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  • Last Fri I couldn't even spell " designer "

    .......now I are one Well , we won't go so far as to say that yet, but I did take the plunge over the weekend and began playing with portrait design. This was only my 2nd pattern and the first one I've actually cut. What better subject for my first experiment but The Shop Widow ? I'll look back at this one and laugh some day, but for now I'm pretty excited and tickled to death to have you folks to share this with. Gotta thank core-eagle ( Thanx Tim ) for putting my feet on the path to the folks that helped me get started with this.
    It is amazing to think that a month ago I was almost bored with this addiction .....er I mean hobby. Thanx everyone for your help and encouragement
    Life with my saw is good, and The Shop Widow likes it when I smile

    flower child.JPG
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

  • #2
    Sawduster -

    Very nice portrait cutting there and for only your second one I would say you've got down. They are fun to work on but time consuming.


    Paul S.

    Paul S.

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    • #3
      you sure are one.........looking great.......!!
      Pete Ripaldi

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      "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."

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      • #4
        Well done!!! There's no turning back now! Now you'll have to remind yourself to go make sawdust and not just play at the puter!
        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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        • #5
          Way to go Robert! I've found that cutting my own patterns helps me to design better. Looks like you have been bit by the bug. Just don't forget to get on the saw also!!! Get that balance.

          Keep up the Great Work!

          Tim
          "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

          Saws: Excaliber 30; Dewalt 788 'Twins', Makita SJ401 (Retired), Grizzly G1012 18" Bandsaw

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          • #6
            That's impressive, especially for only your second pattern. Well done !

            Gill
            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)

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            • #7
              Robert, the shop widow is that the little misses. ?? and you made the pattern??? wow. I bet she loves that. so good. I cant do that. very , very good. looks just like the picture. not even alittle off, or fuzzie. good for you. now you are not bord anymore, looks like the shope widow, is into it too. your friend Evie

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              • #8
                your own design

                Nicely done Robert! Now you'll find you need to introduce 'time management' Finding a balance between designing and cutting can be difficult.
                Sue Mey
                Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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                • #9
                  Great work Robert
                  and whose getting addicted ? lol


                  Charlie,
                  Charlie
                  "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                  Craftsman 18in. 21609

                  http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanx everyone for the kind words and encouragement I hear ya about the balance ....I'm afraid the biggest loss of balance will be in my sleep I live quite a ways from work , and being a manager type, I usually get home around 7 PM . By the time I eat a bite ( I do love my groceries ) there is no shop time , but I can use it for pooter time and practice the patterns. Hopefully the next one won't take me half the nite !

                    Evie, yes that is the missus and she's pretty darned excited about this new angle I have discovered. As Tim said, having some "saw time" helped me immensely in the designing phase and she is already making a list of pictures for me to practice on .

                    Charlie, in case you're wondering, I already checked and there are no 12 step groups for scrollers
                    .......yet

                    Thanx again everyone, it is so nice to have folks to share my excitement with
                    ...~Robert~
                    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                    • #11
                      Charlie, take notice..

                      Now that DOESN'T resemble a duck!! see the difference? LOL Dale
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        well there should be Robert lol

                        Charlie,
                        Charlie
                        "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                        Craftsman 18in. 21609

                        http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                        • #13

                          Robert,
                          I just came across this thread and was blown away with how neat your work and design are. As you know, I am just getting started, but I enjoy working with the computer too. I have lots of photo's of friends and family I would love to try and do, when I am better at it. If you could send me a PM re: any help in how one goes about learning to design that kind of pattern, I would appreciate it.
                          Wonderful work in both the design and the sawing.

                          Dale M.

                          DW788

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                          • #14
                            Charlie, in case you're wondering, I already checked and there are no 12 step groups for scrollers
                            .......yet

                            Hay Robert. it is ok to still use easy does it here. but you can still live and let live here too. enjoy. just one step at a time and when your project is done,(( just turn it over.)) and glue it just don't glue to much or stand to close. hold your breath. and all is well. ARK ARK. we are just one big happy family. your addicted friend Evie

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                            • #15
                              Oh Evie you crack me up !
                              That was very, very clever ....you are a rare gem indeed
                              Thanx for the chuckle
                              ...~Robert~
                              DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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