Sorrento coffer



  If you want a challenging scroll saw project that tests your skills to the limit here it is. The main difficulty of this design is that the sides of the coffer are curved. For this reason thin wood must be used for the side pieces and special care must be taken when cutting, not to break the delicate resulting pieces. The mounting of the original design was based in tabs and slots. I have completely redesigned the project to use a more convenient system based on a wooden frame on which the sides can be glued more easily and held in place with clamps until they dry. Once the coffer is mounted and varnished its interior can be covered as desired. The result is a very original coffer of delicate and beautiful curves. The pattern is based on an old Italian design from the beginning of the XX century. It has been completely redrawn in the computer using the most advanced graphics techniques.

 The patterns have been designed to use 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 inches wood or 6, 3 and 1,5 mm wood. By scaling the pattern appropriately other combinations of wood thickness can also be used. These are the measures of the coffer depending on the wood thickness you use:

  Height Width Depth
1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 in. wood 3.8 in. 15.5 in. 9.6 in.
6, 3 and 1.5 mm. wood 9 cm. 37 cm. 23 cm.
8, 4 and 2 mm. wood 12 cm. 49 cm. 31 cm.

 Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for 14 € 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.


  These four pictures have been kindly sent by Kizlyk Alexcey from the city of Mirny, Sakha (Yakutia) Russia. They show fantastic craftsmanship, attention to detail and a very delicate satin finish with subtle use of colour that make this piece a masterwork.


   These pictures have been kindly sent by Gottfried Sedlemeier from Germany. The first picture shows the frame on which the side pictures are easily glued.


  This picture has been sent by Antonio Zaglio from Italy.


 This picture has been sent by Giovanni Cittadini from Italy.


This picture has been kindly sent by Agapito Hernández from Laguna de Duero, Valladolid.


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