Scrollsaw Santa

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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 11-27-2013 01:13 PM 3057 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another scroll saw cutting I did for my Christmas Art Show. I created this pattern based on a picture I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. The pattern is 11×14 and stack cut out of 1/8” Baltic Birch and has about 50 internal cuts. The frames were made out of HD pine, routed with a couple of profiles and simply mitred. Finished with General Finishes water based Black for the backer boards and frame, Arm R Seal for the portrait itself.

Thanks for looking!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 01:44 PM

Looks very nice Mathew and it’s getting me into the Christmas mood!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 01:56 PM

I’m with Mike, Mathew … your setting the mood for Xmas and just in time because today the decorations go up! Beautiful scroll work, and what a wonderful idea!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 02:06 PM

This is nicely done, Matthew. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 03:14 PM

You have great patience and more scroll saw skills than I’m ever likely to have.
Good one(s)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 03:30 PM

Nice :-) That’s excellent. Not too noisy with detail work, but still enough to stare at for a while. Crisply done.

I bought the Porter Cable scroll saw yesterday morning and started noodling around and I have to say I owe everyone who works with a scroll saw an apology. I had absolutely no idea.

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#6 posted 11-28-2013 12:22 AM

A fun project. It gives me the bug to start up the old scroll saw.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 12-02-2013 07:16 PM

Fantastic portrait of Santa, beautifully cut and framed. Excellent job!

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#8 posted 11-23-2019 01:16 AM

Matthew – Would you be willing to share the pattern? or mind if I create one similar? Looks awesome!

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