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    Just wanted to introduce myself, I am new to the message board, not too new to scrolling (1 1/2 to 2 years now). My main interests are Intarsia and wood items with moving parts, such as wooden padlocks. I uploaded a bunch of my previous works that can be viewed in the member galleries under "MetalEd". The intarsia are all original, made from patterns I drew on using the computer.
    My profile is: Father of a 13yr old scroller who is also experimenting in pattern design. Living in Encino, Calif., currently using a Craftsman 21 and 16 inch scrollsaw. Wish I had won that purple monster in the pattern contest, but it was not me either
    Take care all! Ed - Aka MetalEd

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    Welcome aboard. That is some NICE work!
    Bob Duncan
    Scroll Saw Workshop


    • #3

      Welcome to the forum Ed.

      I noticed your work on the galleries and agree with Bob, (rated you too) That is some nice work!

      The one with the guitar was my favorite.


      • #4
        Hi Ed, welcome to the message boards!

        I'm a few days older than you on this site, but much newer than you to scrolling! I got my saw just before Christmas and dived into making some Christmas presents. It's a lot of fun but I'm still doing pretty simple things.

        Your work is truly admirable; like Toni, my favourite one is the intarsia guitar player. Your Easter Cross is lovely as well. They're all really good; the locks are fascinating!

        Welcome again, and hope to see more of your work in the galleries!



        • #5
          Welcome Ed, we share a common interest on the scrolling items with moving parts, I would love to exchange ideas sometime, drop me an email if you like.
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


          • #6

            Wow, Those are great! Do the padlocks really work? You do some awesome work. BTW welcome to the forum.


            My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


            • #7
              Wooden locks

              Originally posted by wwalker47
              Wow, Those are great! Do the padlocks really work? You do some awesome work. BTW welcome to the forum.

              The locks really do work, they are from Tim Detweiler's books, one which is titled, "making working wooden locks". Since they don't use any metal, you have to use wood that will bend, keep it's shape and not wear out or break. I found a solution for this that is more than excellent! Anyone curious and going to make them, e-mail me and I will let you know my trick.
              As for the intarsia patterns, My son wanted to make some cartoonish type characters, looking around for patterns you find that most are of animals or buildings/landscapes. I think this is because it is hard to do people in wood, but then again I am doing cartoon types
              I want to do a few more, but since my shop is on my back patio and it is so cold... I have to wait.. but it gives me more time to draw patterns. I want to touch up the patterns and make the instruction more proffesional, finish with copyrights and all and then I may offer them to the public. So keep an eye out for the guitarist!!...
              Take care all, thanks for the welcome!
              Ed aka MetalEd


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