Girl, you rock!


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

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 01:02 PM

Never count the cut as I wouldn’t do them other wise. They didn’t take long and I find them pretty relaxing to do. But I NEVER use spiral blades. I tried them once and couldn’t control the cuts at all, ended up having holes here there and everywhere. So I just stick to the normal ones. But I do have a tendency to use the mach speed Olsen blades, as they cut faster but still leave a nice clean cut.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 01:37 PM

Talent talent you have it what a great job.

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Sam Shakouri

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 02:35 PM

Very nice collection of frames. Well done.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 03:00 PM

Beautiful frames and some very impressive scroll sawing skill Theresa. I wish I was anywhere near as good at it as you are. The etched mirrors were also elegant along with the frames. How do you etch them?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-06-2011 03:02 PM

Theresa, these are absolutely beautiful and have so much detail and character.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 01-06-2011 03:40 PM

Wow, Theresa! Your a very busy woodworker.

Stack cutting is similar to marquetry cutting.

Very beautiful Frames, thank’s for the inspiration.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 01-06-2011 03:41 PM

Now those are very cool. Good stuff Theresa…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 01-06-2011 04:00 PM

If I were asked to describe your work and posts with one word, that word would have to be beautiful, very talented, but that is two words, or wow how do you do that, back to one word, fantastic. All the best in the new year. I have to confess I have fallen behind in reading your daily posts, when I can, I enjoy. You should seriously consider turning them into an instructional publication.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#14 posted 01-06-2011 04:03 PM

very nice,the black was a good call they look good

-- jim nevada

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#15 posted 01-06-2011 08:26 PM

Wow, you realy let that scroll saw know who the boss is, these ae fantastic, the detail & finish are the result of a good plan & execution

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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