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    All right, I'll admit it. My latest scroll saw project was cutting out a blank for a Welsh Lovespoon I'm going to carve. But to make it a good ss practice project, I treated it as if I wasn't going to carve it afterwards <grin>.

    I learned several things:

    1. Don't cut out the side profile on the bandsaw before cutting out the main profile.

    2. If you do have a lapse of jusdgement and cut out the side profile before cutting out the main profile, take the time to sand it flush before trying to cut on the scroll saw.

    3. Don't think it's a waste of time to change from a #3 blade to a #5 blade to cut out the outside of the spoon--it's a lot easier to cut along a line!

    4. It's easier to use one hand to lift up the dust blower than it is to try to force the blower up using the ss blank

    5. Just because you can use a big drill bit for the blade entry holes doesn't mean that you should--if it moves, you have a much bigger hole to deal with

    6. If you don't think you can make a sharp turn, turn the saw off and come into the cut from the other side--else you run the risk of cutting into your non-scrap wood.

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

  • #2
    It looks like you are your own best teacher BOB. Keep it up and you will be scrolling with the experts in no time. Now this carving thing you talk about what is that?? Is that something to do with a turkey??
    John T.

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    • #3
      Lessons learned

      Welsh love spoon is a great carving project.
      As for the lessons learned, it is great that you share these with us. Seems so much cheaper to learn from someone esles experiance than it is from our own.
      One last thought. Since this is North American Occupational Health and Safety Week, Any lesson learned with fingers is tact is a cheap lesson, even if a person ruins a wonderful piece of wood.

      Safe scrolling
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Gosh, Bob, you really learned a lot from one project. Now if you can learn that much from every one .....
        Thanks for pointing out your lessons, so we can all recognize it when we learn the same things.
        Happy scrolls (and carves) to you. (My apologies to Roy and Dale)
        Sandy

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        • #5
          Well, I gotta split my time between (wood)carving and scrolling...


          But this is for a wedding present--my friends moved their date up from a year from now to the end of this month...so I'll be busy. Who need to mow grass anyway <grin>.

          Bob
          www.GrobetUSA.com

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          • #6
            Progress on the lovespoon

            How goes the battle Bob?
            We are waiting with our mouth open
            I actually found a carved spoon this weekend at a garage sale. I thought of you straight away!
            I asked how much?
            I paid a whole two bits for it.
            Now I can't for the life of me see how people overseas can do such lovely work for the meager amount the recieve.
            Anyway, as soon as you post a pic of your handy work I will post a pic of the 2 bit one I picked up
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Well, it comes down right now to the new Return of the Sith playstation game or carving...and Anakin Skywalker always wins...


              maybe when I beat the game a couple times...<grin>

              Bob
              www.GrobetUSA.com

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              • #8
                Saw and carve

                Saw and carve you must young Padawan
                Originally posted by BobD
                Well, it comes down right now to the new Return of the Sith playstation game or carving...and Anakin Skywalker always wins...


                maybe when I beat the game a couple times...<grin>

                Bob
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  A lightsaber would make the carving and sawing a lot quicker! But the stop cuts would be a bit tough <grin>


                  But it would be great lightsaber training!

                  Bob
                  www.GrobetUSA.com

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                  • #10
                    Light Saber

                    but then everyone would think you just used a laser cutter.
                    two problems with laser cutters....although I wish I had one
                    First is they always burn the edges, even when you slow down the cut!
                    And the other.....what fun is it having the computer do all the cutting????

                    They do make an awesome business card though!
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      Ok Carl, you shamed me into finishing a scrolling project I've been kicking around....another of Judy Peterson's puzzles "Owl Family"...


                      It's posted in my gallery!

                      Bob
                      www.GrobetUSA.com

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                      • #12
                        Hi Bob

                        It looks to be nicely cut, but just think how much better it would be if you were to introduce it to some abrasive paper .

                        Gill
                        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)

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                        • #13
                          Well....we don't actually have that sorta beast here in the office...That'll have to wait until I get home...but I don't have a digital camera at home, so I thought I'd snap a photo here...

                          Bob
                          www.GrobetUSA.com

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                          • #14
                            nice job

                            2Y's U R
                            2Y's I C
                            IC UR
                            2Y's 4 me

                            Hey try a paper bag. I got a lot of milage with that post
                            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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