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    Hi folks,
    I am a wood carver and just decided to add in scroll saw work, as I want to eventually be able to do shows and sell both I know people say you can't make a living at this, but I was hoping it would make a great supplemental income? And also trying to figure out how I could incorporate the two together. I would love to be able to do scroll sawn items with carved items on them too. Anyhow I posted this here since I wanted to show a few wood carvings and really did not want to put it where it was not supposed to be. Please let me know your thoughts on this.
    Thank you.
    Sean Reynolds
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  • #2
    I love the wizard/castle bark wood piece the most, and the guy with the ax in his head is hilarious.

    GREAT stuff...!!!!!


    WELCOME....
    This is the absolute best place on the net for scroll sawyers. Folks here are so generous with their experiences. I've been scrolling for over 20 years, and I'm still learning things here...

    I bought my first scroll saw to cut rough outs for carving. That was 21 years ago. I got heavily into the scroll saw, and kind of ignored carving for a while.
    Then I started back into the carving. I'm better, and have some experience from restarting it. It made me more objective about my approach. But the scroll saw will always be my heart and soul.
    You can see my stuff in the links below..
    Jim

    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
    No task is too tedious for Art.
    Rock and Scroll

    My Gallery

    My Website
    Featherwood Woodcrafts

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    • #3
      I love your work. I especially like the humor aspect. Do you have a website? Feel free to share more.
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        Oh yea... Please do...
        We love photos around here...
        Jim

        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
        No task is too tedious for Art.
        Rock and Scroll

        My Gallery

        My Website
        Featherwood Woodcrafts

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        • #5
          Thanks Jim, That Wizard sold today as a matter of fact hehe. Yeah I am really liking scroll sawing so far. Got a lot of hard work ahead to get good but I am up for the challenge. Your work is just amazing by the way

          Mike, I have a blog, but have not updated it in a few weeks now. My carving has slowed to a stop since I got the scroll saw lol.
          Carvings by Sean
          Also have an Etsy hop too. Guess maybe I should add it to my sig. I have had it for a long time just never used it until I think this may or June.
          carvingsbysean on Etsy

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          • #6
            Great stuff Sean, wish I had that much talent. Keep the pics coming.
            Pat
            Woodworking is Therapy.... some of us need more therapy than others.

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            • #7
              If you're this good at carving, then you'll have the patience to scroll.
              I've got to warn you...It can be very addictive...
              Look around in the members gallery. There are some incredibly talented folks around here.
              and there are some characters here too...You know who you are...As Mike, (wood-n-things), would say, the only dumb question is the one not asked.....
              Jim

              The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
              No task is too tedious for Art.
              Rock and Scroll

              My Gallery

              My Website
              Featherwood Woodcrafts

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              • #8
                Sweeeeeet stuff Sean, Santa is awesome, we have a few carvers around here. Certainly lots of valuable information, check the stickeys too. Patterns in the Vault submitted by generous members. Come by often, and don't be shy with your photos, not mandatory to post but much appreciated.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  Hi Sean - welcome to the forum and thanks for showing your work. There's no doubt that you are an accomplished carver and like Jim's comments I'm sure you have the patience for scrolling. Once you get up and running do one thing for me. Keep a sense of humour in some of your pieces. Its something that is sure to be appreciated here on the forum.

                  Looking forward to see examples of your scrolling work and I'll echo the comments of the previous replies. if you need help or advice please shout.
                  Jim in Mexico

                  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                  - Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    I am also a former carver that plays with scroll saws a lot. I do a lot of double bevel inlay of poplar and maple into cedar with my scroll saw and then carve in details on that inlay. I make and sell cedar boxes at festivals and street fairs. My sales do fund my hobby, including some equipment upgrades on occasion. Here are some photos of what I am referring to.
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                    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                    "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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                    • #11
                      I think it is great to incorporate styles. I am have tried to. and have not been happy with the results. Please keep us posted.
                      Scott
                      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                      • #12
                        You are good!! I really like the axe in the head.
                        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
                          Nice work! Axe in the head guy looks how I often feel. Keep on sharing, and thanks.
                          Manufacturer Of Heirloom Quality Sawdust

                          I wasn't born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could!

                          Dewalt DW788 Hegner Maximat 18

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                          • #14
                            Thanks everyone
                            Jim That is really neat! Are you using a V tool on those?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SeanR View Post
                              Thanks everyone
                              .......... Are you using a V tool on those?
                              Yes I use a "V" tool on my mastercarver and then fill the groove with a mixture of white glue and cedar dust/powder from my orbital sander. Spread it with an old credit card and sand smooth after it dries.
                              Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                              "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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