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    Hi, this is my first attempt of fretwork. I love those victorian patterns and so I selected this freestanding fretwork clock pattern from SSWC.
    I don't have the place to stand a machine so I did the whole work manual using a fretsaw. Came out pretty well anyway I think .
    Any critics welcome

    Richard
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  • #2
    Richard, Welcome to the Forum! That is a beautiful clock you have cut. And without a scroll saw? Amazing!
    Dan in So.Ca.

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    • #3
      Very nice! I don't think I would have the patience to try that with a hand saw.
      Harbor Freight (Central Machinery) 65406 - 26"

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      • #4
        That is very fine work! Thanks for sharing.
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        • #5
          You have the right last name. Very nice work, and with a hand saw yet.
          Welcome to the forum.
          Mick, - Delta P-20

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          • #6
            Holy cow Rick! Thats gorgeous. How long did it take with the hand saw? Don
            Don

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            • #7
              I don't think you will find any critics for that. It is beautiful. Mike

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              • #8
                Beautiful hand saw cutting.

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                • #9
                  Thanks friends for your kind words and compliments !
                  Well it was my first project and so a great challenge, took me about 5 hours to finish.
                  But the result was worth the efforts.

                  Thanks

                  Richard

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                  • #10
                    Awesome work Richard. Hand sawing is a great skill to have. Thanks for sharing the clock with us.


                    DW
                    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
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                    • #11
                      Beautiful cutting Rick!
                      -- Rick --

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                      • #12
                        look great richard,i stated my scrolling ,using a hand fret saw like yourself,
                        they are fine for narrow wood,but as the wood gets thicker its harder too get a completly vertical cut,well done on the clock.definetly on my too do list..
                        not doing much
                        and busy doing it


                        having fun making sawdust.


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                        • #13
                          Thanks again for the compliments.

                          Tony
                          but as the wood gets thicker its harder too get a completly vertical cut
                          thats the problem. I think a thickness of 1/4" is the limit for a hand saw. If it's thicker non vertical edges become more visible and it doesn't look good anymore.

                          Richard

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                          • #14
                            Very nicely done Richard, even more so that you did it with a hand fret saw. Impressive!
                            Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                            • #15
                              great Job Richard. Which SSWC Mag do you get the pattern from. Thanks.
                              Mark
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