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Handmade Gift - Scroll Saw Challenge

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Christmas is right around the corner, and I KNOW you guys love making handmade gifts for your friends and family.  So this month's challenge should be an easy one.  Post a picture of a scroll saw gift you made for someone, tell us who it's for, and why you chose this for them.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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This came just in time as I just finished making gifts for my family. I decided to make rather than buy my gifts this year so here they are:

for my grandson Yoda, another grandson soccer pic, my daughter alphabet, dil Noel, son eagle, my wife O Holy Night. Thanks to all the designers Steve Good, TD, Scroll Saw Magazine. I modified several to add my personal taste to the designs. 

 

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I made Ribbon Racks for my 3 grandsons who are big into hockey.  Each a little different.  Carter is both goalie and a forward, Cooper is only goalie, Caleb is only defense so the racks match.

For the girls I made a shelf as they are not into anyone sport.

 

 

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I made the bowl for our friend Betty because she saw the one my wife has and loved it. I made the Army Veteran for our cousin David. David is retired Army. I made the Air Force Veteran for our cousin Mario. Mario is retired Air Force. Not scrollsaw related but I made the big basket for my wife.

 

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These are the Scroll Saw gifts I made this year.

The trivet is for a granddaughter just married and trying to cook. :cry:

Steve Good pattern. The dolphin for a different granddaughter. She loves the beach!  The penguins is for my daughter the biggest penguin lover ever!  The frame is for a granddaughter that has given birth to my first great grandson! The dog is a gift for a friend that recently lost his Sweetpea  

 

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Passive Amp for Mobile Phones:

I found the design for these on Steve Good's Scrollsaw Worshop. 

Here are four different views of one such amplifier.

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Steve does't mention it, but the design only works for phones that have their speaker(s) on the bottom of the phone.  This does seem to be the case for the bulk of recent brands and models that I found. 

The sound from the bottom is passed into the large hollow area withing the disk and then comes out the top.

I made one modification to Steve's design.  I increased the phone holder part of the design so that it could accomodate the plugs and the bases of the myriad phone brands and models that I looked at the five phone retailers that I visited when doing my research. 

I made good use Baltic Birch plywood scraps of three differnt thickness (3mm, 6mm, and 18mm).  They were sanded to 320 grit, then two coats of satin spray varnish were applied.

I made 7 of these, mostly for my children and grandchildren.  I don't own a smart phone, so it is no use making one for myself.

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Box for Chef's Knife:

This box, a Thiers-Issard chef's knife, and a sharpening stone will be a gift for my 15 year old grandson Ethan who is well on his way  to becoming a very good chef.

Thiers-Issard is the French company that makes Sabatier knives among other things.

First of all, here is a photo of the completed box with its lid off:

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The box is made of Pau-Ferro wood and is finished with several coats of polymerized Tung oil.

Below, I outline the steps I took to make the box.

(1) Outlines slightly larger than the knife and the sharpening stone were marked on a board of Pau-Ferro which is slightly thicker (14mm) than the thickest part of the knife's handle.  Half circles were added to allow one to easily lift the knife and stone.  A thin perimeter (3mm) was also all around the outside of the board.  Once cut, the interior of this board will be the middle part of the box and the thin perimeter will be glued to the top of the box in order to form the box edges.

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I designed patterns for Ethan's name and for the Thiers-Issard logo and glued them to a 2mm thick board which is going to be the top of the box.

(2) The two boards were cut appropriately on my scroll saw.

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(3) After gluing a 1mm piece to the top, I pushed FIMO bake-able clay into the cavities:

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This was baked for 30 minutes in a 265 degree Fahrenheit oven.  After cooling down, the clay saw sanded off to the level of the wood with 120 grit sandpaper.

(4) The edge was glued to the top and the middle was glued to a 3mm thick bottom.

(5) The edges were roughly sanded with a belt sander in order to make everything uniform and rounded.

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(6) All parts were further sanded down to 320 grit using both a rotary sander and hand sanding, as appropriate:

(7) Several coats of polymerized Tung oil were applied:

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So, I'm running a little behind - not speaking anatomically, of course. Here is my Christmas list. The bighorn sheep is cut from baltic birch for my grandson, born in the year of the sheep (his dad is Chinese). The bighorn sheep cut from padauk is for his Chinese grandmother who was also born in the year of the sheep. The hummingbird cross, also cut from padauk, was a gift to my dear sweet wife to add to her cross wall. I cut two of the next cross, which I call the Trinity Cross (padauk)

, for my two daughters. Also cut two of the JesusSaves cross (cherry), one for mother and the other for mother-in-law. The JESUS IS WITH ME cross (cherry) is a hold on to cross for a dear cousin who had many challenges this past year.

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2 hours ago, OPi said:

So, I'm running a little behind - not speaking anatomically, of course. Here is my Christmas list. The bighorn sheep is cut from baltic birch for my grandson, born in the year of the sheep (his dad is Chinese). The bighorn sheep cut from padauk is for his Chinese grandmother who was also born in the year of the sheep. The hummingbird cross, also cut from padauk, was a gift to my dear sweet wife to add to her cross wall. I cut two of the next cross, which I call the Trinity Cross (padauk)

, for my two daughters. Also cut two of the JesusSaves cross (cherry), one for mother and the other for mother-in-law. The JESUS IS WITH ME cross (cherry) is a hold on to cross for a dear cousin who had many challenges this past year.

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Could I ask where the pattern for the humming bird cross came from? They all look great.

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