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  • My Hummingbird

    there's a few things I learned from this project...

    #1, don't do this type of work on a 20 inch craftsman saw...
    #2, print pattern in red when using small blades...
    #3, don't bend blades trying to get it in the hole...
    #4, don't loose focus and get pissed off when the blade keeps coming loose from the chuck...
    #5, another 12 lessons learned....

    can you find the 2 tail feathers that got cut off and glued back on?

    I sure give you guys credit for doing this type of work...
    this pattern was nothing and I couldn't imagine doing a 200 hole piece..

    Thanks again Carl for finding me this pattern, atleast I have a gift for the lady who is leaving us at work..

    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    Trout that is awsome work my Cowgirl dreams was the same I either misscut or broke several pieces but with out looking at the pattern knowone will know
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788


    • #3
      How big is it? It looks great and I really like the pattern.
      The only thing that gets me through a pattern with lots of piercings is the design. I have to Really like it. I am doing a stack of a Honda gullwing motorcycle design, it's killing me I just don't like it and it is taking forever.
      It is a very simple design.
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


      • #4
        While I am not an advocate for promoting any pattern maker over another I do find the fretwork patterns from Accents Woodcraft Designs to be a delight to cut for both beginner and advanced.

        They are offering this pattern free at this time.
        They have other styles of scrolling patterns available to.

        Trout has done a great job. I like the wood choice and the felt background.
        She is bound to be delighted.

        As for your comments on giving credit to those who do this type of scrolling, many of us fretters feel the same way about intarsia. I guess it is to each their own.
        Last edited by CanadianScroller; 08-22-2006, 08:49 AM.
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        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


        • #5
          Great job on that Trout. Are ya hooked yet? LOL. It gets easier.
          Scrollsaw Patterns Online
          Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671


          • #6
            Hey Trout, glue is a scroller's best friend.
            Nice job, only you know where the glue is.
            Mick. Delta P-20
            Mick, - Delta P-20

            A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.


            • #7
              It looks great, and I too like the color of the backer.

              As for the hunt, I'd say the first feather (far right) and counting from there to the left, feather number 4, the one before the really short one.

              Good job, and good recovery on the defeathering of your find little friend.



              • #8
                Great Work Trout

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



                • #9
                  lesson #6

                  was well worth it, it looks great.......
                  Pete Ripaldi

                  "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."


                  • #10
                    Trout another amazing piece buy you. I can't see the brake in the tail, but that looks like oak to me.??? if it is. I can understand the braking thing.but thats what glue is for. the omish folks always leave a flaw in there pieces, to prove only God is perfict. nice save. the hardist part of that pattern , for me would be the oval around the humming bird. and you noked that out great. the frame is well done too. is that your craftsmonship? also I too love the background. very pretty. she will probley cry when she gets this. how thoughtfull. your friend Evie


                    • #11
                      It must be a flying fish!Either that or the trend is broken
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


                      • #12
                        It is a rare humming fish. So-called because it forgets the words.


                        • #13
                          Oh man i am laughing my butt off ! Especially the " bending the blade " lesson
                          even worse when it is a brand new blade , not even broken in yet !
                          Excellent work sir , your diversity is simply amazing
                          DW788 and Hawk 226

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


                          • #14
                            all I can say is...

                            you are a great group of people.....

                            as for being hooked on this type of work? NO WAY, not until I get a new saw so until then I'll stick to what I do best.
                            Now I know why everyone love's their DeWalt saws with the upper arm that raises up. Between the upper arm being in the way and having to move the air tube and light every time I needed to go to another hole and then re-adjusting got to be a pain in the BUTT!

                            I almost called this post my flying fish....

                            I was using a #2 double tooth blade which was the only thing I had left in a small size..
                            I broke 3 blades, 2 of them got bent and one for over tension...

                            Evie, I made the frame from some wood that I had been practicing on with my little dremel router table about 6 months ago...

                            thanks again...

                            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                            Fish are food, not friends!


                            • #15

                              Very nice work! As you say you can't imagine how we do it, I can't imagine how you do your fish. We all have our preference and specialty.



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