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    Hi yall this is my first post since I joined didnt think I had any questions that wasnt answered by old post. Then my pastor just called me tonight and wanted to see if I could saw him a portrait to give to a family member for christmas well I havent cut a portrait before since I am new to scrolling so I said let me do a little research my question is there a place on the web that I can down load free app that takes a picture and makes it a pic that can be cut. I dont want to buy softwear if cutting portraits isnt going to work for me. thanks for any guidance yall have.

    Joe (saw it all)

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    The short answer is no. What you need to do is have a picture that is not copyrighted.

    Place the pic in the scroll saw pattern request forum and ask for assistance in getting a pattern made.

    Then you can cut out the pattern and post a picture of the finished project along with a big thank you for the designers here who made you the pattern. You can also look up former threads regarding how to learn to create your own patterns but it is not a simple process and it does take time.

    I hope that helps you get started down the right path to creating this project for your pastor.

    Welcome to the forum,.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      You can always post and see what our good friends will do. I have seen some awesome portraits.

      If you want to do you own, there is are good lessons using Gimp at

      Village University • Scroll Saw Village

      There also instructions using Paint Shop Pro at

      Arpop's Pattern Academy

      Good luck and I hope you post your results.

      Don
      Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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      • #4
        thanks and a picture of my first piece

        Thanks for a quick response my pastor is going to email me pic and I will post it in the mean time I will post pic of my first completed work
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        • #5
          This is what you chose for your first scrolling project? That is fabulous..
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            Nothing like jumping in with both feet and going for it, lol. Nice work! It is all just one cut at a time.

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            • #7
              That's just amazing..I see a great addiction coming...I mean scrolling future..hehe

              That's pretty off the hook..!!!

              Nice work...!!!
              Jim

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              • #8
                yep that is what I chose I figured that cross had all the twists and turns I would have to learn I figured just go for then my neighbor came over asked me if I would sell it to him for his mothers christmas present I said sure sold it to him and turned around and stack cut four more. Do yall think I am a gutton for punishment lol

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                • #9
                  Wow! First project! hehe I am working on my first one, but that? It'so intricate, I would have been sceared to death around those very thin connectors in that design.

                  Impressed.


                  Sunlion
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                  • #10
                    It was challenging but I figured if it went wrong I would have the prettiest fire stater ever hahahaha

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                    • #11
                      Fear is a production of the mind...To do is divine...To forget yourself wise... to give, beneficent...
                      ...Without chance, there can be no life...
                      Jim

                      The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                      No task is too tedious for Art.
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                      • #12
                        Sorry,
                        I wax poetic sometimes....
                        Jim

                        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                        No task is too tedious for Art.
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                        • #13
                          That's okay Jim, I am notorious myself for waxing thus. done it so much over the years I have quite the glossy coat hehe.
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