Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New project - Lidded Work Basket

As I have already told you, I have an amazing book with beautiful patterns that is called The Art of the Scroll Saw. I saw some of the patters in different sources and each time with different authors' names, it makes me confused a little bit, but anyway today I went through the book again and picked up one that is called Lidded Work basket. I must tell you a secret: being inpatient I made this basket already in 1/12th scale. I wanted to make a post about it, but then decided to make another one but in real size to give the impression of sizes. When I am done with this basket, I will post an image of all of them.

I bought a nice piece of cherry, 1/4th thick, cut it and finished with Lacquer Sanding Sealer and Clear Wood Finish Semi-Gloss (on the picture you can see Satin, but at the time I decided to take a picture of it, Semi-Gloss was finished and tossed).


I put 3 coats and sanded in-between. Just Loved the result: smooth touch, :)))


Then I covered the pieces with blue tape (I don't like to glue the patterns on the wood) and attached the patterns on the top.


Tomorrow - sawing!!!

Here is another project that I prepared to cut (also real size), but later about it...



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Compound Scroll Sawing in 1/12th scale. Part 2

So, I prepared patterns to be cut off. I used Cherry 3/4" thick.
First I cut the side with a swan. I used so-called "trapping" method.
This is how front side looks like

This is a back side


Then I cut another side of the pattern. Here you can see front side and back side:



The swan was born!





Next I cut the shell looking holder. I think in miniatures world it can be used as a cards' holder or newspapers' holder, or just for decoration on a table.


Last but not least, a snail was born. I don't care too much about this figurine but it was nice to practice.


Here is my trio:



After little sanding the figurines have this look:




to be continued...

Natalia






Sunday, June 10, 2012

Compound Scroll Sawing in 1/12th scale. Part 1

I decided to try compound scroll sawing and of course the first thought was if I can adapt patterns to 1/12th scale.
I found the book "Compound Scroll Saw Creations" by Diana Thompson and picked up some patterns from it


I prepared the material to be cut


and... tomorrow I will work on it, it is too late right now.

Good night!

Natalia

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miniature Shelves in 1/12th scale

Finally I have had the opportunity to put some of the shelves together. Today I can show you the corner fretwork shelves in 1/12th scale.