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    sort of put my shop back together, so I needed to cut something.

    This was an interesting project. I tried a spiral blade for the first time. I think I like it. It’s easier for me to follow and cut shapes that were not straight lines or sharp corners. However its real easy to forget that anytime you touch the blade it will cut. Many times I said whoa…..stop it……which way am I cutting.

    The pattern came from wildwood designs, ¼ BB, #2/0 flat and #2 spiral.

    My first plan was, just follow the pattern, put in a blue backer board and frame it like the picture on the site.

    I cut everything out except the detail lines….. then it started.
    Maybe I won’t cut out the detail lines, ill burn them instead.

    Tried a few on second testing pattern but didn’t like the way it came out. Ok maybe ill paint the lines , tried and didn’t like it.

    Well maybe ill cut the line with a dremmel groove bit and fill them with something. That will give a raised effect to the detail lines.

    That I sort of liked it but… It started to take away from the overall picture of the horse. Then I said it’s a carousel horse it’s supposed to be bright and glittery. Well how about putting in gem stones or something to fill in the holes. Great idea, but no gem stones in my box, off to the craft store to look around.

    I decided on , are you ready for this Glitter Glue. Only because they had a display decorating pumpkins and Halloween cards with the stuff. I said that’s the look I want. Back to the shop to test the look.

    Put the glitter on the test piece and something was missing .
    Painted parts of the test horse an antique white paint, and then put glitter on, hmm not bad. Looked good but the detail lines didn’t look right right.

    Ok I have grooved detail lines ill just paint them. Out of a few tests, black lines came out best.

    Oops now the lines are to dark, lightly painted with white over all again, oops lines not dark enough, repainted lines…oops lines too dark repainted white…. After a few times it was ..hey looks good.

    Ok now to start filing in the holes with my glitter. I squeezed in the different colors in the holes and said perfect, im done.

    Wrong….. after the glitter dried it shrunk. If I filled a hole ¼” deep and 1/8 “ wide and over filled it by 1/8 “ after it dried it fell back into the hole and was only about 1/32 “ deep. Took me forever to fill the little buggers. I ended filling some of the holes with ca glue to fill the space then put the glitter on top.

    Of course every time I tried to fill the holes I would spill some, then I had to use a magnifying glass and dentil pick to grab the little reflective dots. Then at some point I said hey its done…..

    If I did this again I would, use a flat blade to cut out all the little squares and triangles and use spiral blade for the rest. Use some crushed stones and make a paste with ca glue to fill the holes and put a few more coats of paint on. Maybe not change my mind as much….nah

    thanks for reading and here it is……pete
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    Pete Ripaldi

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    don't you love project like this....

    thanks for sharing the story with us...
    and yes you horse looks great, I can see that in some little girls room..

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

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    • #3
      Pete that was excellent I love the struggle you put into it your efforts paid off
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        WOW, what an ordeal. Also, what a reward for your persistence. Look great.
        Mike

        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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        • #5
          Se, all that strategy planning sometimes gets thrown out the window once you start thinking of options. I think it did turn out great. Dale
          Dale w/ yella saws

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          • #6
            thanks for the comment

            THe "little Girl" is the wife, her birthday.

            LOL ...its not supposed to be a struggle or ordeal is it ...

            actually it was fun.

            thanks......pete
            Pete Ripaldi

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            • #7
              Very nice work Pete. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it.
              Kevin
              Scrollsaw Patterns Online
              Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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              • #8
                I like that, Pete. The glitter definitely adds something though it sounds like a pain to do ..:-) The pale blue backer works well too.

                It's interesting to see finishing touches that are a little different.

                I was wondering the other day about somehow combining stained glass with a fretwork style pattern, but haven't quite figured out how it would work in practice ... has anyone ever done this?
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jediscroller
                  Very nice work Pete. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it.

                  just in case i have the Jewerly as a back up .....
                  Pete Ripaldi

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
                    I like that, Pete. The glitter definitely adds something though it sounds like a pain to do ..:-) The pale blue backer works well too.

                    It's interesting to see finishing touches that are a little different.

                    I was wondering the other day about somehow combining stained glass with a fretwork style pattern, but haven't quite figured out how it would work in practice ... has anyone ever done this?

                    Howdy and thanks

                    The glitter was ONLY a pain trying to fill some holes.
                    If you look at the neck on the top you'll see a few gold dots.
                    There were no holes there, I just but a few daps on the wood, it was a piece of cake.

                    There are crushed and powered stones/gems that are used for inlay, im going to try them next time i need to get this effect.


                    Using stained glass on a patten should look good, try in on a paper pattern first as a test.

                    good luck.....pete
                    Pete Ripaldi

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                    • #11
                      She loved it......

                      Howdy

                      Update

                      Gave here some jewerly first and then the horse.

                      She like the jewerly and loved the horse, kept asking me if i really made it .....lol.... then she said " wow i would have been satisfied with just the picture"

                      Hmmm .....i said to my self how can i get the jewerly back to get that saw i was looking at.

                      Apparently my mouth didnt know it was suppose to be ONLY a thought
                      and not to be spoken....

                      The pot holder wouldnt have hurt so much if it wasnt attached to the pan.


                      pete
                      Pete Ripaldi

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