Scrollsawn Oak Sword Mount

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Project by WMD2006 posted 05-14-2012 03:32 AM 1610 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An older project, built as a going-away gift on behalf of a coworker. The office had gotten him a replica broadsword and I volunteered to build the mount for it. They wanted the heraldic shields on either side and the badge inscribed somehow in the center.
This presented me with the unique problem of turning a functional badge into a scrollsaw pattern without it falling apart on me. I was able to cut about 95% of the way along every line but still allow the piece to stay together, then epoxy it to a solid back which I stained a contrasting color.
After the project was made, we decided to make the entire thing longer so I had to redo the entire base. With some careful miter saw work I chopped the quote out from the original board and attached it to the top of the new one, and make the edge match the rest of the piece by painting it black.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 03:51 AM

Nice project. Did you also Scroll Saw the words into the base board?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 01:39 PM

Very sweet stand for a nice blade

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 09:03 PM

Yes, the letters were scrolled into the base. I printed the caption from Word, modified them so they wouldn’t fall apart, and then painted the recesses black after cutting them out.

-- -MDWhite

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 01:20 AM

Very well done, very intricate scroll work.

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

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 12:35 AM

Nice job. With the lion rampant, it looks very Scottish, and the motto could be from a clan badge. (Ours is “Semper Paratus”, always prepared)

D/Major, E & K Scots (ret)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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