The Vase of Dragons and Gryphs



   This is a very elaborate vase full of fretwork. Three gryphs lean around a column forming the base. The vase itself has six sides. On two of them there are two dragons. This pattern is based in a very old Italian design. I have paid special attention to the inclined sides of the vase. The original pattern asked for the six sides to be put together by means of cords. I did not like this system. Instead I have calculated carefully all the angles formed by the sides and the floor. The slots of the floor where the sides encase are cut normally, like any other inner cut. They look bigger than necessary, but this is because they are calculated exactly for the side pieces to adopt the necessary angle when encased and glued. The floor is then covered by a fretworked piece, hiding these slots.

   The vase is designed to be made with 1/4 inches wood or with 6 mm wood. By scaling the pattern any other similar wood can be used. The following table gives the measures of the vase depending on the wood thickness you use:

  Vase  Height Vase width (dragons included)
1/4 in. wood 13,7 in. 18,6 in.
6 mm. wood 32.9 cm. 44,6 cm.
7 mm. wood 38.4 cm. 52 cm.

The right imag shows the fretworked piece that covers the floor of the vase. I suggest to use a contrasting linen behind it to improve the visual effect.

  Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for 9 € plus shipping. The pattern is computer made, which provides total precision, and nicely printed for convenient scrolling. Click here to buy this pattern. Write me to info@finescrollsaw.com for any questions.

 This picture is courtesy of Ester Arditi from Israel: ¨ I have only three words to say "it is amazing". ¨ This picture has been sent  by Chantal Perrin from France.

   This picture has been sent by Jürgen Hallbauer from Germany.

This picture has been kindly sent by Viktor Ruhl from Germany.

Site Map

General: Home - Scroll saw examples - Free patterns 1 - Free patterns 2 - Free patterns 3 - Patterns for saleHistorical books - Shopping recommendations - Hegner review - Questions and answers - Links Scroll saw tutorials:   Medusa box - Security box - Egg clock - Eiffel Tower - Sun clock - Washington box

This site uses the cookies Doubleclick, Statcounter and Google Adsense to improve the user experience. You can delete these and all other cookies or to block its use from the options menu of your browser. Cookies are harmless text files used by all web sites.