Scroll Saw Portrait

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Project by Bryan Cramer posted 03-07-2013 05:55 PM 2939 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first scroll saw project I cut about 2 years ago for a client. I purchased the pattern form the Berry Basket (I think). To cut the pattern I used a #2/0 and a #3 blade. The portrait is cut into 1/8” bookmatched cherry I cut myself with my bandsaw. The frame, which is made of walnut and chery, came from a American Woodworker magazine. I cut walnut keys into the corners. The black backing is velvet felt form Rockler stuck to 1/4” plywood. The frame finish is sprayed lacquer. I sprayed the portrait with lacquer, but I should have only put an oil on it like boiled linseed oil. Even after a week of curing the lacquer stuck to the glass in some spots making them slightly shinier.

Note: I made this project in high school. If you are looking for my business website with all of my latest work here is the link .

-- Bryan Cramer at Great Plains Design Works

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 05:21 PM

This is lovely. And for a first project is it amazing. Love the frame. You done yourself proud!


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#2 posted 03-11-2013 02:24 PM

Beautiful portrait! Very well made and the wood and frame set it off. Great work!

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 01:50 PM

You definitely have an eye for that woodgrain!! This is a terrific piece, especially for your first. I’ll be watching for your next post.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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