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    Our local woodworking store sent out a mailing that they were having an "ornament contest" so I decided to give it a try. I picked up Diana Thompson's Compound Christmas Ornaments from the Open House and browsed through it for inspiration. Decided on her Guardian Angel for my first attempt at compound cutting. Turned it in yesterday and the judging is on Monday. Most of the entries are turned, a few flat scrolled, but no compound scrolled. Body is mahogany and wings are curly maple. Here's what she ended up looking like . . .
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    Bruce
    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
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    Hi Bruce, very nice angel. You have my vote. Steve
    If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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    • #3
      Good work! Nice elegant lines...

      Chris
      "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

      Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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      • #4
        Looks like a winner to me. I have this funny feeling that you will take first. Very nice. Good luck.
        Mike

        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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        • #5
          Hi Bruce, I think she turned out real nice. Did you enjoy the compound cutting. I think it's a lot of fun, I especially like the look on people's faces when you tell them it was cut on a scroll saw, they can't quite comprehend how.
          Good luck in the contest, she looks like a winner to me
          Marsha
          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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          • #6
            It's definitely a winner in my book!

            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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            • #7
              Very nice, Bruce. That deserves a prize for sure ... how come my attempts at compound cutting end up in the firewood bin ... grr!

              My only small success was a small 3D reindeer - it actually worked - till I handed it to Sue to look at and she snapped an antler off!
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                Nice job on the Angel Bruce and best of luck to you!
                Kevin
                Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                • #9
                  hang on a cotton picking moment..............where have i heard the word's bruce and angel before........................aaah thats it jim carey "the almighty bruce". it's not you bruce/jim? is it?

                  kevin/pitbull
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                  • #10
                    Very nice! I recently gave compound sawing a try and I love it!
                    Best of luck on the contest.
                    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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                    • #11
                      OK, I can see how you did the body, but the wings??? Very cool.

                      It's a great piece, and I hope it knocks the judges right out!

                      Pete

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                      • #12
                        LUCK!

                        Nice job Bruce, I fail miserably at compund 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."

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                        • #13
                          The Gilded Holiday Angel

                          Bruce.

                          Nice work, keep it up.

                          I happened to have worked with Diane on that angel article; I did the finishing with gold and silver leaf. The article appeared in the SSW fall issue in 2002.

                          There were also easy to follow instructions on how I gilded the angel. Gilding is actually easy to do, and is not really expensive if you buy the composition leaf.

                          I thought I would post and share the photo to show you what the gilded finished angel actually looked liked.

                          Mac
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marsha
                            Did you enjoy the compound cutting. I think it's a lot of fun, I especially like the look on people's faces when you tell them it was cut on a scroll saw, they can't quite comprehend how.
                            Yes, Marsha, it does seem to baffle them. This was my first try at compound cutting and it was an enjoyable change. I was pleased with the way she came out. A very simple design, yet elegant looking . . . just the combination I'm hoping will wow the judges.
                            Bruce
                            . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                            visit sometime
                            Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PeteB
                              OK, I can see how you did the body, but the wings???
                              Pete, most of the compound patterns are a side view and front view. With the wings, it's a top view and front view. The curvature added a nice touch to the design.
                              Bruce
                              . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                              visit sometime
                              Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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