Method

1 Place the chosen template onto the smooth face of timber using spray adhesive. Drill pilot holes In all the areas to be cut out.

2 Using a scrollsaw or hand fretsaw, thread (he blade through the pilot holes and make the internal cuts. Make sure the corners have sharp angles, with no roundedness.

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guide to which way they cross. It is important to get the lines right at this stage so that the weaving effect will be correctly carvcd.

5 Score abng the lines using a sharp knife.

6 Lise the chisel at right angles to the line and lower thé material on either side of a crossing band, to give the appearance of weaving underneath. Slope It down to about half the depth of the timber. The angle of the slope will depend on how closely the bands are to each other - somewill need to be quite steep to achieve the depth, while others can be more gradual.

7 The photographs above show a different, enlarged, template (2B) being used on a piece of 'pink Ivory' variety of timber, which was used to decorate the box lid on page 15.

8 If you wish to make a set of four corners, use the same stack-cutting technique as in the previous project (see page 13). Cut four pieces of timber to the approximate size of the template and layer firmly together using double-sided tape. Stick the template on top using spray-

9 Drill pilot holes through all four layers*

10 Cut out the waste areas.

11 Cut round the outside of thedeslgn.

12 Carefully separate the pieces and clean off any glue residue. Transfer the lines onto the face of each pieces.

13 Score along the lines with a sharp knife.

14 Lower the material on each side of the crossing band to create the !

15 Seal the overlays using dear wax polish, vamlsh Chosen finish chosen object paint or any other before gluing to your other

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