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    Patience... something I lacked for quite a while that kept me from attempting anything with a scrollsaw. There wasn't much else I wouldn't attempt to make with wood before, including house remodeling and furniture building. But they were all big projects! I needed something that didn't take up much space (the shop was already full of enough wood working tools to evict my Model A Ford out into the cold dark recesses of the garage). I had scrollsaws before and it seemed I was to impatient and broke blade after balde. I turned 60 and it all seemed to s-l-o-w down. I bought another scroll saw to make smaller projects for Christams gifts ... the list of receipients was getting bigger. Here's a few of my initial attempts at scrollsaw work now that breaking blades only seems to happen because they're worn out.

    The locks internal levers and springs, as-well-as the keys were made with the scrollsaw. They all work.

    The saw was a real test of my patience. I swore after it was done that it would be a one-of-a-kind. I'm working on another one already.

    The vase and flowers were an 'extra' present for my wife this Christmas. The 3 smaller flowers represent myself and my sons. The larger rose of course represent my wife. Talk about points!

    Anyway... these are my first attempts with a scrollsaw. How did I do?
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    Pop
    Delta 16" 40-530
    Ryobi 16" VS

    "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

  • #2
    Very nice pop,
    scrolling has also taught me a lot of patience,by the looks of it you have the scrolling bug and very nice projects to show for it.
    Keep up the good work,
    Bill
    Delta P-20

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    • #3
      Personally, I think you did great. Very unique and well done projects. As the saying goes, patience is a virtue. This is probably the most important trait a scroll sawyer can possess. Your pictures are proof that patience pays off.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Beautiful work, Pop. I love those locks.
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          nice work as well as nice displays! they add to your work.

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          • #6
            You did good, Pop. Where'd you get the patterns for the locks?
            Mike

            Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
            Scrollin' since Jun/2006

            My Gallery

            http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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            • #7
              Pop, those are all GREAT pieces; thanks for sharing!

              Pete

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MikeDingas
                You did good, Pop. Where'd you get the patterns for the locks?
                I don't know if this is where Pop got his patterns, Mike, but there are these two books on wooden lock-making on the Fox Chapel site.

                http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/p...ils.cfm?PC=556
                http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/p...ls.cfm?PC=1165
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  It all looks good but I REALLY like the flowers and vase. Is this your own design?
                  Dan

                  -Just do'in the best I can every day

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                  • #10
                    That's some mighty fine scrolling. I especially like the flower vase.
                    Thanks for sharing
                    Marsha
                    LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                    • #11
                      well done!

                      Sue Chrestensen

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                      • #12
                        Wonderful work.
                        You could teach us all a thing or two
                        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                        • #13
                          The flower vase is simply stunning, I think it was more than patience that created those excellent pieces.
                          Todd

                          Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
                            I don't know if this is where Pop got his patterns, Mike, but there are these two books on wooden lock-making on the Fox Chapel site.

                            http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/p...ils.cfm?PC=556
                            http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/p...ls.cfm?PC=1165
                            Those are in fact, the exact books I used for the locks. The only difference is I reduced most of my locks by half. I figured the smaller size would fit in my grandson's hands better and they wouldn't wind up clunking themselves on the head instead of unlocking the locks. I also added a coil spring in the padlock to pop up the shackle when the key is turned. Tim does a super job in laying out the instructions for making the locks. In the back of the second book: Making More Working Wooden Locks, he shows a picture of a complete entrance lock set with 90 moving pieces. By complete, I mean there's knobsets, deadbolt, key operating system, etc. ... ALL from wood. I can't wait till he brings out another bok with that one in. That's the kind of unique wood projects I like to do. Haven't found a market yet for it but it looks good along the walls in my spare bedroom. Anyone interested inthe books can usually find them on eBay if you can't get them from a bookstore or Linden Publishing. The first book was last published in 2000 I believe, but the second was done again in 2004.
                            Pop
                            Delta 16" 40-530
                            Ryobi 16" VS

                            "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by owler
                              It all looks good but I REALLY like the flowers and vase. Is this your own design?
                              Dan... got the patterns for the flowers and vases from "Wildwood Designs". www.wildwooddesigns.com I thought they looked challenging. I think I'm still twitching from cutting them out.

                              Pop
                              $99 Delta scroll saw (not ready for the bigtime yet)
                              Pop
                              Delta 16" 40-530
                              Ryobi 16" VS

                              "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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