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Old 09-14-2016, 05:11 PM
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A few years ago I tried making these. They are about 8.5"x11 (typical paper size for the US). The wood is 1/8" plywood cut out on a scroll saw and then a piece of black felt in the back. Some of the 3D effects are pretty cool.





I don't know why the connecting wood in the album title shows up like it does (like tape) ... this particular one was given as a gift so I can't get another photo.



The buttons on Custer's coat are surprising considering it's all 2D ...

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These are really cool!
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Thanks ... somewhere I thought I had a photo of one of these without the black felt but I can't find it now. The felt makes a HUGE difference in the way they look Without it they are flat but it gives them a 3D appearance which I thought was pretty cool.
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Re: Different art

You are very skilled Ken, they remind me of the fretwork I used to see around as a kid.

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What patience you have.
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Thanks Doug. I have always wanted to make a grandfather or grandmother clock including fretwork on the head. I can't afford a decent movement (or the wood either to be honest) so I probably will never get the chance to make one but I still enjoy looking at great craftsmanship in the work of others.

Thank you selectedgrub. These actually don't take as long as you'd think. I can knock one out in a couple hours more or less. The biggest hassle is drilling the pilot hole and feeding the scroll saw blade through it to make another cut - especially if the piece to be cut out is small. You have to also always be aware the any of the wood MUST trace a path to the outside frame or it's just going to fall off.
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I have a large fretwork saw and you have inspired me to dust it off and get back to work...and yes, gotta make sure every piece is connected!

These are quite well done.
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Thanks Greg .. they are fun to do. Try one .. you'll enjoy it ... and it's always a surprise to see what they look like once the black felt it behind them.
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Ken, these are wonderful! Looks interesting
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Oh these are interesting! Very cool, remind me of Andy Warhol's colorful paintings - what a gorgeous technique. Very striking.
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Thank you Robert ... they are different. I can't take credit for the technique but I used it and enjoyed it. Hee's Custer without the felt so you can see exactly what it is. One thing I really enjoy about art is fooling the viewer into seeing something in 3D when the art is 2D.



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very nice Ken... I love wood working, but do not have the machines anymore since I moved to Germany... long past gone ...
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