Scrollsaw 3D ornaments

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Project by amfmnsam posted 01-04-2008 05:11 PM 6667 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some ornaments I cut from some 80 year old oak, salvaged from a church pew. Stock was a mid support that was 1.5” thick, already glued up. Finish is Watco Danish Oil. Each one took about 2 hours to cut, a nice exercise in concentration. But not practical to try to market.

-- Keeping my fingers attached so I can stroke my wife's hair and hold my daughter's hand

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 05:27 PM

they make nice gifts then.
there are a lot of hours hanging there—and they all look so beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 05:30 PM

Wow, those are really cool! Sometimes I forget what a tool can do in the right hands!

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 06:01 PM

Nice job on these! I sell tons of these but I cut them from aromatic cedar (they only take about 15 minutes with wood this soft to cut). Oak is a very tough wood to cut compound patterns from.

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 06:08 PM

Beautiful! Nice recycle for the church pew.


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#6 posted 01-04-2008 08:17 PM

Perfect use for this wood. Very nice, well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 02:50 AM

Those are really cool! I’ve never seen anything like it. Favorited!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 01-06-2008 03:50 AM

Very cool. I will have to remember them!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 01:44 AM

great…have done that on the scroll saw and it’s really fantastic when you open it after the last cut and peel away and see the 3 d ornament… can be addictive!! marshall

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 01:55 AM

Fantastic job. Great set or ornaments.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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