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    Well I finished cutting them. Lots of elves came to the office to hang them from the ceiling.
    I also cut three 4'x8' sheets of Styrofoam to make some church windows.
    I was going to make a hot wire scroll saw but for a single project it wasn't worth it.
    I cut them out with a soldering gun. I was outside in a breezy area. Those Styrofoam fumes are not too good

    The Styrofoam was covered with plastic table cloths and mini lights were placed behind them. The look is a cross between stained glass and lights covered in snow.
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    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

  • #2
    Wow, Wow, Wow!!

    Wow, Wow, Wow!!

    Great work! I'm really impressed! I don't have time this year, but maybe next year, if I start early enough... You've inspired at least one scroller to do something similar.

    Merry Christmas,


    • #3
      that looks so fun!!


      • #4
        They look fantastic!
        Cheers. Teresa .


        • #5
          Very impressive Carl. Congratulations on a great job.

          Rhys H.


          • #6
            What a lot of fun! You rock!


            • #7
              Hi Carl

              Those church windows look rather large as well as impressive. I might have been tempted to have cut them with a jigsaw.

              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


              • #8
                The soldering gun sliding down a metal straightedge was like cutting through butter with a hot knife.
                Best thing is there was no sawdust. Worst thing is the fumes are gross. I think they may have an effect on the nervous system too, I think they may have an effect on the nervous system too.
                Either that or my memory memory.
                Not too sure anymore, Next time I wont inhale
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


                • #9
                  Really cool results!!
                  If there is a next time, and you haven't invested in some kind of fume mask, try setting up a fan as close as possible to your work, drawing the fumes away from you. (Of course, not into anywhere anyone else is breathing!) It doesn't cool it down like a fan blowing across your work might, but it really helps keep the stuff out of yer lungs. I use this a lot when pyrographing (woodburning) on stinky wood, or (briefly) over super-glued parts. It is easier than not inhaling!


                  • #10
                    Very nice work Carl.

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