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    I had this photo from a friends childhood ( 1977 ) on my computer and since I am trying to learn to design patterns, I decided to try this one as a surprise gift for her ( she is in the foreground ). This is only the second one I have designed and actually cut so there are a few flaws in it, but nothing fell out while I was cutting it , and she almost cried when I gave it to her today. I wanted to share it with all my friends here
    I think perhaps it is time to get some decent wood and get serious about this. I am deriving an immense pleasure from being part of the entire process. Would like to hear from other portrait cutters as to their wood of choice and why.
    Thanx for being here and allowing me to share

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    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

  • #2
    YOU DID GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD !!!!!!!!! Have you tried to use a spiral blade yet??? Get you some -- and learn if you are going to do portrates and you 'll be in high cotton by morning. Pat yourself on the back and now get busy !!!
    Sharon

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    • #3
      Way to Go Robert! Looks like you are getting addicted to this design stuff! and cutting. I made a portrait of my mother-in-laws graduation photo and she just love it. Glad I stack cut 4 others as she wanted one for her best friend and sisters. This creates a one of a kind gift! It looks like you are maintaining your design-to-cut 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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      • #4
        Sharon, I tried spiral blades back when I first started and that thing was harder to control than a hound on a scent ! I pretty much gave up and forgot about them. Thanx for reminding me I may give them another try now that I've got a little more seat time in. Do you use them a lot ? Any tips for a still-wet-behind-the-ears scroller ?
        ...~Robert~
        DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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        • #5
          That's a very nice piece, Robert, looks to me like your designing and cutting have come together. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting the pic.
          Marsha
          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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          • #6
            Great job Robert!!! I just love these kind of portraits, the smiles and joy it brings to the recipients is always priceless! I'm smiling too! Keep it up buddy!

            BB plywood or red oak ply is my wood of choice for my portraits.
            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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            • #7
              Excellent work Robert Im very impressed

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

              http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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              • #8
                Robert my new little brother. you are growing in leaps and bounds. I am terry eyed at your love and compasion, for your friends and family. not only are you getting GREAT at pattern making.and scrolling, but it awws me that you are not selfish. and wont to shar preshes momments with your friends and family. you are going to go far. this group just over whelms me. just watching you grow. is so cool. I just learn more from all of you than , scrolling. but sharing. up to now, i only make things for myself, and for my family, to get praise. but now i think i can go to another leavale , and learn to make things for people , to make them happy, not just to make them happy with me. I am so awwed buy Robert. and Charlie. Sharon, and Rolf. Bill, Carl, Bob, and so many of you. I am so lucky to have this forum, sorry, but i am overwhelmed buy Roberts unselfish gifts. and thoughts. not to mention, Barrys. which will come up soon. how lucky are we to meet. ok enouph blubbering. Oh Poop Group Hug. Evie

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