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Project by ArtistryinWood posted 04-22-2008 01:09 AM 2301 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everone This is my first project post here, I had some BB plywood with patches on both sides so i decided to veneer them. I got a good deal on some Mahogany,Birds eye and Quilted Maple, took about 5 Hrs. to cut. I’m kind of partial to the Birds eye.——-What do you think?.——-Thanks for your input.

Servant of God.

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#1 posted 04-22-2008 01:56 AM

Andrew, These are simply gorgeous, How do you cut them, on a scroll saw. Totally Awesome, Can’t believe it only took 5 hrs to cut all three of these. Your one fast cutting woodworker. Keep up the great work.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#2 posted 04-22-2008 02:02 AM

Well done. I like the color of the Mahogany but the texture of the other two. However, sometimes the texture takes away from the intricate lines of the picture. Anyway, I envey your patience.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 04-22-2008 02:04 AM

very nice, I like the birds eye also, did you stack cut these or cut them individually. either way your very good with a scroll saw. what saw are you using if you don’t mind sharing.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#4 posted 04-22-2008 02:15 AM

Tough call…all three look great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-22-2008 02:25 AM

Nice job on all three. I agree with you, the birdseye is my favorite.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-22-2008 02:47 AM


They are all gorgeous. Picking between them would be similar to deciding which of your three children you like the most. Since I am totally devoid of artistic skills I truly appreciate seeing those artisans, to whom these skills have been gifted, express themselves.

Thanks for the post. I really appreciated looking at these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 04-22-2008 03:22 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-22-2008 03:37 AM

Great work Andrew! Those are really cool! I too am curious if you did them separately or stacked. Did you freehand draw or use a pattern?

Thanks for posting them.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 04-22-2008 05:05 AM

That’s beautiful!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#10 posted 04-22-2008 07:45 AM

Hey, those look good. Since you decide to veneer. Especially with curly and birdseye, maybe you can add a little amber dye, then, after cutting lightly sand, then finish… might make that really ‘pop’. I’d try a small piece first.

By the way, excellent cutting.


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#11 posted 04-22-2008 01:46 PM

Fantastic scrolling Andrew. Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#12 posted 04-22-2008 02:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words guy’s. Yes they were stack cut 4 pcs. of 1/8” BB ply, I am currently using an 18” Delta Q3 and saving for a 30” Excaliber. Although I am not totally devoid of artistic skills this pattern is from Jeff Zaffino. These were only dipped in BLO then sprayed with a clear coat as i was not sure if the texture wood be too distracting but i think i will add some dye to my next project.

Servant of God

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 02:17 PM

Quite impressive cutting. I’m partial to the Maple (birdseye or quilted), it seems less distracting than the Mahogany. Still, they’re all fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#14 posted 04-22-2008 02:37 PM

my fav . is always birdseye no matter what . but they are all fantastic ! heres a link to a dye process ive been playing around with . mine seem to come out much more subtle than darrens but still very interesting

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#15 posted 04-22-2008 06:35 PM

All of them are just great, but I like the Birds Eye best because it gives it an in depth look.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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