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  • My " albatross " is finished !

    OK, it ain't the purdiest puppy in the litter but it is finally done ! I actually started this in Feb from my own drawing , before I could even spell segmentation! It was just the lighthouse then. It just seemed like a good idea at the time.I inlaid and cut and elevated and sanded and re-cut and cussed and tried different things know the drill. got it pretty decent ( my baby was proud ) ...then the backer board warped !! Looked like a tired inchworm.....couldn't even hang it up
    I walked away from it, but it has always bugged me (I worked my redneck butt off on this thing !). I tried to ignore it for a few months , then just recently had the idea to add the clouds and dunes to help straighten it out ...and it worked ! it's as good as it ever will get ( by my hand ) now and I can finally put it to bed.
    Glad to have the albatross from around my neck and wanted to share the joy

    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

  • #2
    Great work there Sawduster
    it definetly takes more work when your doing your own and dont have the patterns or guide to go by .
    Great work

    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609


    • #3
      well.......looks great.

      Your albatross around your neck has turned into a gem !
      Pete Ripaldi

      "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."


      • #4
        I love the way you used the grain of the wood on the tower stones.
        Nice work.
        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"
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        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


        • #5
          Persistance has paid off!

          It is nice to know the story behind a piece. I think we can all relate to the albatross. I agree with Rolf about the stones and the grain.

          Great Job
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


          • #6
            Nice work Robert,

            And a nice save that adds to your design.

            Good use of the wood grain as stated.

            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.


            • #7
              Wow, good going there Son. what a nice save. I to love the rock work. and the clouds with segules. just gos to show ya, what insentive can do. a piece to be proud of. and your own pattern too. wow. Your friend Evie


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