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    first of all, hat's off to you spiral blade users , i don't know how you do it ! I very quickly figured out that I have my work cut out for me here ! Made a mess, just like I planned , but not much to show for it . New stuff takes time though and I don't give up easily
    Went back to what I know and completed a couple of projects. I've really been enjoying pattern design so I made a pattern and cutting of The Shop Widow's mom's engagement portrait circa 1958
    Debs mom 1958.JPG

    then i made patterns and cuttings of Bill W and Dr Bob , the founder and co-founder of AA
    Bill W.JPG Dr Bob.JPG

    I did my first stack cutting ( 4 at a time )with this set as I have some very good friends who will enjoy having them. I am happy to say that the bottom ones were as nice as the top ones, thanx largely to the wonderful advice I have gotten here from you folks

    Also thanx to ozarkhillbilly ( Thanx Bill ) for some excellent and frugal tips on portrait finishing and framing. Also for teaching me to remove the glass before making the pics
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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    Robert,

    Those are very nice.

    I'm sure your friends will love them.

    FYI: I've also seen some nice pattern of the serenity prayer that are available.

    You make very portrait patterns, keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Marcel
    http://marleb.com
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    • #3
      Nice work indeedy.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Robert your portaits are awsome your friends are very blessed to have a friend such as you
        Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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        • #5
          Robert, little brother. you have brought tears to my eyes. --------------------------------------------------Bob, & Bill you have never . -------- ---sorry little brother. i;need a meeting. sobbing here. you know---- Sis

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          • #6
            Ok what I meant to say is. 5 billion of us, are so proud of you. keep cuttin. and keep coming back. love you little brother. Evie

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            • #7

              Robert,
              How you found time to do that wonderful work while also making a pattern for me and giving me advice by email, I cannot imagine.
              Very nice patterns and sawing.

              Dale M.

              DW788

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              • #8
                Great looking portraits and patterns Robert! Me thinks ya got that process nailed!!!!

                What kind of problems are you experiencing with the spirals? Glad to hear your not giving up on them?

                Keep up with the wonderful work.........
                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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                • #9
                  Nice work and don't give up on the spirals just yet.
                  I said the same thing once. They are best choice for some patterns/portraits and the worst for others. Takes a little time and experimenting to figure out which way to go. For Jeff Zaffino pattern a spiral is the only way to go and its alot quicker and easier. A reg. reverse blade might work but it'd take alot longer to do and wouldn't look quite as good in my opinion. The "raggedness" adds alot of character to the piece. Hang in there.
                  Confuscious says, "The cautious seldom err".
                  Confuscious didn't own a scrollsaw either.

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                  • #10
                    Thanx

                    Oh great ....that's the second time I've made Evie cry this month !

                    Thanx everyone for the kind words I am grateful to have such a nice family to share with

                    I tried cutting the alphabet ( excellent exercise ) as suggested, with the spirals. I got so much good advice in response to my post, but I just could not keep that sucker on the line ! I was in better control by letter M , my results looking less and lees " drunken" , but I was tired of learning and ready to do something comfortable. Determined to win the day, I proceeded to cut a most excellent rendition of a cloud and then stopped while at the top of my game ! I figure 15 or 20 minutes of practice each time I sit down to my saw and I'll get 'em licked. Not trying to change my world, just expand it some. I got more time than I got good sense so I'll just keep working at it . I've never learned anything by getting frustrated, so slow and steady will carry the day ...yeah right " Grant me patience, and I mean right NOW ! "
                    ...~Robert~
                    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                    • #11
                      Excellent work Robert

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

                      http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                      • #12
                        Robert, sorry i got blubbery on ya. but you know, how i am. just a lovey, hugie, sencetive kind of gale. and I wish i could use a spirale like that. maybe thats what i should do. the alphabet, you say is good. mmmmm ok i'll try it. and i agree with one of your other statments, "I've never learned anything by getting frustrated, so slow and steady will carry the day ...yeah right " Grant me patience, and _I mean right NOW ! " How true, How true.
                        I had a idea. i bet Bob and Bill. whould make some great book covers. how hard would that be in that size? probley hard huh. anyway, great work little brother. Evie

                        edit. I forgot to say , you know the reason i got all teary eyed? those guys are dear to my heart. and to see them onered in wood, just pulled at my heart strings.
                        Last edited by minowevie; 08-22-2006, 01:58 PM.

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                        • #13
                          * Robert, sorry i got blubbery on ya. but you know, how i am. just a lovey, hugie, sencetive kind of gale. *

                          Evie, I wouldn't have you any other way

                          yeah, Dr Bob and Bill are pretty dear to me too I thoroughly enjoyed the project. I'll be happy to provide the patterns if you would like them
                          ...~Robert~
                          DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sawduster
                            * Robert, sorry i got blubbery on ya. but you know, how i am. just a lovey, hugie, sencetive kind of gale. *

                            Evie, I wouldn't have you any other way

                            yeah, Dr Bob and Bill are pretty dear to me too I thoroughly enjoyed the project. I'll be happy to provide the patterns if you would like them
                            robert, if its not enfrenging on copey rights, i would love them or you sorce. your big sis Evie

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                            • #15
                              Not infringing at all dear, for I am the source I made those patterns
                              if you would like to pm me an e-mail address I will happily send them along .
                              ...~Robert~
                              DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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