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    Took this photo after a recent fishing adventure with my neighbor ( he is the one in the picture ) . For anyone interested, there are 50 bream on that stringer!
    During a monetary lapse of reason I decided to try to make a pattern and cutting out of it for him. Many, many computer hours later, and after all afternoon in the shop, gritting my teeth and periodically holding my breath, here is the result

    Nicky in wood.JPG

    1/4 BB cut with an FD #3 reverse

    Thanx for letting me share
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

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

  • #2
    Great job on that Robert!!!! Looks like you're not only getting the hang of cutting but the hang of pattern making as well.
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    • #3
      Okay, I'll bite.....

      .....crickets for bream bait????

      EXCELLENT pattern AND cutting!!!
      ‎"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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      • #4
        * ....crickets for bream bait???? *

        Well what in the world else would ya use ? ..... OK, besides bread or corn or worms

        When they're biting they hit crickets like a freight train !
        ....at least they do in the southeast. We fished up almost 4 tubes catching those
        ...~Robert~
        DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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        • #5
          Robert, I'm grinning from ear to ear! I just love this kind of pattern making and cutting, and your nailing it! Keep'em coming ya ol' Hi-Tech Redneck
          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
            Gosh, Robert,
            Them's a lot of fish!!
            Absolutely first-rate pattern and cutting - and you say it only took you one afternoon?? Wow!
            Did you use a computer program to help you make the pattern? If you did, would you mind sharing which one??
            Again, great job!
            Sandy

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            • #7
              nice catch...

              and great job with the pattern and cutting it out....

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

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              • #8
                Thanx Kevin, Barry, Bill and Trout,
                I am getting immense pleasure out of learning the pattern making process ....it also has it's share of frustration as some of you know ...gonna be a good Christmas this year though

                Thanx Sandy,
                I cut it this afternoon, but I have been working on the pattern for hours. It really had some challenges ....my inexperience being the main one, and I had to keep walking away. I use Paint Shop Pro 7 , but it is a trial-and-error thing as I don't know diddly about the software. After the initial set up of the photo, The majority of it is done by hand with a mouse There are probably different and better ways to use the software, but I haven't discovered them yet. I am researching a graphics pad now and hope to have one soon as I am really enjoying this and have started making some pretty special things for some people in my life
                ...~Robert~
                DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sawduster
                  * ....crickets for bream bait???? *

                  Well what in the world else would ya use ? ..... OK, besides bread or corn or worms

                  When they're biting they hit crickets like a freight train !
                  I can honestly say I've yet to use a bug or worm for fish bait. Fish or fish parts- YES, bugs and worms - NO.

                  Again. Great job on the pattern AND cutting!! You surpassed my skill level a long time ago!
                  ‎"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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bearfretworks
                    I can honestly say I've yet to use a bug or worm for fish bait. Fish or fish parts- YES, bugs and worms - NO.
                    Barry, if you're moving to MN next summer, get used to worms. Nightcrawlers are a very popular bait in the summer for walleye and I use mealworms for "bream" or as we call them sunfish.

                    Not only that, but it's illegal to use fish or fish parts for bait in MN, unless they are minnows.

                    Robert, nice job on all. I have been taking a pattern tutorial on the Free Scroll Saw Patterns site. It's free and I'm learning a bunch. The tutorial is based on Paint Shop Pro. I just purchased PSP X off Ebay for around $35 just for this purpose. I'm working on a portrait of my wife right now. I'll post as soon as it's done. I'm just having a hell of a time with the hair. Her and her danged highlights.
                    Mike

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

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                    • #11
                      Mike,
                      thanx for the encouraging words
                      Is this class a self taught do-it-when-you-can thing or an organized, sceduled, multiple-participant kind of class ? I am already a member of AFSP , just never joined FSP

                      Hair and eyes are my biggest challenges ...gets pretty frustrating sometimes !

                      Thanx for the info
                      ...~Robert~
                      DW788 and Hawk 226

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

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                      • #12
                        Robert,

                        This is a do when you can type of class. The 2nd lesson comes as soon as you finish the 1st and after that each and every subsequent lesson comes on Wednesday evenings, after you have checked off that you have completed the previous one. You do have to submit a few completed simple projects on a few of the lessons. It's quite informative and you are sure to pick up a few tips. Try it, I think you'll like it.
                        Mike

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

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                        • #13
                          (quot Robert)Many, many computer hours later, and after all afternoon in the shop, gritting my teeth and periodically holding my breath, here is the result


                          Looks like you held your toung just right on this one little brother. I bet those fish were pretty confusing. but you nocked it out pretty good. nice work again. Evie

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