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  • Think I found a winner.

    Got this pattern from Sue May ( https://www.scrollsawartist.com/nati...with-arch.html )
    Made 1 set and wife sent a picture on FB and within an hour over 12 people ordered one for $65 each.
    Orders are still coming in.

    Sue May Nativity.jpg

  • #2
    Jackpot!!! Congrats.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      Is that maple? What is the wood thickness of the people/animals? What's the overall size? Nice looking!
      Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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      • #4
        The wood is 3/4 popular, arch is 1 1/2 basswood. overall width is 14" high id 8" largest figurine is 4.5 high

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        • #5
          I’ve seen that pattern and really like it. That’s a good price and what I would sell it for. The poplar is really clear. Really like it.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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          • #6
            Wow, that poplar is some great looking stuff! Nice find on the wood, and excellent pattern choice.
            Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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            • #7
              Great to hear of success. Now you have to build 12 plus of them!
              "Time to Give Back"

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              • #8
                I also liked the looks of this nativity and bought the pattern. Sorry no pictures yet but I was successful in making the arch out of 3/4" stock instead of the 1 1/2" stock that Sue Mey had suggested. Hopefully I will have pictures by tomorrow.
                Scott
                Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                • #9
                  Congrats on hitting the jackpot. I may give that pattern a try.
                  Denny
                  ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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                  • #10
                    Here is my version using all 3/4" stock for the characters and the arch. The characters are soft maple. The arch is poplar stained with Early American stain. Sorry the lighting is not the best to show the wood grain on the characters.

                    Sue Mey 3D nativity picture.jpg
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      This is a great design and looks great both ways. I like each one very much!!!! Nice job guys.
                      Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                      • #13
                        The other beauty of using only 3/4" stock, or whatever thickness you have, you can use the waste wood from the arch to cut most of the navity characters. I am very cheap so I try to get as much mileage as I can when it comes to wood. Here is what I am talking about.

                        I have one more "design enhancement" that I am playing with. That is making the arch a little thicker but still using 3/4" stock and then then using my router to round over the outer edge.

                        compound nativity layout.jpg
                        Last edited by NC Scroller; 11-06-2020, 10:03 AM.
                        Scott
                        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                        • #14
                          Great looking projects. If I do this, maybe for my 2021 fairs, not this year I have an idea for a very different arch. Did you both attach the arch to the base? I would certainly do that.
                          Rolf
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                          • #15
                            These Nativity projects are very creative and artistic in design. Well done!
                            Dick Miraglia

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