Woodworks by Travis Has Moved!

Woodworks by Travis has moved to a new home! I have moved my gallery of scroll sawn work to Scroll Saw Village, an online community for scroll saw enthusiasts! We offer forums, private messaging, user galleries and a free pattern library!

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Happy Scrolling!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Magnets

I got these patterns from Scrollsaw Woodworks and Crafts (Fall 2002) designed by Billie (BJ) Holm. The design was made for pins, but I turned mine into magnets. It was a great Halloween project that was quick to make.

1/8" Baltic Birch
Finished with acrylic paints and a clear acrylic spray coat.

Charlie Chaplain Portrait

Here's a Charlie Chaplain portrait I got from Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine (Aug 2007). I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It was a pretty simple pattern and didn't have any trouble with it at all. I used a 50/50 mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil and Mineral Spirits to finish off the piece. This is my first time with this finish. I'm not sure if I like it on baltic birch, though. It yellows the wood too much. I think I'd like it if it was a hardwood of some sort. Perhaps these baltic birch portraits would do better with just an acrylic spray coat. Over all, I'm happy with the results.

1/4" Baltic Birch
Finished with 50/50 mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil and Mineral Spirits
Felt Backing