Butterfly Scrollwork Candle Tray

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Project by jerrells posted 02-15-2013 06:14 PM 1997 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked if I would make her a new candle tray with a spring design. She was really wanting a votive size but chose the jar candle tray because of the butterfly design. The tray measures 7.5 inches across and the center is dropped down ¼ inch. There are four full size butterfly’s and six in profile, plus various leaves and other designs. I have one coat of mineral oil on it currently and it will get one or two more. After that several coats of spray polyurethane and then it is hers. I would say that his is the most detailed scrollsaw cutting I have ever tried but once finished I really enjoyed doing it.

The design for this tray is from Shelia Landry Designs and I can only say, thanks Shelia for making my wife happy again.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 06:16 PM

Awesome, Jerrell! It looks beautiful in oak! Just lovely!


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

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 06:22 PM

Turned out great. I really like the butterfly design!

-- Chris Mobley -

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 06:41 PM

Nice work Jerrell. The wife should be more than pleased.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 07:40 PM

Truly Beautiful! BEAUTIFUL!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 09:57 PM

As soon as I saw the image appear, I knew it was one of Sheila’s. :-)

Your work is wonderful – very detailed. Those tiny flowers couldn’t have been easy.

Great job!


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

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 01:19 AM

Oh that is really nice looking. Yea, my back hurts from setting over the saw for hours…oh wait, you cut this one out didn’t you.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 02:47 AM

Very pretty. Love the rich looking oak.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 10:23 AM

Neat job. Marks of a true artist.

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

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#9 posted 02-16-2013 02:02 PM

Very well done

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#10 posted 02-16-2013 10:34 PM

Great job Jerrell,I’m sure tour wife was pleased

-- Tony,Newfoundland

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 05:05 PM

Well done. I think it looks great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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