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    Just finished cutting Zaffinos "Anticipation" today. It's the most detailed and time consuming piece I've cut thus far. I stack cut four 1/8" BB pieces with a FD-NS #1. I think I'll only cut two next time with a 2/0 due to the detail. It got a little hairy at times and that #1 looked like a Bowie knife. It took 2 hrs. to prep and most of that was because the pattern wasn't square in relation to the straight cuts on the top, bottom and sides. I learned to be mindful of that possibility on future pieces. I think cut time was about 14 hrs. or so and I'm not finished yet. Still got to get the rest of the fuzzies off and sand it a final time, square up the straight cuts on top then oil and frame it. Thinking of pricing it a $100. What ya' think? To much or to cheap?
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    Last edited by Capt Weasel; 10-13-2006, 10:19 PM.
    Confuscious says, "The cautious seldom err".
    Confuscious didn't own a scrollsaw either.

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    Very, very nice job. You have more patience than me. How many entry holes? The detail is explicit. Considering how much time you spent and the final results, $100 would be a bargain, but then it depends on the types of customers in your area. This is another reason I would never cut anything like this, I'd never make even minimum wage for my time.

    You did a great job.
    Mike

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

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    • #3
      That is just beautiful. How long did it take you to do that piece? Talk about patience! Nice work

      Sarah
      What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

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      • #4
        Thanks Minn!
        I never count holes. I did one time on a 400 holer and got intimidated by the number so I quit. I'd also lose count. I'm gonna hang it in a local eatery and slap $100 on it and see what happens. Duck season starts in month so that might help. I think my next cutting will be something a little quicker and easier on the brain, back and eyes.
        Confuscious says, "The cautious seldom err".
        Confuscious didn't own a scrollsaw either.

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        • #5
          Nice job, the is on my to-do list (just got the pattern two days ago).
          Chuck D


          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
          Jean De La Bruyere...

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          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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          • #6
            Actually, I'd price it at $99.95. This way, it's under $100. You know how some people think. If some gal buys it for her husband, she can tell him it was under $100.
            Mike

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

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            • #7
              Nice job on that Capt.!
              As far as the pricing goes, tough to say. For something in a stack of 4 that took me 14 hours, you're right in the same price range as I'd be though I typically cut in stacks of 5 so my price on something like that would be closer to $60 - $65. I average about 50 cuts an hour (including prep and finish time) in portrait type fretwork so that would be something with about 700 cuts for me. As far as counting, I drill in groups of 50 so that I spend about 45 minutes at a time cutting. Makes it easy to keep count of the cuts and gives me a chance to stretch.
              Kevin
              Scrollsaw Patterns Online
              Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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