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...