Creative Woodworks & crafts 2001-11, страница 54




Creative Woodworks & crafts 2001-11, страница 54
iNSpiRApAL ORNAMENTS

designed by Dirk Boelman of The Art Factory

sawn by Wes Demarest

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SUPPLIES

Wood: wood of choice—six pieces 1/8" x 4'" x 4" (for the backers of ail six ornaments); contrasting wood of choice—six pieces 1 /8': x 4" x 4" (for the overlays of all six ornaments) Tools: scroll saw with Olson No. 2/0, No. 2R (or Steebar PTT No. 1), and No. 5R (or Steebar PTT No. 2) blades: drill with 1/16"-Dia., No. 58, and No. 70 bits'; palm sander

Temporary-bond spray adhesive

Sandpaper, 120 grit

Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue

Watco Danish oil (natural) or finish of choice

Lint-free rag

Small disposable bristle brush

MV? wax quick drying semigloss polyurethane

"The drill bit index pictured in Step 3 is available from

Sloan's Woodshop, 3453 Callis Road, Lebanon, TN 37090;

phone 1-888-615-9663; or visit their website at

www.sloanswoodshop.com.

5a • Creative Woodworks S. Crafts November 2001

INSTRUCTIONS

by Wes Demarest

Introduction

Here are six new ornaments from The Art Factory as created by the famous Dirk Boelman. They require 1/8" thick material, whether it be plywood as seen here or solid wood. If you wish, thinner or thicker stock could be used, just try to keep the overall thickness no greater than 3/8". I have found that in the retail end of this business, thinner ornaments sell better than thicker ones, with 3/8" being the upper limit of customer preference. Also, consider using several different colors to add more variety to your work. If you are a painter, your combinations are endless.

Make the ornaments

Step 1. Gather up your stock of pieces to measure 4" wide x a little over 4" long. Consider stack cutting if you are in the retail end or have a large family or a lot of friends. Affix the patterns to the wood with spray adhesive.

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