Saturday, July 20, 2019

Diana, Princess of Wales Scroll Saw Pattern.

Princess Diana is still loved by millions of people all over the world. Next month it will be 22 years since she tragically passed away. She is remembered for her charitable work around the world. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry both carry on their mother's charity work. 

I don't do many portrait style patterns. My design style is minimalist. I try to capture a likeness but not have any more interior cuts than necessary. I like to make patterns that can be cut in one session. 

I have included two sizes for this pattern. The small one is 8" X 10". The larger one is 9.5" X 12".

You can use any wood you like to cut portrait style patterns but most people choose Baltic birch plywood. BB ply is stable and strong. That is important when the board starts to get weak from all the interior cuts. This pattern is pretty basic so you can probably get away with hardwood if you are careful.

Portrait style patterns are normally cut with a spiral blade. You can use a flat blade but the larger the portrait the harder it is to use flat blades.

If you plan to frame the portrait it is common to back the portrait up with felt or colored paper. This is most commonly black but you can use and color that you like.

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