Sleigh for my granddaughter

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Project by jerrells posted 05-08-2011 05:28 AM 1841 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my granddaughter’s fifth birthday. She came over and started looking through one of my scrollsaw books and picks out this pattern and says, “I want this”. Now she is my only granddaughter so what do I do. It is make of oak and finished with poly. I made two fixtures to help assembly the unit. One to hold the inside parts as I glued them togerher, and another to hold the inside assembly as I positioned the two outside pieces and clamped them.

I have seen other post this project made out of baltic berch ply and painted however I like the more natural look.

The pattern is from a Patrick Spielman Fretwork book called “Classic Fretwork Scroll Saw Patterns”.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 08:43 AM

Very nice!. I also do scroll saw work but I have not gone this far yet. I aim to do something like this in the future.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#2 posted 05-08-2011 08:56 AM

one lucky girl

got you figured out

well done

you will be making dinning set’s
before you know it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 09:01 AM

excellent job, very clean and professional looking. Just the thing for a little girl’s dolls to ride in!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 11:51 AM

That really came out lovely! She is going to be just thrilled. I also find that with projects such as this, the glue up is the most difficult part to do. You did beautifully though. I really love it!


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

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 01:40 PM

wow that is awesome, with all those cuts it must have taken ages. Dont envy you when you sanded it though. ;)

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#6 posted 05-08-2011 01:55 PM

That is a fine piece of work. Next you will have to build the doll furniture. I to have a lot of Grand-daughters and have had to build all of the furniture in that book. It was worth it!!!!!!!!!

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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#7 posted 05-08-2011 02:35 PM

Oh the joy of grand kids ! nice job on the sleigh

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#8 posted 05-09-2011 04:42 PM

Nice job on the sleigh. I made one of those several years ago.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 05-11-2011 12:02 AM

Great Sleigh! It puts mine to shame.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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