Finished the panels for the S-Scroll box

Just a quick update to show off the last of the panels I completed this weekend.

I repeated the same pattern as the first long panel, but this time attempted to stay a little truer to the original design.  I’d gotten a comment on the first carving in relation to the original about too much open space, so I concentrated on reducing the amount of background visible.  I think it came out pretty nicely actually, and I see what he was talking about.  He should know, as he’s studied the original.

Final Panel for the box

Changing the layout slightly and focusing on filling the space made it so that I didn’t really need the punchwork to level the background.  I spent a little more time on the “facets” of the background, to get a pleasing look and quickly found a groove that worked well.

Next step it to turn this into a box with a top and bottom.  I’m going to nail it together with cut nails from Tremont, with a rabbet on the front and back.    Not sure yet if I’m going to carve the top, or leave it plain with a simple molded edge or not.

All the panels laid out

All in all, I’m very pleased with how this is going.

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4 Comments

  1. Joe McGlynn October 20, 2012

    Pretty cool Badger, I want to try something like this myself. I can’t wait to see how the box comes out!

  2. Badger October 20, 2012

    Thanks Joe, I’m hoping to get some time this weekend to work on it. Work has been CRAZY lately.

  3. Marilyn October 22, 2012
  4. Badger October 22, 2012

    Thanks Marilyn!

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