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|02-18-2010, 11:27 PM||#1|
I just finished cutting this piece, but would like a few suggestions on what to do with it. Of course it will get mounted on another piece of wood, but looking to dress it up a little...any help would be appreciated.
I stack cut 3 of them...2 out of 1/4" Oak and 1 out of 1/4" Maple Plywood.
This was a picture from a very old clip art book, and wasn't even sure if I could cut it, but I did and didn't break or blow-out any of it.
It took about 20 hours spread out over 5 days and a dozen FD/UR #3 blades.
There is a lot of branch detail that I couldn't cut due to the size of the blade, but I didn't want to keep changing blades every 2 minutes...all in all I think it turned out ok.
|02-19-2010, 12:34 AM||#2|
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Hi Rick - I'd simply give it a good coat of oil (tung, BLO or one of the lemon oils) carefully wipe the excess off after 10 mins and leave it at that.
Alternatively you could give it a couple of light coats with a satin finish spray on top coat although with this you might have to give it a very light sanding with fine paper after the first coat has cured to remove any fuzzies.
Very nicely cut!
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|02-19-2010, 05:12 AM||#3|
i would use a lighter coloured wood as a backer too highlight the cut outs and possibly
frame the piece.
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|02-19-2010, 08:21 AM||#4|
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Really nice cutting Rick. I would either dip it in Watco Natural, a large gallon zip lock bag would work, or spray it with either shellac or varnish.
Just my opinion, but if you hang it on a dark colored wall, no back is needed. If you hang it on a light colored wall, a dark backer and or a frame would be in order.
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|02-19-2010, 09:18 AM||#5|
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I would probably mount it on a backer and frame it. Maybe add a few small spacers behind it so that it stands off the backer a little, creating a 3 dimensional affect.
For a nice rustic look, you could mount it on an oval slab that still has the bark on it.
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|02-19-2010, 09:19 AM||#6|
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That would look good on a free form backer cut from 3/4" stock with chamfered edges.
|02-19-2010, 12:50 PM||#7|
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Another thought you could use some scrapbooking paper with the appropriate background colors. Such as a sunset or shades of blue behind it.
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|02-20-2010, 04:40 PM||#9|
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Great cutting Rick
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|02-20-2010, 08:03 PM||#10|
All good suggestions...
It has to be mounted on a backer board...just to fragile to leave by itself.
For the first one I am going to mount it on a piece of 1/2" Red Oak and frame it..I made the frame today out of mahogany.
I like the spacer idea and also the scrapbook paper for colors...we'll see.
The second one... I believe I'm going to build a light box and have 3 different layers and colored lights....In fact I know I am cause I started on it today...I just need to cut 2 more scenes.
Thanks for the suggestions, and please keep them coming.
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