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|10-04-2011, 11:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gulf Coast, MS
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Pushing the lit'l saw to it's limits...
By now most of you know the whole saga of my dead scroll saw...but I just can't quit so I have been pushing my lit'l saw to it's limits these days trying to get some projects finished. Overall, I have to admit, for the cost/size of the lit'l guy he performs pretty well...but it does take about twice as long and adds some time to the sanding/finishing. But hey, atleast I still getta make some sawdust!!!
As mentioned in my earlier posts, I did some research and came across some great reads/inspiration (couple books by Tony Lydgate – “The Art of Making Small Wood Boxes” and “The Art of Making Elegant Wood Boxes” – which include boxes by Mr. Lydgate and various other artists.). Here is one box from that book.
The first one is inspired from ‘Marquetry Boxes’ by T. Breeze VerDant – once again another modified design and created using a scroll saw versus a band saw. In his design he creates beautiful marquetry lids, one technique I have not yet tried. So to add a little flair to the Black Walnut I decided to add some dots…imagine that! The lid/box uses brass pins, however I think I will choose to use dowel pins in the future. Woods used are Aspen, Black Walnut & Leopardwood. Dimensions – 8-1/4” x 3”, 2” Deep
My version of Oval Spinner Box was inspired from magazine “Weekend Woodworking – Easy-to-Build Boxes, Frames & Accessories” in which they showed how to create an ‘oval jewelry box’. However, once again the plans called for other woodworking tools so I modified the pattern to be created on the scroll saw. The individual lids pivot for easy access to the two separate compartments. Woods used are Black Walnut & Yellowheart. Dimensions – 6” x 4”, 1-3/4” Deep
The last one is my Tribal Turtle Box which is one of my own designs. This a modified design from an original wall sculpture I created which was based on tribal tattoo clip art, so I decided to see how a box would turn out. The box was a challenge trying to match up all the small overlaid pieces of the turtle for the lid, but overall I am happy how it turned out. Once again I used the ‘touch and turn’ method for the lid, which swivels at the head. Woods used are Butternut, Cherry & Leopardwood. Dimensions – 5-1/4” x 5-3/4”, 2” Deep
As always, all advise, criticisms and comments are welcomed!
A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!
Last edited by lkbraa; 10-04-2011 at 11:48 PM. Reason: typo
|10-04-2011, 11:53 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Montana
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One word. Stunning!
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|10-04-2011, 11:55 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mentor, Ohio
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Very nicely done Kim. Even cheap saws can do good work if the user is good. Thanks for sharing it with us.
|10-04-2011, 11:57 PM||#4|
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That turtle is a marvel.
Great design and sculpture.
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|10-05-2011, 01:10 AM||#5|
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You are certainly making more than saw dust! That Turtle is
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|10-05-2011, 07:16 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey
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Beautiful box work Kim. They are all stunning but the turtle is just amazing. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
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|10-05-2011, 07:58 AM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2005
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WOW that is some really beautiful work! I must agree with George.
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|10-05-2011, 08:18 AM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Beautiful work again Kim - and even more stunning knowing the equipment you are using isn't the best.
Have you done the inlay challenge? I don't know if that would make your turtle design easier or not (probably not! lol) but I can see you adding inlay to the boxes you are making.
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