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    Here is a picture of my first fretwork. The pattern is from Patrick Spielman's book "Scroll Saw Fretwork Patterns" - Sterling Publishing Co.

    I bought this book when I first started sawing and think the Late Mr. Spielman is the best.

    The flash took a way from the finish abit, tho.

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    My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

  • #2
    Very nice Bill. Yes, I have to agree that Pat was great help to many scrollers. I was very lucky to have met him in person a few times.
    SD Mike


    • #3
      Great job on that one.

      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671


      • #4
        I wish my first fretwork had been to that standard!

        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


        • #5
          Well it looks pretty good to me! It is interesting to see what people choose as their first scrolling project.

          How do you feel your scrolling has progressed since this piece Bill?


          • #6
            Nice, I like it...I got the same book myself and want to try a few from there...of course the main problem is in choosing....


            • #7

              Thanks for the kind words. I, of course, hesitated to post this being that you are your own worst critic.


              Yes I have improved especially staying on the lines and curves. I got a lot of help and encouragement from this forum.


              Yea, the book is real good. And you are right it is hard to chouse what's next. I think I will do the sleigh next on page 50. I, also, made a name plaque for my granddaughter from the gay nineties letters on page 103.

              Thanks again.


              My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


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