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    I am wanting to try a relief cut of a pattern I have but have really no clue as how to begin, such as what is the best degree I should set my table at, do I go clockwise or counter clockwise, what are the do's and don'ts before I begin. Thanks to all.....

    Bill
    Bill

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    Bill--A little advice. I'm good at advice. Find yourself a clear 3/4" board and cut some 1 or 2" circles. Tilt the table to the right 1 degree and cut from right to left. The circle will push "up" and catch. Now cut the same size circle beginning on the left and go right. The resulting circle will drop "down" into the board. Now tilt the table to 2 degrees and do the same thing with two more circles. The circles will push "up" and "down" but to a lesser degree. Now you can see what angle you want the table to accomplish your project and which direction you need to cut.
    Moon
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    • #3
      Bill-- Great American ScrollSaw Patterns-The Berry Basket has a neat relief collapsable basket in this months free patterns..
      Sharon

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      • #4
        Did we help?

        So Bill, did we help you out with your relief scrolling challenge?

        Moon gave you some good advice on the sampler. Hopefully you post a photo of what you decide to cut in relief.

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        • #5
          A couple of tips

          Bill, I agree with Moon's advice. The proper angle depends on a couple of things.
          1. How much do you want the cut piece to protrude.
          2. How thick your blade is. This affects the saw kerf width.

          You'll just have to experiment a little on a scrap board.

          Another important point. With this type of cutting you can't stop and back out of a cut and come in on another angle to get a square corner for example.

          Once you start cutting you are committed to finishing up the cut in one pass.

          Make sure you have generous inside and outside corner radii that will allow you to do this.

          A fun project is to glue a photograph to a 3/4" board. Cut out various areas using the taper method, glue and assemble it back together and you get a 3D photograph.

          They are easy and suprisingly impressive.

          Trent

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          • #6
            I thought relief cutting was an episiotomy!

            Actually check out the article in this link http://www.scrollsawer.com/articles/...ting-gauge.php
            There is a gauge you can use to learn a little more about relief cutting.
            I have done a few animal fretwork patterns and cut the paw prints in relief.
            They look pretty good when they are complete.
            I did make a mistake by cutting the toes in one direction then cutting the pad of the paw in the other.
            I had to just throw all the inserts away and pretend the fretwork paw was intentional.
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Here is something I did that involves segmentation, relief cutting and intarsia

              The face is relief cut, the uniform is segmentation with the pockets and stripes relief. Everything else is intarsia.
              Last edited by ChuckD; 03-13-2006, 06:55 PM.
              Chuck D


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              • #8
                Really nice, Chuck.
                I would have guessed that it was all intarsia. I'm guessing that using relief cutting rather than ordinary intarsia made the fit more exact?
                Acrylic paints?
                Anyhow, really good looking - I'd be proud to have it on my wall.
                Sandy

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                • #9
                  That's cool. Hope to try Segmentation and Intarsia as soon as I get over the intimidation of it.

                  Paul S WI

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                  • #10
                    The uniform, hat and shoes were sprayed painted. I then put two coats of laq over the uniform and top of the cap to reduce the shine. Of course the bill of the cap and the shoes I kept shiny.
                    Thanks for the comments
                    Chuck D


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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I plan on trying this relief cut on a wolf pattern, when I get it finnished I will post a picture of it.

                      Carl, thanks for the link, will be making one of those myself.

                      Cuck, Very nice job! Do you have more pictures of your projects?

                      Bill
                      Bill

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