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    Hi

    this is my very first project, a pattern by Steve Good which I modified slightly for my own use. I made plenty of mistakes along the way with getting the piece glued up, but it is square thankfully.

    There are plenty of novice
    mistakes but none fatal hehe. I learned a lot making this. Just some bits to add like some felt underneath, and a small light to shine through the glass. I may do another glass pattern but this one will do for now as I dont think I will have time with christmas being so close and still lots to do outside my shed

    The Project is a gift for my wife, I think she will like it hehe.

    P.S. Tulipwood and Mahogany, oiled (Danish) then waxed.

    Sunlion
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    The Journey Is Everything.

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  • #2
    They will be wonderful gifts. You have done Steve's pattern justice.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      First Project? They both look like they were done by a very experienced scroller. Nice work!
      Rolf
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      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        That's some very nice work. Great job!
        Dan

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        • #5
          Thanks for the positive comments, made my day.

          The small light I was going to use is too underpowered to shine through the painted glass, so will be searching the internet for a brighter one. Steve's video shows a type but have not found one yet here in UK. Must keep looking.

          Thanks

          Sunlion/Steve


          ps. Found this, this may do the trick http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolson-Tools...4302391&sr=1-2
          Last edited by Sunlion; 12-19-2011, 07:48 AM. Reason: added link
          The Journey Is Everything.

          http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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          • #6
            She's going to LOVE it Steve..........and yes "The Journey Is Everything."
            Well done!
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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            • #7
              No stopping you now , your on your way . Well done .
              Roger

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              • #8
                Sure looks much nicer than my first project. Very nice indeed.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the feedback, Danny, Ramjet, Wood dog, means a lot in that I am on the right track and I have found something else that has 'Heart'.

                  Realy enjoyed making this, least of all because I had to wrestle with a machine that was not realy suited to the task, and I hade tool limitations that I had to figure around, and I am normaly woodworkerly challenged.

                  Sunlion/Steve
                  The Journey Is Everything.

                  http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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                  • #10
                    Nicely done.
                    "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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                    • #11
                      Wow! My first project was a simple outline of a cat, and I was overjoyed to come close to the cutting lines. Can't wait to see #2.
                      Carole

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Wood-n-things, handibunny,

                        project number 2? hehe, I have been inspired so much with everyones work on display here on site that much that I am like a dog chasing it's own tail in terms of trying to make my mind up as what to do next.

                        I have a little of the Tulipwood 6" wide left, some Mahogany 4"wide and some Obeche 4" wide all around 6mm, plus some Birch faced Ply. Was thinking of trying a small sewing or trinket box for my daughter for the new year. Will have to wait for my new machine to do a marquetry (sp) pattern in the lid mind.

                        I have started to design the box build with a couple layers of lift out layers just need to think of a not too dificult design for the lid.

                        But knowing me, now I have the bug, that wood may never see the box hehe, before I have sawdust to show for my need to feed my new addiction. Guess the site I got it from will be getting some more orders come new year.

                        Sunlion
                        The Journey Is Everything.

                        http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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                        • #13
                          Sunlion, mistakes what mistakes! It's a one of a kind. I really like the heart bow you used on it.Lance

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                          • #14
                            Thanks lance, I think it was from a font I found which I cut bits out of in Inkscape to make it look as it does then printed out on sticky label (it was too fussy and fragile for my first attempt before I altered it).

                            The woods are a sandwich of Tulipwood and Mahogany.

                            Only problem with the top piece, is that it is pretty fragile in parts, so I will insist on being the duster polisher on the clock hehe.

                            As for mistakes, hehe, I craftily hid those, but did learn a lot for future projects.

                            Thanks for your comments.

                            Sunlion
                            The Journey Is Everything.

                            http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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                            • #15
                              My wife loves the clock. Glad I came to this site as it inspired me in some of its aspects.

                              At start of thread I posted a couple picures of it.

                              However, couple days after I asked my daughter if she wished to add anything. She wantedthe butterfly to the right of the clock face, so I added that. Unfortunately it looked imbalanced after glueing it in place. I knew I would need to balance it diagonaly, so invited my son to choose what to add bottom left, and he chose a flower. So I added that.

                              I think its a nice fun piece now with the additions, plus my kids (hehe in their 30's but still kids to me :P ) felt they had a hand in it's creation, so that was a plus.

                              Picture below, plus a picture of it lit up. Not a great shot but could not get a clearer one with my camera so will have to suffice.

                              Main thing is my wife still has a smile on her face. Win, Win. hehe

                              Sunlion
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