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    Hi All,

    Ms. Barbara Hensley operates Hope Chest for Breast Cancer in the Twin Cities area (MN). Ms. Hensley is interested in having some Christmas ornaments cut for a fundraiser in November, and for sale in their Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Retail Store.

    The patterns were created by Tom Zeig and were first published in SSW Holiday 2005 issue. Tom has granted permission for us to post those patterns for anyone willing to cut and paint some ornaments for this worthwhile cause. The only painting is the ribbon in the Dove's mouth - which should be pink for Breast Cancer. The patterns can be obtained by clicking on this sentence. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to open the file.

    If you have any questions about the project, you may contact Ms. Hensley:

    Phone - 952-471-8700
    Email - [email protected]

    Finished product can be sent to:

    Barbara Hensley
    Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
    3850 Shoreline Drive South
    Wayzata, MN 55391

    Thank you to anyone who wishes to participate in this endeavor.

    Pat Lupori
    SAW Membership

  • #2
    Last year I cut out some of those ornaments and gave a few away to some cancer survivors I know. I also sold a few and donated the proceeds to a local breast cancer fund. One of our woodworking club members was the only male breast cancer survivor in their fund raising calendar an couple of years ago.
    I'll see if I have some I can send her.
    Fred


    There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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    • #3
      Thank you very much Fred, I'm sure that she will appreciate it.

      Pat Lupori

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      • #4
        I am interested in doing this but I have a couple of rookie questions :
        What wood thickness is considered standard for ornaments ?
        Should the rest of the ornament be stained or just left natural and sealed ?

        Thanx
        ...~Robert~
        DW788 and Hawk 226

        " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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        • #5
          I have twelve of each already cut and ready for mailing to her. I did them right after I heard about it last week.
          W.Y.
          http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

          The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

          Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sawduster
            I am interested in doing this but I have a couple of rookie questions :
            What wood thickness is considered standard for ornaments ?
            Should the rest of the ornament be stained or just left natural and sealed ?

            Thanx
            I don't think there is a standard wood thickness. Most of them are 1/4" or less just to have less weight on tree branches. I am going to cut mine out of plywood just because I think the design is delicate enough to not work out real well with hardwood. You can stain the rest of the wood as you see fit, or leave it natural. I would at least seal it and get as nice a finish as I can on it (just cause I am trying to get into the habit of not calling it finished until I get that step done....training...training...training)

            So, really whatever you think looks good will probably work fine. I've had a couple of people who are sending a few to this lady and contacting their local breast cancer hospital and donating a few more locally too. Whatever you want to do is fine.

            The original article listed different colors for different kinds of cancer. So there is a lot of opportunity to branch out with this if you want.

            Whatever you do will be much appreciated. I'm so glad that so many are willing to help. Makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy! Yours should feel that way too!

            Pat Lupori

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            • #7
              I made mine out of 1/8 Baltic birch. I make most of my ornaments out of 1/8 wood and occasionally use 1/4.
              I just packed up 15 to send to Minnesota.
              Fred


              There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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              • #8
                Way to go Woodbutcher, this forum never ceases to amaze me!
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Pat;
                  I agree . . . it is not finished until it is finished .

                  This is a picture update of the 24 that I made.
                  The first pictures that I originally posted on the other two sites only had a coat of Danish oil on them . I let the Danish oil cure for a couple days. They are now all finished and although the shine does not show in the picture, they all have two coats of gloss lacquer on them and are now ready for mailing.
                  They are fun and easy to make and are nice little contribution to the cancer society.

                  W.Y.







                  http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                  The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                  Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                  • #10
                    very, VERY<VERy , Nice Bill. so thin too. what a nice thought. I take all the meen things i ever said about you.... Except one.. you wont to know which one that was. mmmmmmmmmm well . this is a public forum you know. so no 4 letter words. well ok,shhhhh(Love) Evie

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                    • #11
                      Bill and Woodbutcher I don't know how you two do it so fast and yet with such great care but your both awsome
                      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                      • #12
                        I just cut a few of the Hope doves.(6 and 6 to go) I am curious about the paint.
                        I know the bow will be Pink but is the rest of it up to my discretion?
                        I would like to paint the letters pink also and the Dove irridescent white.

                        I will do 12 of each. They cut very quickly (6 up 1/16 Finnish birch)
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          WOW guys,

                          Nice work for a good cause.

                          Respectfully,
                          Marcel
                          http://marleb.com
                          DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                          NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                          • #14
                            Hi Rolf,

                            Yes, the rest is up to you. You can do as much or as little as you like. And thank you for helping out with this project.

                            The patterns were originally published in the 2005 Holiday issue of Scroll Saw Workshop. The article included color directions for different kinds of cancer. I've heard of several folks who have cut a few for this project and are going on to cut more for different cancers and donating them to local (to them) cancer resources. There were several other angels in the original article, with different sayings. I'm very happy with the response that this request has received, and also happy about the interest that has been created/renewed in helping charities closer to the scroller's home. I'm sure that was the intent of the original article and if this project has renewed the interest in doing something like that - the article is a huge success.

                            Thanks again to SSW and all the other forum owners that have allowed us to broadcast this request. Thanks also to Tom Zeig - author of the article and patterns for granting SAW permission to help distribute those two particular angel patterns. The response from the scrolling community has been overwhelming - but I'm not totally surprised - scrollers are a GREAT bunch of people.

                            Pat Lupori

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                            • #15
                              Thank's Pat, I will set my wife loose with the paint brush.
                              One thing is certain Tom Zeig's heart is in the right place.
                              Rolf
                              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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