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Project by scrollingmom posted 09-18-2013 01:37 PM 1929 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this piece of wood that I picked out from the sawmill. It is a piece of Locust, so pretty with all the colors, it has orange, pink, yellow. This is the second time I have cut this pattern. The first one was a donation to the Elk Foundation.

This piece is long enough that I had to use spiral blades. It sure was hard cutting. I planed it down to 5/8” and I went through so many blades I didn’t think that I would have enough to finish. I had to call Mike at Flying Dutchman and place an order. It measures 12” wide in the widest area, 41” long x 5/8” thick. I have to point out, if you look close at the second picture you’ll see a hole by the hoof of the elk. There was a knot that vacated and I just left the hole. I thought about making it look like he was stepping in a puddle, making it bigger, but I don’t want to ruin it. Tell me what you think.

I don’t know who is the creator of this pattern. I got the pattern from Scroller LTD a long time ago and it doesn’t reveal an author. If anyone can let me know I sure would like to give them the credit.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 02:00 PM

Beautiful job on a very impressive peice

-- Retired and lovin it

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 02:11 PM

Looks great! Leave the knot hole as is—adds character. Great use of contrasts between the heart and sap woods.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 02:20 PM

Very nice work Kelly. I like the Knot hole and the colors with the natural edge. I’m sure it was a lot of work and a blade consuming project. When I show your work at the Prairie PastTimes gallery when I work there one day a month, and explain to people how you do this scrollsaw work, they are also just amazed!

well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 02:31 PM

Wonderful , I really like your cutting

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 04:16 PM

WOW, is that every a beautiful piece of work!!Nice job on it, Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!..............Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 09-18-2013 04:47 PM

Your work is always so beautiful, Kelly. I never have got the hang of spiral blades.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#7 posted 09-18-2013 06:29 PM

Thank you everyone and do appreciate your input.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#8 posted 09-18-2013 07:56 PM

That came out pretty cool! Such a very intricate kind of work but carried it our perfectly! What a great job!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 09-18-2013 09:10 PM

Amazing! Great job and love the wood, detail and craftsmanship

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 09-18-2013 09:28 PM

Beautiful piece and excellent use of the board. I’m glad that someone can use spirals.

-- Kepy

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#11 posted 09-19-2013 12:39 AM

Fantastic, How I the heck did you manage to cut this on the scrollsaw? What kind do you have

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#12 posted 09-19-2013 12:49 AM

Amazing work. I live near elk country, so it means “that time of year” to me. I’m not able to go this year, so looking at your work makes me “camp-sick”

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#13 posted 09-19-2013 02:00 AM

Another beautiful piece Kelly. I can’t even imagine working a piece that large. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 09-19-2013 03:47 AM

Such beautiful scroll work!


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#15 posted 09-19-2013 09:49 AM

Impressive as always. The knot is in the perfect place. That is a big piece, a lot of time and effort, but well worth it. Good control, spirals are a challenge. The wood seems to be made for the pattern.

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

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