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The Lords Prayer (Berry Basket Design)

The Lords Prayer

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A Few New Welcome signs

A few new welcome sign cut from 3/4" maple. Patriotic Welcome Sign Christmas Carollers Welcome Sign Cyclist Welcome Sign Airplane Welcome Sign Race Car Welcome Sign

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Aviation Ordnance Wall Plaque

Just recently finished creating this Aviation Ordnance Wall Plaque. Made from 3/4" walnut with 1/4" thick contrasting Ordnance Wing overlay. Measures approx 16 3/8" wide by 8 3/4" tall. Aviation Ordnance Wings Plaque Aviation Ordnance Wings Plaque

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Aviation Ordnance Wings Challenge Coin Holder

Here is my second custom challenge coin holder for my Aviation Ordnance Brothers and sisters. This one is made of 3/4″ walnut. It is 18″ long x 5 1/4″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall and holds 50 coins. The slots are cut a a 12 degree angle with the back slot 1/4″ wide to hold some of the thicker coins. The number of coins is based on the average coin being approx 1 3/4″. The face is beveled at 30 degrees.
Aviation Ordnance Wings Challenge Coin Holder approx 50 coins.

Aviation Ordnance Wings Challenge Coin Holder approx 50 coins.

 

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AV-8B Challenge Coin Holder

Started working on making some custom challenge coin holders. Here is the first one. for AV-8B's. This one is made of 3/4" walnut. It is 18" long x 5 1/4" wide x 6 1/2" tall and holds 50 coins. The slots are cut a a 12 degree angle with the back slot 1/4" wide to hold some of the thicker coins. The number of coins is based on the average coin being approx 1 3/4". The face is beveled at 30 degrees.
AV8B Challenge Coin Holder/Desk Clock

AV8B Challenge Coin Holder/Desk Clock

 

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Repair and refinishing an old propeller

Although not scroll sawing I thought this would be neat to post. Recently I had a chance to refinish and repair an old aircraft propeller that came off of a Stinson Model 108 aircraft manufactured between 1946 and 1948. The propeller had a couple of areas that were pretty damaged by the weather. The would was cracked, dry and twisted away from the body of the propeller. As this is an old propeller we did our best not to add any new wood or remove any aging from it. To get all of the wood in the damaged area to lay back down flat we used a wet towel and a steam iron to soften the wood and make it pliable so that we could clamp it back in place. After the wood dried for a couple of days we carefully lifted the shattered pieces back up so that we could inject clear epoxy into the void and clamped it back down until the epoxy dried. We them lighten all of the water damage and oil stains by bleaching the areas affected over the next few days. Next came the careful sanding taking care not to remove and of the stamped markings form the propeller. Once the sanding was complete we used multiple coats of nature color oil stain to try and rejuvenate the wood. After drying we lightly steel wool'ed the entire surface and then applied multiple coats of clear lacquer to finish it off. Here are 4 photos of the repaired and refinished propeller. The 2 closeups show the areas that were badly damaged, one overall photo of the propeller and one of the stamped markings.
Prop 1 damage area

Prop damage area

Prop Damage area

Prop Damage area

Prop Overall photo

Prop Overall photo

Stamped Markings

Stamped Markings

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New Scroll Sawing Tips page added

Reader's I would like to start adding scroll sawing tips for everyone to use.  I added a new page, if you have any tips you would like to share with other scroll saw enthusiasts please email them to me mike@mikefehring.com and I will add them to this page.

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Custom Fretwork Portrait

I just got my new scroll saw in a few weeks back, an Excalibur EX-30.    So what better way to break in the new saw then with my 1st commissioned order for a custom fretwork portrait.  The portrait is 16" x 20", cut in 1/4" 5 ply plywood framed in a 3/4" custom walnut frame.
16" x 20" fretwork portrait

16" x 20" custom fretwork portrait

For those that are interested in a custom portrait here is the order form. Custom Portrait order form.pdf  

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