Creative Woodworks & crafts 2001-11, страница 16
Wood: wood of choice—one piece 12" x 16" Note: the pattern, as printed here, will fit on a piece this size. The walnut slab used was considerably larger and the pattern was enlarged for that particular piece. If you intend to frame your project, make sure you choose stock which will fit into a standard frame. Tools: scroll saw with assorted blades; drill with bits including a 1/16"-Dia. (0.0625" or 1.5875mm) and a No. 58 (0.042" or 1,0668mm) bit; planer or drum sander (optional); random orbital sander
Temporary-bond spray adhesive Sandpaper, assorted grits
(including 500 grit wet/dry) Mineral spirits
Picture frame hanger of choice Watco Danish oil (natural) or
finish of choice Black poster board* or Bainbridge board** *Available in any craft store. ' "Available from The Art Factory, P.O. Box 701. Platteville, Wl 53818; phone (800) 566-6394.
LEADER OF THE PACK
designed by George Ahlers sawn by Wes Demarest
by Wes Demarest
This is a fairly straightforward scroll saw pattern. One of the hallmarks of a good design is that it stands up to many different interpretations. As we all know from experience, the design of a project does not end simply with the pattern drawing. The craftsperson takes it far beyond that. From material selection to choice of finish, to every other minute, yet significant decision made in between, the sawyer (you) ultimately determines the success of any given project. With this particular pattern, we learned that the choice of material makes a huge difference in the final result.
As drawn, the pattern calls for silhouetting the head within a circular cutout in the board. Indeed, that version appears on the cover. But, since I found a nice slab of 6/4 walnut in one of my wood piles, we decided to make a version where the wolf actually appears within the grain of the wood.
We also enlarged the pattern as used here. As it appears in Full Size Pattern Section No. 2, the Leader of the Pack will fit on a 12" wide piece of stock. Of course, you can enlarge or reduce it as you desire—that is one of those minute, yet significant decisions I alluded to above. Here is how I made the walnut version.
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