Wood map of Scotland No 1

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rough sawn wooden flag of Scotland

Today I progressed with making a wood map of Scotland. Measuring 22.5 inches by 35.5 inches. The back board is the flag of Scotland, made up of a 1/8 inch veneer panel to glue the boards onto, and then the rough sawn balsam fir boards are cut and fit into place.

This flag could also be a nice symbol for the university in the nearby town of Antigonish, that being St. FX University.

Next is to think about a color treatment of the boards. Once the blue and white colors were applied, its a decision whether or not it sand for a weathered look. In the end, it was left as is.

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deciding on finish techniques

Now its on to preparing the balsam fir panel for cutting out the map of Scotland.

I had cut the boards from a balsam fir tree earlier in the spring. Then I planed the boards down to about 5/8 inch thickness.

When you're having this much fun, who's got time to clean up!! 😉

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The panel is glued up and ready for cutting.

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panel glue up

A couple hours and several broken blades later, I’ve gotten to this point in the project.

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wood map of Scotland

Aug 22 2016

Working at it again today for a couple hours.

Slow and steady wins the race. A wood map of #Scotland I #scroll in place.

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Aug 26 2016 – All done this project now. You can see completed pictures here.

About Jim Barry

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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