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    Managed to fit these in between yard work and spreading 2 trailers full of mulch.
    A couple of surprise thunderstorms were very helpful as well. Cooled things off a bit too and made the shop time more comfortable Can I get an " amen " Bill ?
    patterns are by Sylvia


    DSC03525 (2).JPGDSC03528 (2).JPGDSC03530 (2).JPG
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

  • #2
    Robert. now you just whiped those out?? how cool. your doing great son. just keep up the great work. love the first one the most. but for me it would be a him thing. hate to see him go. but what a bite. oh well .. I'll mess him tomarrow. your friend Evie

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    • #3
      Way to go Robert! We had surprise thundershowers also but made it very humid. WE are in the high 90's today. Had to go prep 2 jobs for this week. Great when no one is there! Keep up the great work!

      Tim
      "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

      Saws: Excaliber 30; Dewalt 788 'Twins', Makita SJ401 (Retired), Grizzly G1012 18" Bandsaw

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      • #4
        Verrrrry nice Robert. I like the first one the mostest too. I hope to catch a big'un like that tomorrow. What kinda wood?
        Mike

        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
        www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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        • #5
          AMEN! I like them all, but I'm with Evie the first one has my vote, and the Rock and Scroll a close second! Puts a smile on your face huh?
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            I love all of those, The second one the most.

            The just gave me an idea. For a long time I wanted to do belt buckles......
            Wouldn't they sell great at a craft show????
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              cant decide which i like better second or third.....oh what the heck ill take em both......my shipping address on the way....
              Pete Ripaldi

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              • #8
                Great job Robert,
                I like all of them. My favorite is #2.
                Bill
                Last edited by bronco; 07-24-2006, 04:45 AM.
                Delta P-20

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                • #9
                  Man, I am so impressed. Course being a total novice, I am easily impressed. Seriously, it gives me hope that maybe I can learn this art form. When did you begin scroll sawing?
                  I would have to give my vote to #1
                  Dale M.

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                  • #10
                    Thanx everyone for the kind words ....it is quite encouraging It was nice to just knock out some fairly simple things without all those wiggles & squiggles for a change. Still can't cut a straight line worth a hoot though

                    Mike, believe it or not the wood for the bass is from a sheet of some fairly thin plywood-type material i got at the BORG's main competition. It is slightly thicker than 1/8 and was cheap ( like $12 a 4 x 8 sheet ) . Bought it on a whim and it has worked out pretty decent. The only drawback is the inside of the frets doesn't stain as nicely as the front. i've been messing with portraits a little and what I do is lay the finished piece on it's face with the paper still on and paint the insdes with black paint. I'm anxious to try tung oil as a dip to see if it improves this condition

                    Dale M , I have been at it a little more than 6 months. It gets better all the time. Just do stuff Cut something, then something else, rinse and repeat. The more I cut the more I learn . You can do it ....just follow the lines one cut at a time
                    ...~Robert~
                    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                    • #11
                      The only drawback is the inside of the frets doesn't stain as nicely as the front. i've been messing with portraits a little and what I do is lay the finished piece on it's face with the paper still on and paint the insdes with black paint. I'm anxious to try tung oil as a dip to see if it improves this condition
                      Interesting idea,may just have to give that a try on one of my projects to see the total effect up close. I've been buying most of my portrait wood thru Sloan's, I have a pretty good stash of the BB plywood, but have recently been cutting portraits using the red oak plywood, I've been impressed with the material that is compressed between the outside finish plys, especially in how it holds a stain, but the BB isn't as impressive, this paint trick you mention may just be the ticket! Thanks Robert! Gonna give it a try.
                      Bill

                      DeWalt 788



                      aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                      God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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                      • #12
                        Wonderful work there Robert :-)

                        Charlie,

                        I think someone is getting a bit addicted lol
                        Charlie
                        "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                        Craftsman 18in. 21609

                        http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                        • #13
                          Weekend Cuts

                          I like the work! Keep Experimenting! Soon you will be teaching the (Old Dogs) some new tricks!

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                          • #14
                            Bill,
                            As a footnote, on the protraits, I use flat black stove & BBQ paint. It covers quickly without having to spray much, sticks well and dries quickly . Too much spray and it will bleed through the paper into the face ...voice of (in)experience here I use it for the background as well

                            I did these last weekend with that same sheet ply and painted inside the frets. It is my late grandfather.
                            First pattern by Kevin, second pattern by Trapper

                            DSC03515 (2).JPGDSC03521 (2).JPG
                            ...~Robert~
                            DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                            • #15
                              Both portraits are very well done! But I gotta ask what kind of wood is the first one?
                              Two pattern makers, same photo, different results......I do like them both!!! I too like making personal portraits, the look on the loved ones faces as they see the finished portrait is always one of those priceless moments.
                              Thanks for sharing the tip and the portraits.
                              Bill

                              DeWalt 788



                              aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                              God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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