The Lovable Pessimist

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Project by rance posted 08-04-2012 02:46 PM 2276 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taking inspiration from KnotCurser, I decided to make my own Eeyore. Not having a printer, I plastered a grid over the original and transposed the best I could onto a 12×12 piece of kraft paper. Actually, the paper was bigger, but the image turns out to be almost exactly 12×12(inches, of course).

The frame is Brazillian Cherry with the field being plain ole Luan. Not the best choice, but it sorta matches the rustic look I was aiming for. Overall size is approximately 21” tall by 19” wide. I lapped the corners to get more of a “Donkey looking out the barn window” sort of look. Spray Deft Laquer for a finish. Wow, I really like how this Brazillian Cherry looks with the Laquer. Its not bad to work with either.

Knowing that the pattern would be destroyed in the process, I added a layer for a future template. I also added an additional layer for a duplicate in case it turned out acceptable. This is only my 2nd scrollsaw piece like this, but certainly not my last. It was quite easy, even with the three layers. I REALLY like this cut-once, end up with multiple copies process.

Comments and criticisms welcome as we are all learning here.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 02:57 PM



Very nice job!

Simple COOL design…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 05:39 PM

That’s nice.


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#3 posted 08-04-2012 06:41 PM

Eeyore is great. Good job framing it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 08:26 PM


That piece more than deserves to be framed – your cutting is superb!

It looks like it was cut with a laser machine!

Great work, my friend.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 11:19 PM

Another fine piece Rance!

It’s fun to stop by and see what you’re up to.

You ought to Blog about the First Friday ay Liberty!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 11:58 PM

I like it ! You should do Wile E. Coyote next !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 08-05-2012 01:29 AM

Looks gr8. I like the way you did the frame.

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#9 posted 08-05-2012 04:05 AM

Very nice. Well done. The frame, simple as it is, is very appropriate.

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

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#10 posted 08-07-2012 03:57 PM

Thank you all for the comments. Bob(KC), those comments coming from you mean a lot. I’m not sure about the laser though. Rod – I’ll do that sometime. I agree Monte, Wile is in the future somewhere.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 08-08-2012 10:26 PM

Very nice!!........JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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