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Elegant letters combine with geometric shapes
By John A. Nelson

This exquisite design is inspired by Italian-style letters developed by Luca Pacioli in the late 1400s. The sharp angles and flowing circles create a pleasing harmony together.

The pattern can be cut from a variety of materials including hardwood, plywood, thin metal, acrylic, or paper. Cut a colored acrylic backer to create a stunning stained glass effect. Sandwich several sheets of colored paper between thin plywood or cardboard to create overlays for custom Christmas cards. This pattern is sized for 3/8" thick material. It can be enlarged or reduced to suit your needs. If you choose to enlarge the pattern, a thicker wood is recommended. There are several perfectly round circles that can be cut with the scroll saw or made by using drill bits of different diameters. If you don’t have a drill bit to fit, you can drill undersized holes and use sandpaper wrapped around a dowel to sand the hole to size. The dowel and sandpaper will also smooth out the circles, if you choose to cut them on the scroll saw.

This article is courtesy of "Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts". Click here for more information.
    Materials & Tools
      Materials:
    • 3/8" x 3" x 11" hardwood of choice
    • Assorted grits of sandpaper
    • Dowel (to wrap sandpaper around to sand holes)
    • Finish of choice
      Tools:
    • #5 and #1 reverse-tooth blades or blades of choice
    • Drill with assorted sizes of drill bits ranging from 1/16"-diameter through 5/8"-diameter
This article is courtesy of "Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts". Click here for more information.