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    Got another special request from a friend that I sent a link of my gallery to.
    She used to own a lynx as a pet. If nothing else, maybe when people see my work they will at least request other subjects. What I have done so far may just be for show and tell but if it brings in orders, what the heck. It's the end result that counts. And, for all you scrollers who have been insisting that I stack, I'm working on a stacked one right now. It's only 2 high 1/4" BB but I know my neighbor will like it and maybe someone else. If not, I'll offer it for sale to the highest bidder. You will see it tomorrow.
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    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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    Good job cutting Mike! Are you already done???

    If so, I suggest a couple mods to the pattern for the next go around -extend the ear tufts out another 1/2" or so about a spiral blade width - lynx have long hair at the ends of their ears. also, the tail set just doesn't look "right" to me and I think its the curve forward.

    It also looks too spotted for a lynx, more like a bobcat pattern with ear tufts....

    Again, your work is great, not meaning to criticize that. Just offering constructive advice as I have a big nose.......
    ‎"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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    • #3
      Sorry Barry, it's all done. I'm sure glad it's not someone from Alaska or someone in your line of work that requested this portrait.

      I usually cut patterns as I get them. To be honest with you, I didn't even pay that much attention to the physical details. The pattern I got off the web said lynx, so I printed it and cut it. I suppose I could have referenced one of my many wildlife books first.

      Next time I'll be more observant, I promise.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Thats a great cutting, and its nice to see you accept creative criticism the way everyone should. all to often, a fued begins because someone feels that his work is being picked apart, but for taking Barrys advice in the way he meant it. But, you shoulda stack cut it I still say!!!! Dale
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          Mike your putting out great work, I'm telling ya man, just keep making that sawdust, enjoy yourself while your doing it and the rest will just fall in place!
          Looking for the next project.......
          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
            Thank you Mike for taking my comments the way I hoped you would! Your skills are amazing and I look forward to observing and learning from you next year

            Ozarkhillbilly gives good advice too.

            And you alreadu know I agree with Dale so I won't bother typing it.
            .....stack......stack........stack......stack..... ..::

            Well done!
            ‎"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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            • #7
              Mike
              lete me add my well done as well......looks great
              Pete Ripaldi

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              • #8
                Hay Mike, I too agree. I love it. but after reading some of the post. I think this is what this forum is all about, advice , and true, critesiom. wow thats a big word. you are doing a bang up job. and I love the way you take the coments. to no offence. how cool. it wouldn't be a great group with out honestiy right. thats how we learn. I for one , have not done something this diffacult. so I am all smoosh. and uh awws. so I am glad there are folks here to tell you the honest truth. and I am learning from it too. you are growing in leeps and bounds. your friend Evie

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                • #9
                  Mike,
                  I've just gotta add my well done to the stack - really nice job! However, my first impression was "What a well done bobcat", so maybe that says something. Bobcats and lynx vary a lot between summer and winter, and according to their environment though, so if your recipient is happy, then you've got a winner, no matter. It is probably accurate for some lynx at some season in some location.
                  And I sure do agree about the stack cutting - someone else is going to like it too!!
                  Sandy

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