Creative Woodworks & crafts 2002-06, страница 13

Creative Woodworks & crafts 2002-06, страница 13


Wood: oak—one piece 1 /2" x 8" x 11" (for the backer); Baltic birch plywood—one piece 1/8" x 12" x 12" (for the pattern pieces); walnut—one piece 1/4" x 2" x 3" (for the stars) Tools: scroll saw with No. 2/0 and No. 5 blades; drill with bits

Temporary-bond spray adhesive Wood glue

Sandpaper, assorted grits (including 180 grit) Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics—Black, Butter Cream, Candy Bar Brown, Copper Metallic, Dark Burnt Umber, Napthol Crimson, Navy Blue, Oasis Green, Prussian Blue, Spice Brown, Straw, White Paintbrushes—Loew-Cornell Comfort Series: series 3300 Nos. 6 and lOshcders (for basecoating); series 3400 1/4" angular shader (for float shading); series 3850 1/4" deerfoot stippler (for drybrushing); series 3350 No. 18/0 liner (for detail lining); series 3550 3/4" wash (for varnishing) Delta Ceramcoat Gloss exterior/Interior varnish Sawtooth hanger


Cut the pattern pieces

Make copies of the eagle, Statue of Liberty, and star patterns. Transfer the patterns to the selected stock, attaching them with spray adhesive. Saw the pieces to shape, being sure to cut the interior detail lines as you come to them. Use of a zero clearance table top is a big help here.

Cut the backer

Adhere the backer pattern to the oak and cut around the outer line. Drill a small hole on the interior line, near the bottom of the pattern. Tilt your saw table approximately four degrees to the left, thread your blade through the drilled hole, and cut in a clockwise direction around the interior line. The outer ring will now detach from the backer. Sand both pieces, place the outer ring back in position, and push it up from the rear of the

backer. The outer ring should stand about 1/4" or so above the backer. Apply a thin bead of glue to the rear of the backer where the backer and outer ring meet.


Basecoat the eagle's head with Butter Cream. Basecoat the beak and eye with Straw. Basecoat Ihe eagle's body with Spice Brown. Basecoat the field area of the flag with Navy Blue and the stripes alternating with Napthol Crimson and White. Basecoat the Statue of Liberty with Oasis Green.

Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot in the stars on the flag with White.

Float shade the head and the iris of the eye on the eagle with Spice Brown. Float shade the beak very lightly with Dark Burnt Umber. Float shade the eagle's body, following the cutting lines, with Dark Burnt Umber. Float shade around the blue area of the flag with Prussian Blue. Float shade around the perimeter of the flag and in the folds with Candy Bar Brown. Using the liner brush and White, dot in the shine line(s) in the pupil of the eye.


Referring to the photograph, glue the Statue of Liberty to the backer. Glue the eagle on top of the Statue of Liberty. Note: the use of a spacer (a scrap piece of Baltic birch plywood) will help make the eagle solid on the backer. Glue the stars in place. Apply the Delta Ceramcoat Gloss Exterior/Interior varnish as desired. Attach a sawtooth hanger to tie back. Hang and enjoy!

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