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    This is my most intense project to date. The northern pike has 332 holes and took almost 7 1/2 hours to drill and cut. I'm quite a bit slower than Ozarkhillbilly and Jediscroller but at least all parts are still intact. The pattern was provided by Mrsaw. I cut this out of 1/4" BB ply using Olosn size 0 skiptooth blades. I'll probably get a frame for this one.
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    Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 02-03-2007, 08:10 AM.
    Mike

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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    Very nice work Mike! Slow and steady gets the job done is my motto. It would have taken me much longer than that!

    Sherri
    Sherri

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    • #3
      Very good!! After that much work I don't think I would skrimp on the frame though.
      Bill

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      • #4
        Last edited by Mick Walker; 02-02-2007, 10:41 AM.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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        • #5
          Awesome job Mike on a very detailed pattern!
          I wouldn't skimp to much on the frame either as it deserves a frame worthy of the art.
          I've never fished for Pike myself but it sure looks like a mean fish!

          Well done!! And not a spiral blade in sight!
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            Nice work, Mike. Your title had me confused for a minute though _ I'd never heard of a water wolf ..
            Ian

            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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            • #7
              Thanks all for your compliments.

              Mick, getting the 45's to meet is the same problem I have. I have attempted frames and it's going good until I get to the last corner. Not even close. I use a miter saw, but the angle must not be perfect. What's your secret?

              Bill, northern pike ARE mean fish. When you hook one over 5#, they get nasty. They'll tangle up in the net and you don't want to put your fingers in the mouth. The teeth are razor sharp on all sides. I don't normally fish for them because they are the slimiest fish you're ever going to not want to touch. I understand it's a protective slime but it's just like mucus running down and dripping. If you don't mind picking thru tons of Y bones, they actually taste quite good.

              Ian, the term water wolf was used in folklore.
              Mike

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

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              • #8
                Intense is not a strong enough word. Great job!

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                • #9
                  nice job. That would take me weeks to cut out and alot of lost hair I'm sure!
                  Jeff Powell

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                  • #10
                    Wow, not much wood left in there! Good job, Mike.
                    Mike

                    Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
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                    • #11
                      Yup, the cutting looks great! slap it in a frame and move on to the next one! Looks good sir. Dale

                      Any particular reason my post was edited without notification? My PM box isnt full? Dale
                      Last edited by lucky788scroller; 02-03-2007, 01:47 PM.
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        Mike, the secret to perfect frames is making sure the opposing sides are EXACTLY the same length. You can cut perfect 45's and if the length of the parallel sides are not equal the whole frame will be off. I use a miter saw with a Freud 80 tooth blade. I cut the 2 pieces together or use a stop block insuring the same length. Formula for frames. Frame stock width, subtract rabbet, multiply by 2, add this figure to heighth and width of picture.
                        8 X 10 picture with a 2" frame and a 1/2" rabbet. Outside measurement of the frame would be 11" X 13".
                        2-1/2= 1 1/2 X 2= 3 +8= 11. 3+10= 13
                        Mick, - Delta P-20

                        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=Mick Walker]Mike, the secret to perfect frames is making sure the opposing sides are EXACTLY the same length. You can cut perfect 45's and if the length of the parallel sides are not equal the whole frame will be off. /QUOTE]

                          Mick, that may have been my problem in the past. I always blamed it on my saw. I always cut 1 and then lined it on top of the next one, marked it with a pencil and cut. I suppose even 1/32" could make a difference.

                          I'll be adding this to the brief tutorial by Kevin and the additional remarks from Jeff. This all helps for when I can get back outside. Considering we had -40 windchills this morning, it may be a few days.

                          Thanks for the info.
                          Mike

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

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                          • #14
                            Nice job scrolling that Pike Mike I know it wasn't an easy one to cut so cudos to you bud on a fine work of art
                            Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                            • #15
                              I like the pike, Mike !
                              Good job !
                              ...~Robert~
                              DW788 and Hawk 226

                              " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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