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    Hello,
    I just completed my 1st scrollsaw portrait. I used 1/8 B.B. plywood and F.D. 2/0 spiral blades.
    Thanks for looking,
    Bill
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    Delta P-20

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    Looks like you know exactly what your doing! Looks great. Now, before making project #2, explain to your family why you wont be seen much anymore, and that youve falled in love with a scrollsaw, and it will keep you occupied. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Looks good Bill, I like doing portraits best, my biggest problem is trying to find time to do all the ones I want to do!

      Bill
      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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      • #4
        looks good Bronco, keep up the good work

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bronco
          Hello,
          I just completed my 1st scrollsaw portrait. I used 1/8 B.B. plywood and F.D. 2/0 spiral blades.
          Thanks for looking,
          Bill
          Hi Bill:
          Very nice portrait for you first attempt! What did you use to make those black areas appear black? Bristol board. felt, painted wood?? I am considering doing some portraoits but first trying to figure out what to use to produce the black effect.

          Thanks in advance for your help or feedback from any others.

          Bob
          Scrolling satisfies the passion for intricate creativity. My saw is an Excalibur EX21.

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          • #6
            Hello Bob,
            I am using black mat board from Hobby Lobby for my black background, but you can use black felt,spray paint a piece of wood black ect... I bought the book "Scroll SawPortraits" second edition by Gary Browning and read the book before trying a portrait. This is a good beginners book as well as having ready made patterns in the book for your use. I hope this helps.
            Bill
            Last edited by bronco; 04-02-2006, 04:22 PM.
            Delta P-20

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            • #7
              Thanks guys for all the kind comments,
              Dale, since I got my new saw thats all I want to do. I know there is life other than scrolling but right now I can't seem to find anything better.
              Bill
              Delta P-20

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              • #8
                Great job Bronco! You are a natural at this scrollsaw stuff.

                Keep up the good work and posting those pictures.
                ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                D. Platt

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                • #9
                  Hay now thats a nice job. you say you used a spirale blade? wish I could controle a spirale blade that good. very nice. your friend Evie

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                  • #10
                    Evie,Thank you for the kind words.
                    The 1st time I used spirals I couldn't control them at all, in fact the first portrait went as designer firewood. What I had to do was reduce my speed to @700rpms,tighten the blade more and really hold the wood secure and fed the wood really slow then I was able to control the blade. I still have a lot of learning to do but this helped.

                    Bill
                    Last edited by bronco; 04-04-2006, 12:00 AM.
                    Delta P-20

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