Scrolling into Spring

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Project by moonls posted 05-06-2012 01:01 AM 1515 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a mid-winter recess, I began hunting through my woodworking books to try to find something different to make and to hone my skill as well. The first work is a golden retriever made from 7/8” thick cherry. I was pleased that the color and texture looked very true to the golden’s fur.
Another design I found used 1/4” layers of fir and mahogany with an 1/8” backer board that was stained with a deep mahogany color to set off the scrolled butterfly. I had to use a #5 blade especially to cut the thin antennae and legs!
The great horned owl family was cut from 3/4” thick cherry. This time I used stains to highlight the features of the adult and babies. Even though this puzzle can be free-standing, I chose to enclose it in a frame for display &/or storage. All the projects were finished with 2-3 coats of wipe-on poly. I feel my skill is improving with practice and I love the smooth operation of my Dewalt DW788!
Thanks for looking and your comments are welcome.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 02:20 AM

Lorna, these are wonderful, with the butterfly being the pick of the litter as it were. It’s really an artistic piece that you executed wonderfully. The layering, the offset pieces and the perpendicular piece all come together as a work of art. Well done on all of them! From my persective your skill level is impressive.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 02:29 AM

I agree with Lenny’s assessment…. that butterfly has style and creativity written all over it.
Your patience and skill are notable in all the pieces but I think I like the butterfly best!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 11:13 PM

These all look good, but the butterfly is my personal favorite, nicely done

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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