Scroll Saw Work

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Project by woodlover posted 08-28-2008 03:29 PM 3489 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished this up last night. I do a lot of scrolling now that I have back problems. It takes about 9 hours to cut this out and there are 172 inside cuts in this project. The cross is out of mahogany and maple 1/8” veneer. Keeps me out of trouble. Take care and be safe.

-- Steve, Zanesville, OH

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#1 posted 08-28-2008 04:14 PM

Looks great also. Is the maple veneer inlayed ala marquetry of as an applique on top of the mahogany. Did you resaw the veneer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 04:17 PM

I think this is very wonderful and I would like to make one of these for my Pastor. Where did you get the pattern for this and how do I get one? Is the Christ figure an inlay or did you make it?

-- Czajka1

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#3 posted 08-28-2008 04:27 PM

Great job. Is it mounted on the frame and glass in the picture? If so tell us about the glass and what may be behind it?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 08-28-2008 04:42 PM


out of trouble and into some fantastic woodworking!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 08-28-2008 05:18 PM

Beautiful scrollwork!

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

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#6 posted 08-28-2008 05:44 PM

Well done and beautiful.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 08-28-2008 06:20 PM

That’s a really nice piece of work – well done.

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#8 posted 08-28-2008 06:34 PM

Exquisite detail! Beautiful piece! Thanks for posting

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 08-28-2008 08:37 PM

That’s a really nice piece.GREAT JOB

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 08-28-2008 09:49 PM

I mount these onto black felt with just regular spray addhesive. The pieces of wood are also held together with the spay. Same stuff that I use to put my patterens on with.

-- Steve, Zanesville, OH

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#11 posted 08-28-2008 09:50 PM

All the wood is 1/8” veneered plywood.

-- Steve, Zanesville, OH

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#12 posted 08-28-2008 09:56 PM

You can get the patteren from Wildwood Designs Gift Center. They also sell the 1/8”plywood.

-- Steve, Zanesville, OH

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#13 posted 08-29-2008 03:23 AM

Sorry to hear the back ain’t what she used to be but the silver lining is this stunning scroll work. Thanks for sharing.


-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#14 posted 08-29-2008 03:53 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#15 posted 08-29-2008 03:56 AM

Nice Craftsmanship! I don’t know how you do it with a bad back: my back hurts any time I sit at the scroll saw for long periods of time.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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