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    This is a picture of the very first results from my scroll saw. I know I have work to do, but I was so happy that they look pretty much like they are supposed to, that I had to brag!

    For those of you that aren't baseball fans (shame on you! ), they are Minnesota Twins logos.

    I merged in a picture of what they are supposed to look like for some reference.
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    Last edited by schmidty; 09-07-2008, 06:52 PM.
    Schmidty

    The truely wise man is the one who knows that he has much to learn.

  • #2
    Can't say I like your work too much, being an Angel fan. LOL.

    Ok, really. Great start Schmidty! You picked two of the hardest things to do with a scroll saw: Straight lines and curves. Both look good. Keep it up.
    The Journey is the Reward

    Kevin

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    • #3
      that is a great first project. and so glad you shared it with us. the lines look pretty good to me. nice job. your friend Evie

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      • #4
        G"day Schmidty,
        Great first job.
        My first 1 no, maybe 10, ended up in the bin. I thought I'd never get the machine to do what I wanted it to.
        I have one suggestion, well not really a suggestion just an idea, that helps make 3d drawings, like the one you copied, be more like the original when cutting.

        I've modified your pic to show what I mean, it's a lot simpler than trying to explain it.
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        Regards
        John
        "The Golden Mile"John Wayne
        Some of my Stuff
        Retired Medically Unfit Police Officers ***.

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        • #5
          Great looking. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
          Mike C.

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          • #6
            Cool, now you can cut and cut and cut! It wasnt that scary after all was it?For a first cutting, youve done great, straight lines are always a challenge.
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the support, guys (and gal!) Like many of you said, staight lines are tough! I think I will back off on my practice exercises and just cut a bunch of straight lines for a while!

              John, thanks for the idea. I will try that tomorrow!

              Kevin, I will keep practicing and send you a nice big Twins logo when I get better! HA!
              Schmidty

              The truely wise man is the one who knows that he has much to learn.

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              • #8
                Hey, been a Twins fan all my life. Those buggers won 2 World Series, one in 87 when I was in Korea and another in 91 when I was in Germany... What's up with that anyways?

                Tom
                Hawk G4
                http://www.scrollsawer.com/gallery/s...00/ppuser/4243

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                • #9
                  Tom,

                  Maybe you should go overseas soon. I could go for another Twins World Series win! haha!!
                  Schmidty

                  The truely wise man is the one who knows that he has much to learn.

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                  • #10
                    Blue Jays here . What would it look like if there were 2 individual cuts , with one placed over the other ? Or Seattle Mariner's in a pinch . Nice work .
                    Roger

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                    • #11
                      Those look cool schmidty.......but, but personally I think the Boston Red Sox has the greatest logo.
                      Just fyi......keep the cutting a personal thing cause you don't want to get into trouble with copyrights stuff. Post more pictures of your projects. We love pictures here.
                      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Schmidty,
                        The logo looks good! I like Yankee pinstripes myself! From near Fargo, ND home of 61 Home Run King #9 Roger Maris!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by schmidty View Post
                          This is a picture of the very first results from my scroll saw. I know I have work to do, but I was so happy that they look pretty much like they are supposed to, that I had to brag!
                          Nice cutting, especially for your first attempt. One suggestion. If you used solid wood you can add a little depth to the piece by carving a little of the wood away where the two symbols meet. Use a sharp blade (utility knife) to make the 'intersecting' line and then gouge out a section to make it look like the other symbol is woven beneath the other.

                          The attached image attempts to show this. For example cut a sharp vertical line to the left and right where the C joins the T. Make a tapering gouge starting about 1/4" away from the cut line and about 1/16" to 1/8" deep where the symbols join.
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                          Mike

                          Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                          Scrollin' since Jun/2006

                          My Gallery

                          http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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                          • #14
                            OK, everyone can laugh now....I'm the Yankee fan (more on that another time). Schimidty, nice first time piece! now that you have "the bug", you're not going to stop. One small word of advice...looking at the pix, I'd say, slow down. If you have a variable speed saw, slow that down too. Patience my friend, patience....... Keep it going!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Nice first one Schmidty. Mine is in the garbage. Those little indent cuts at the letter junctions that John B mentioned or the carving at the junction that Mike mentioned really make a piece pop more. As for the straight lines, here's a hint that I picked up on this board a while back and that really, really works for me.

                              Use your fingers and hands only to steady the wood but follow the line by slowly extending your arms as you move the wood into the blade. This seems to offer much more control and results in a much straighter line. If you try to use your fingers and hands only, the cut seems to wander much more.

                              sawdustus
                              A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                              George

                              delta 650, hawk G426

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