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    Did a bit of finishing of backers in between termiting ..

    I cut these a couple of weeks ago - more leaves - I think they're addictive ..lol

    1/2 oak cut with a combination of FD-SR #1 and #3 blades - aerosol painted backers.
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    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

  • #2
    those are so kewl Ian, very nice vien cutting and the detail is superb
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    • #3
      Super scrolling Ian, you've certainly got a way with the bird's
      kevin/pitbull.

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      • #4
        Very beautiful work! I am a new scroller and am fascinated with this kind of design. I have never put backers on my pieces. How do you attach them?
        Sherri

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        • #5
          Those are great. You must have a special on 1/2 inch oak. Seems that everything you make is in oak. I must check that out. Thought it was an expensive wood.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
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          • #6
            DARN IT IAN !!! That little sparrow sh*t on my keyboard !!!!!
            Wonder how they taste fried.. lol
            Looks good enough to eat my friend
            Sharon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dragon
              Those are great. You must have a special on 1/2 inch oak. Seems that everything you make is in oak. I must check that out. Thought it was an expensive wood.
              Diane

              Thanks, Diane. I pay about 4.90 per board foot for rough 4/4 red oak - dunno how much it costs in other areas but that's the cheapest I can get it round here .. I have had a couple of boards quite a bit cheaper than that if they've had edge damage, which doesn't matter at all for the leaves.

              I plane it down myself to the half inch for the leaves, doing about 6 foot at a time and then figuring out how many patterns I can get on to waste as little as possible... kinda like doing a jigsaw puzzle ..lol
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SharonW0111
                Looks good enough to eat my friend
                Sharon

                Sounds like you'd eat anything Sharon -
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doodle1
                  Very beautiful work! I am a new scroller and am fascinated with this kind of design. I have never put backers on my pieces. How do you attach them?
                  Thanks Doodle - and welcome to the board. What part of Canada are you from?

                  The backing is 1.8mm Finnish ply from Lee Valley. It's just stuck on with ordinary wood glue, a thin layer around the ouside edge of the leaf and usually 2 or three dabs somewhere in a solid piece in the middle, so that the glue doesn't squeeze in between the frets ...

                  Squeeze-out on the outside of the leaf will wipe off with a damp cloth before it dries ..

                  There's a small sawtooth hanger on the back - it's stuck on with CA glue, not nailed or screwed.
                  Ian

                  Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                  • #10
                    fabulous work Ian, such an inspiration to such as me.
                    Tell me though, when cutting something like the tail feathers, and you get right to the top end, do you leave the blade running when backing out, or turn off and pull backwards..
                    Last edited by stevebuk; 01-23-2007, 12:25 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by stevebuk
                      fabulous work Ian, such an inspiration to such as me.
                      Tell me though, when cutting something like the tail feathers, and you get right to the top end, do you leave the blade running when backing out, or turn off and pull backwards..

                      Thanks for the compliment, Steve.

                      If the veining ends in the middle of the piece I switch off the saw, undo the bottom clamp and just lift the blade free from the workpiece - taking care not to turn the workpiece before I do it. Backing all the way out of some of those wing cuts would be tricky I would think ..

                      There is a certain amount of backing up in the middle of the wings, moving from one section to another and yes i leave the saw running for that ..

                      Hope this makes sense...
                      Ian

                      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the info Ian. I may try a backing on the piece I am working on now. Always gotta try something new!
                        Sherri

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                        • #13
                          thanks Ian, makes perfect sense to me..
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                          • #14
                            Ian, what got you addicted to these leaves? I find that a small artist brush comes in handy if you have any glue squeeze out on the inside. Just let it dry and touch up with a little paint. Steve
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                            • #15
                              Nice flock of geese you've got there.
                              Kelly
                              "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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