|Fisgard Lighthouse,Vancouver Island|
I printed out several copies of the tracing so that I could cut different parts from them. You can actually break up your tracing into parts on Inkscape but I have yet to master that technique and wanted to get going on the project so I'll just have to try that on the next one.
I found out it is best to group a number of small parts together into a packet and avoid small packets that are hard to work with on the chevy. You are actually pinching the packet while cutting as apposed to it lying on a table on a scroll saw. I have much more accuracy with this tool but its real hard to try to cut small packets.
With all the parts cut out I thought I might try a few different backgrounds and see what happens. I wanted to make the veneer in the backgrounds radiate from one side to sort of give the impression of light. The first background I cut was in figured ash and I cut the strips a little short so it was placed centered in the piece,it doesn't match the shadow lines of the picture but I kept it just the same. It worked out well for the ones I did in eucalyptus and one was done in just plain cherry.
After the pictures were in there backgrounds I added some detail to the one I was going to use for the chevalet, just some lines in the windows for dividers, the back deck and upper part of the tower for the railings.I glued it to the front bracket with Old Brown Glue and the chevy was finally finished now I will probably end up making four boxes to use the other pictures on but that can wait.