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    A friend requested this project for his first grandchild. It was cut from birds eye maple using a pattern by Alex Fox. Coloring was done using a mixture of polyurethane/oil paints
    Last edited by Dick-Miraglia; 02-27-2019, 08:42 PM.
    Dick Miraglia

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    Hey Dick. How are you? Glad to see you still making sawdust.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      Good to see your beautiful work again, Dick! The painting of the fretwork is wonderful.
      Carole

      Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        I like the kitten, especially the eyes.
        ♥♥ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♥♥

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        • #5
          Dick:
          Carole took the words right out of head. Was thinking about your carved fret work a few weeks ago. Looks like you haven't lost the vision for making stuff look better.
          Jim
          When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
          Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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          • #6
            That is some nice. Great to hear from you.
            cwmagee
            aka Fibber
            Producer of fancy firewood​

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            • #7
              Well done!

              Karl
              Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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              • #8
                Very nice. Welcome back. Are you still in the Poconos?
                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  Like the others have said, I am glad to see that you are still creating your beautiful work. Do you do mostly power carving on this type of work.?
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, 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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                  • #10
                    Very nice work.
                    Brian in the Four Corners

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                    • #11
                      Dick your work is amazing. Glad to see you posting.
                      Denny
                      ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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                      • #12
                        Rolf,,when I first started this hobby, both scrollsawing and wood carving were new to me. I took an all day scrolling class that was invaluable to my learning curve. I then discovered that I could make the projects more realistic with some carving, especially since my favorite subject was wildlife. My wife presented me with a set of hand carving tools and I began the carved fretwork. However, the delicate fretwork combined with the carving presented difficulties and frustrations when the pieces were broken easily. I preferred the grains and patterns of hardwoods and switched to power carving. Now, I use domestic and tropical hardwoods, usually 3/4" to 1 1/2" thick, for all projects. On a historical note, my first carving with the hand tools was a big horn ram done on a piece of California redwood, and the length of time it took to complete led to a quicker transition to power carving. Thanks for all the nice comments. Good to hear from scroll buddies.
                        Dick Miraglia

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                        • #13
                          That is a beautiful piece.
                          This is the piece that I will always remember. download.jpeg
                          Rolf
                          RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, 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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                          • #14
                            This is the piece that launched my retirement career writing woodworking articles for magazines. In fact, if anyone is interested, this original article can be located by clicking on the How To, Techniques section in the byline at the top of the page of scrollsawer.com above, click on page 3 and scroll down to Carving and Fretwork. The issue of the article is Fall 2008, Issue 32
                            Last edited by Dick-Miraglia; 02-27-2019, 09:25 AM.
                            Dick Miraglia

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                            • #15
                              I also remember articles in CWWC.
                              Denny
                              ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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