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This is a project I started over 20 years ago but shelved when I moved and I've kept it intact through a couple of moves now. I was waiting on some laser work for my guitar logo a few days ago and decided to pull this out and finish it (my friends don't know anything about it so it's not really late... LOL!).

Anyway, it's Honduras Mahogany and is about 7"x12" and 1/4" thick. I designed this in CorelDRAW and have done about 6 of these for friends. They take me about 25 hours start to finish. Or in this case, about 20 years! ;)

It's all done with the drill press, scroll saw, Dremel hand-held and on a router base, X-Acto knife, and with palm carving tools and then finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer. The berries and branches have water based aniline dye to provide a bit of contrast. I finished this one is satin instead of gloss because there are so many diverging surfaces on the berries and leaves that they just glare and cause a lot of specular highlights.

Thanks for looking - enjoy!
David

So, it sat like this for 20+ years -


This is after most of the carving. The berries and branches don't stand out as much once the finish is applied -


Finished -
 

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20 years and worth every second...
and then some...
 
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Those are the types of projects that you come to appreciate. Sometimes the time is worth the wait.
 
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Now why can't I do something like that. :crying: Great scroll saw work.
 

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Great job David, and you got it done before Rick got his insulation done.
Just saying.
David
:grin: Thanks!

Now why can't I do something like that. :crying: Great scroll saw work.
Thanks! You can do this. It's one hole at a time, cut a little bit, move over and cut a little more, and do that a bunch of times. If you start now you'll be finished in less than 20 years - I promise! :yes4:
 
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