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    I know a lot of people enjoy scrolling in the portrait style and we have some accomplished pattern makers in that area, We also have seen some incredible segmentation and intarsia pattern makers and scrollers on here too.
    I have not noticed a large number of fretwork patterns, Victorian or otherwise, being produced.

    I wonder if this is because the interest is not there or because there is not a lot of information on creating these styles of patterns.
    I know some atrisans like Pedro and Rick H are still working in this area and I know Rick has some great Corel tutorials for creating this style.


    It would be interesting to see what other types of scrolling people are interested in.
    92
    Smaller Items like desktop accessories
    28.26%
    26
    Larger items like furniture
    8.70%
    8
    Interlocking tabs to show of Scroll Saw joinery skills
    5.43%
    5
    Model Making
    9.78%
    9
    Jewlery
    6.52%
    6
    Toys
    17.39%
    16
    Puzzles
    23.91%
    22

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by CanadianScroller; 03-07-2007, 09:59 AM.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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  • #2
    Unfortunately, I've designed several larger items such as cabinets, shelves etc. but haven't figured out a good way to get them onto the computer (these are all done the old fashioned way, pencil, ruler and graph paper). I think the market and the interest is out there and one of these days I'll have time to figure out how to accurately get them from the drawing pad to the computer.
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    • #3
      I've heard great things about Google's Sketchup...Jon is trying it out now...I'll let you know what he thinks!

      Bob
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      • #4
        Well cowboy up and get `em done Jedi!!!!!

        Seriously, there is a great market for functional stuff that incorporates scrollng such as shelves, napkin holders, coat/hat racks, etc... I even scrolled a pair of roses (stacked of course!) that were used for a bathroom cabinet door.

        Simple kid puzzles (3-6 pieces) out of 3/4 wood are VERY profitable as well.
        ‎"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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        • #5
          Potential Puzzle Profits

          I know I specialize only in freehand puzzles, but, I have some strong thoughts about a scroll puzzle product that I feel would sell.

          I have made well over 500 puzzles of some 300 to 500 pieces. I do not sell them and do not wish to do so, but I do recognize that they would go for well over $1.00 per puzzle piece if sold with the right connections over the internet.

          I also have made 50 or so puzzles that are card sized and have roughly 75 to 100 small pieces. If I was at all interested in direct sales such as at craft shows, this is the product that I think would do well. Just charging $40-$50 would result in sales to high-end buyers who understand the craftsman(woman)ship involved. With practice, the time it would take to cut a 75-piece card puzzle would be perhaps a little over an hour. I feel sure that the market is there.

          Just some thoughts to throw in the mix. Have phun.....Carter

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          • #6
            I really haven't narrowed down to what part of scrolling I enjoy most. I like puzzles and fretwork and can't wait to tackle the wooden gear clock. I just have to make time to do it. I am also looking forward to things like "The Chimes of Normandy" clock. I am just having "phun" with all of it.
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            • #7
              do I pick desktop, if pens are my choice for other scrolling?
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Like fret work here but i also do alot of other things with the saw. some of the people use some of the fret work for sun catchers ,like say a cat or dog I ll be getting back into the saw now that i am home from hospital they wouldn t let me use the saw there lol said it made to much dust

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                • #9
                  Enjoy making fret work music boxes and 3D ornaments. Both seem to sell well in my area

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BobD
                    I've heard great things about Google's Sketchup...Jon is trying it out now...I'll let you know what he thinks!

                    Bob
                    I really like it too Bob! It's an awesome program, I've been playing with it but I've been learning it in my spare time. Unfortunately, I seem to have very little of that lately, hehehe.
                    Kevin
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                    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jediscroller
                      these are all done the old fashioned way, pencil, ruler and graph paper). I think the market and the interest is out there and one of these days I'll have time to figure out how to accurately get them from the drawing pad to the computer.
                      If you get yourself a digitizer, you'd be making patterns with a "pencil" directly onto the computer. Maybe you should look into it.
                      Mia

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                      We are the dreamers of dreams.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by miamw
                        If you get yourself a digitizer, you'd be making patterns with a "pencil" directly onto the computer. Maybe you should look into it.
                        Ummm, at the risk of sounding dumb....
                        What's a "digitizer?"
                        Kevin
                        Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                        Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                        • #13
                          What Catagory does this fit in?





                          JamesHuntsville, TX

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                          • #14
                            Id say puzzle, because if after cutting it all out you put all the pieces in a box, it would be very 'puzzling' how it all goes together!!! Its a great clock. I too was looking for a poll choice for items such as that, none really fit it. Dale
                            Dale w/ yella saws

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                            • #15
                              I like to do anything that appeals to me or that I have never done before and is challenging.

                              A digitizer is another namne for a drawing tablet.
                              Wacom makes them. You plug them into your computer and draw on them just like you would draw with a pencil. If you have the correct software the line width even changes with pen pressure.
                              I used to use really big tablets to digitize old drawings so that I could edit them with my CAD software.
                              As for drawing software I am so used to using high end CAD stuff, i.e. Auto cad, Solid edge etc. (they are not user friendly for portraits etc.) I have a tough time working with less sophisticated programs.
                              That said I really like PSP
                              Rolf
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