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    This is a pattern from Sue Mey . I put a picket fence up and made an arch .
    There is a hydro pole and meter framed in the arch and fence so I thought I would clean it up using this pattern .

    I used this pattern because there are lots of Eagles in the area . There is also a Heron nesting area not far from where I live . I noticed in an earlier post that an eagle had returned to a site and the folks were pretty happy about their return . I was going to mention that Eagles will prey on other animals ,fish, birds and pets . One nest which was examined and found lots of pet collars and bones . Keep an eye on your pets .

    I enlarged the pattern to 24" . I was able to cut it on my Dewalt 788 using # 3 scroll reverse blades . I stack cut four 1/8" BB . I did go through over about 8 blades .I used some pine for the outer ring .

    I used Danish oil for the BB and used a n oak stain for the ring . I also cut out the feathers but decided to use some Dollar store feathers untill I get around to painting the wooden ones .Sealed the wood with varathane .

    It was a fun pattern to cut .Feel free to comment .

    Roger
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    That is a great project, and I like how you made the display for it. My only concern is how it is going to hold up against the elements. The woods you chose are not designed for exterior use. It would be a shame to see it deteriorate over the next year from exposure to the elements and the UV rays of the sun.
    "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
      Totally AWESOME Roger! I love it. I have a couple of the wolf DC from Sue, gonna have to get that one too. I like how you enlarged that one. Don
      Don

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      • #4
        I must say...Beautiful Eagle cutting...!!!
        ...And perfect for that really cool arch...
        Nice all around...!!!!
        Jim

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        • #5
          I am a big fan of Sue Mey patterns. You did her justice.

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          • #6
            Beautiful job Roger.
            Linda

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            • #7
              Very nice Roger. I might have to order that pattern one day.
              Brett

              Only Robinson Crusoe could get everything done by Friday!

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              • #8
                Beautiful piece, but I have to agree with Mike. The woods used will not stand up to the elements.
                Dan in So.Ca.

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                • #9
                  Great job! I really liked the arch as well as the Dream Catcher.
                  God Bless! Spirithorse

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                  • #10
                    Awesome job, kinda like the dollor store feathers
                    "The Scrollin Skeeter"

                    "There's nothin like the smell of fretwork in the morning"

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                    • #11
                      BEAUTIFUL PIECE AND I like your arbor nice display

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the comments . I didn't consider the elements when I cut the pattern . The only response I have is nothing lasts forever .

                        For the future what wood would have been a good selection ?

                        Roger

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                        • #13
                          I would say, cypress or western red cedar but it is very fragile, or redwood, or any marine grade plywood or use a spar urethane on it to help protect it. I wasn't meaning to sound critical just a shame to do such a nice job and have the elements eat away at it.
                          "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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                          • #14
                            Mike , No offence . I appreciate the suggestion . I'll keep it in mind for the next out door project .
                            Roger

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                            • #15
                              very nice job looks great.
                              merry

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