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    From Kathy Wise in the holiday issue of SWWC. The snowman is redheart and aspen and the reindeer is lyptus, redheart, aspen and Brazilian cherry. These were a treat to cut and a nice little change of pace for me.
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    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    unmmmmm, did you need a drillpress at all? Your goin' all soft on us!!! They do look great, especially the snowman. I was just looking at them a lil bit ago in the magazine. They are great little quick projects! Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      You did these Kevin? Wow. I'm impressed. They are very nice. It just doesn't look like your work. You are really getting versatile.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Kevin, I love them!! They are so cute!! I have not attempted intarsia. I always thought it looked too hard, but you have really got me interested in trying it!! Were they difficult to do?? Now where did I put my new SSW&C magazine!?!?! I'm off to find it to check these out! Thanks for posting these!!

        Cathy
        Cathy in NE

        "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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        • #5
          Those are so cute (and nicely made). Kevin, you're a source of continual surprises.

          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cutting Cathy
            Kevin, I love them!! They are so cute!! I have not attempted intarsia. I always thought it looked too hard, but you have really got me interested in trying it!! Were they difficult to do?? Now where did I put my new SSW&C magazine!?!?! I'm off to find it to check these out! Thanks for posting these!!

            Cathy
            Thanks all!
            Cathy, these were quite easy to do. If you like intarsia, my suggestion is to just pick something you like and go for it! Actually, that's pretty much my suggestion for any type of scrolling. I figure the worst that can happen is that you goof and create some nice firewood but the lessons learned along the way are invaluable.
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              Kevin's right Cathy...The little Teddy Bear I posted in another thread was my first attempt at intarsia and even though I had to hand sand it all it was a fun little project!!! So much so that I bought a dual shaft flex sander so I can do more (it arrived yesterday). As Kevin said, jump right in and do it!! Don't be afraid to do something new and different with the saw. Now that my book is behind me I've been trying a lot of new stuff and having fun in the shop. (The book started to be a job rather than a hobby there near the end and a lot of the fun and relaxation of scrolling was lost to "gotta get it done")!! Intarsia isn't a difficult process, it just looks that way before you get started. Once you get rolling on an intarsia project it's hard to leave the shop even for a cup of coffee!!! Try it....you'll like it.
              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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