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    Got the replacement saw tonight and had to cut something to see if I remembered how.

    A customer has been patiently waiting for this set of ducks so I jumped on it. Pattern by Lora Irish stack cut out of 3/8" Sapele with a plywood waste backer using FD #3 and 5 scroll reverse blades (flat ones ). I havent hand sanded them or put a finish on yet. As you can see, I haven't taken a decent pic of them yet either!!!!

    Total time on the saw was 1 hour 15 minutes. I haven't put my Jim Dandy on the new saw yet and WHOA, what a pain cutting without one! For comparison, this pattern usually takes me about 55 minutes.....

    Anyway, I am just pumped to be back in the groove.

    Critique away.

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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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    Glad to see you back in the sawing world. ..Nice ducks - that are really ducks this time ..lol Why do you use a waste ply backer when cutting, Barry?
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      Those are a nice design. Do you put a backer on them? How do they hang on the wall, or are they mounted to that plywood and then framed?
      Jeff Powell

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      • #4
        Beautiful ducks. What's a Jim Dandy?
        Diane
        Dragon
        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
        Owner of a Dewalt 788
        PuffityDragon on AFSP

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        • #5
          Not bad for a rookie.

          They look good, Barry. I'm not crazy about the background though. How does it feel to be back in the groove? I'm glad you got a good saw.

          Diane, a Jim Dandy is an optional accessory used on a Dewalt for holding the arm up while bottom feeding. I believe it's operated with just your finger and will give you more clearance while inserting the blade.
          Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 02-01-2007, 07:53 AM.
          Mike

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

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          • #6
            Hey Barry,
            Are there any issues with table flatness or distance between blade clamps? I know what you mean without the Jim Dandy its a real pain. Anyway congrats on finally getting the new saw. When all the kinks are out they are a real joy to use.

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            • #7
              I'm glad see you back scrolling, also glad you didn't forget how to saw.
              Nice Ducks by the way.

              Bob
              Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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              • #8
                I will then see a Jim Dandy when I go to Marcel's on Friday because I think he told me he had something for the upper arm. Told me it was a must. I'll check that out.
                Thanks for that info.
                Diane
                Dragon
                Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                Owner of a Dewalt 788
                PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                • #9
                  Thanks folks!

                  Ian - I use a "waste" plywood backer to speed up my finishing process. Fuzzies and tearout (if any) occur on the "waste" piece, not the hardwood piece. And the "waste" pieces aren't really waste.... I package them with paints, brush, and sandpaper as "Finish Your own Art" kits. That way I get two or more premium hardwood pieces and a bonus that pays for the wood and materials.

                  Jeff - They will be framed after a light hand sanding and finishing, but not sure on the choice of backer(s) yet.

                  Diane - http://www.jimdandy.com/products.html scroll down the screen and you'll find it. "Our new EASY LIFT System allows you to raise or lower the saw's upper arm with just a finger tip and the arm will stay wherever you leave it." It works as advertised, no foot pedals required. I trust you'll take the opinions of those who have actually used one into consideration. Oops, just noticed you posted while I was typing.... Marcel will be a GREAT source of info for you. ENJOY meeting a fellow scroller....and don't forget the obligatory pictures of the visit!!!

                  Randy - No issues yet, all appears good. Of course, the saw's only been run 1.25 hours!
                  Last edited by bearfretworks; 01-31-2007, 12:30 PM.
                  ‎"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
                    DUCKIES! (Yes, I'm yelling. I do that anytime I see them flying. Freaks out anyone in the car with me).

                    I love duckies and yours are beautiful. Glad to hear you're back at work. Now if I could just get the ambition to head back to the shop and finish that dragon for my son. Must force myself this weekend.
                    Kelly
                    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dusty Buffalo
                      DUCKIES! (Yes, I'm yelling. I do that anytime I see them flying. Freaks out anyone in the car with me).

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                      Thats like my wife and screaming HORSIES!

                      Barry, the ducks look great, you havent had to relearn anything! Dale
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lucky788scroller
                        Barry, the ducks look great, you havent had to relearn anything! Dale
                        Thanks...but...... I'm trying to set up my new saw and am having a hard time remembering where I put my Jim Dandy foot pedal...........and how to hook it up once I find it..........
                        ‎"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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                        • #13
                          ROFLMAO
                          someone surely will know how that works!!
                          Dale w/ yella saws

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                          • #14
                            No critique from here ... only praise! They look great and I'm sure it feels good to be back on the saw. Congrats!

                            Andy
                            Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll be headed for a star! www.80artdesigns.com

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                            • #15
                              Very nice job on those Barry. Glad to see you back to making sawdust!
                              Lora Irish is one of the best out there.
                              Kevin
                              Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                              Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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