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    A friend asked for a donation to help support his brother-in-law's passion, a "Friends" of a National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky.

    Given I have no working saw, I rooted thru a stash of piece's and put this together. I hope it gets a bid or two as it is a great cause! Frame is oak about 11 x 14". Wolf is cut out of 3/8 cherry, finished with Danish Oil. Glass is from a glass shop.

    Please let me know what you think, especially critiques on how to do better the next time.

    Thanks.
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    ‎"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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    I think it looks good as is Barry. I don't know that I would've gone with the green background but it does set it apart. Great job.
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    • #3
      looks fine to me Barry and I agree with Kevin the green does set it off gives it a kinda earthy look
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        Looks good to me too. I agree with Kevin about the green. Peronally, I like black backgrounds for everything. Due to the contrast, black makes everything show up better.
        Mike

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

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        • #5
          The wolf is oustanding but the green brings it down a notch.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
          Owner of a Dewalt 788
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          • #6
            great piece of work Barry, and let's hope the auction is a HOWLING success.
            kevin/pitbull.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pitbull
              great piece of work Barry, and let's hope the auction is a HOWLING success.
              Very nice Barry.

              Kevin - PACK it in with those awful jokes ...
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                I love it as is. Black is great, but I like to see more color. I like the texture the background seems to have, or is that just my monitor. Everyone does black.
                Kelly
                "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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                • #9
                  I like Wolf pictures and you did a nice job on it.

                  Bob
                  Delta P-20 & Q-3

                  I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                  • #10
                    The Wolf is great and I would not have picked green as a background, but with the texture it looks very nice.
                    The coloring of the wolf works well with it.
                    Rolf
                    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

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                    • #11
                      They're such wonderful creatures that you can't go wrong with a wolf pattern, no matter what you do to it! And I like what you've done to that one.

                      Has anyone noticed that I like wolves as well as dancing? And yes, I do have Dances With Wolves on DVD .

                      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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                      • #12
                        Nice work, the frame looks good but color is a personal choice and for me it would of been green or black.
                        eric

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                        • #13
                          Barry I'm with Rolf on this one. Best of luck with it for the auction.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the comments AND critiques folks. I really appreciate them!

                            FWIW, I'm indifferent on the green myself, b ut wanted something different that the standard black. The "texture" is fabric like and I used it on the side spacers as well. I hope to find out how much it goes for.....if I do, I'll let y'all know.

                            Again, thanks for your time and........as I had a couple PM's asking.....pattern is by Lora Irish - one of the finest wildlife pattern designers I've found.
                            ‎"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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                            • #15
                              Well, the auction ws just held and...........................................

                              drum roll please............................................ .....

                              ........................this piece went for $250!!

                              Dang, I'm going to have to revisit my pricing.....
                              ‎"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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