Scroll Sawn Silhouettes (My Wife's Idea)

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-25-2007 10:19 PM 1880 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I did quite a few years ago. My Wife had saved the silhouettes that the kids’ kindergarten teacher made of them. She also had the one of me that my Mother gave to her. She has always cherished these silhouettes of all her Little Boys’ We wish we had done this with our Grandchildren.
My wife’s silhouette must have been lost when the town of North Hibbing moved, from were she had lived, to the new town of South Hibbing, because of the iron ore mine expansion.

I had made a wall hung bookshelf with doors in her small library, & she had the ones made of paper stuck on the doors, so she suggested, & asked if I could make some silhouettes out of wood, so here they are.

This would be a nice project for anyone who enjoys scroll sawing. It’s also a way of using up some plywood scraps. I’ll bet a lot of you may have these stashed away in a scrapbook, or drawer, so haul them out & put them on display.

Material: 1/4” Mahogany plywood, Walnut stain
Size of Silhouettes: 10” high

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 01-25-2007 10:41 PM

what a brilliant idea!!
those flimsy paper projects are so fragile. I’m not even sure if I have my kids’ ones any more (too many moves).
But I’ll be looking: that is for sure!!
thank you

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

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#2 posted 01-26-2007 12:44 AM

These are lovely, Dick. I wish I had access to my grandchildren’s profiles. But then, I don’t have a scroll saw.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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