Wood work

I recently acquired a scroll saw courtesy of my husband [who didn’t know what he was going to do with it] and so I’ve created a few things with it. I designed the pieces from sketch and transferred them to wood using old fashioned carbon paper which I then cut out carefully and painstakingly using my new tool.

This is a lovely process for me in that my ideas and sketches no longer finish on paper – I can now see my ideas coming to life in a three dimensional form. Here are some I’ve created that I like:

Three images showing progression of my latest scroll saw project. I sketched the bird first, then cut each piece of wood individually from maple. I then hand sanded each piece to refine the edges which were then glued on to husband-routered pine board. The piece was finished with two coats of varnish with another sanding in between.