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    A. Wood is elm. Note that left side of face is scrolled and right side is carved. 13" x 19"

    B. Group gathers at the zoo. Scrolled and carved on maple. 26" x13" x 2"

    C. Done on natural bark slab of black cherry from our yard. Frets inlaid with "Inlace" 26" x 12


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    Dick Miraglia

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    Dick,

    They are truly a work of art. You have certainly put your quarantine time to good use.
    cwmagee
    aka Fibber
    Producer of fancy firewood​

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    • #3
      Dick your talents are amazing. I would love to spend a day, or several, in the shop with you just to watch a master at work.
      Scott
      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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      • #4
        Dick - I second Scott's comment. Excellent craftwork!

        By the way you could have called this topic 'A Tower of Giraffes' - the collective term for a gathering of giraffes. Dug up from trivia lodged in my gray cells from way back when.
        Last edited by jim_mex; 07-07-2020, 08:00 PM.
        Jim in Mexico

        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
        - Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Thanks for the kind words and replies. Scott, if you remember back, you did get that invitation to spend time in the shop back when you came to Pa for the Fox Chapel Show. We'll have to see when such events are possible again. I do find that the one-on-one instruction is better than any written guide, however, it does take more time. Usually, I prefer to work on multiple projects at the same time so it is always very difficult to answer the question "How long did it take to complete this?"
          Last edited by Dick-Miraglia; 07-07-2020, 05:24 PM.
          Dick Miraglia

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          • #6
            Those are beautiful and amazing.

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            • #7
              Appreciate your fine comment, Quartz 43. Dick
              Dick Miraglia

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              • #8
                Wow, so life life. Beautiful piece of art.

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                • #9
                  Thank you, blondewood. When I first started carving fretwork, I remarked that it added life to the animals.
                  Dick Miraglia

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dick-Miraglia View Post
                    Thanks for the kind words and replies. Scott, if you remember back, you did get that invitation to spend time in the shop back when you came to Pa for the Fox Chapel Show. We'll have to see when such events are possible again. I do find that the one-on-one instruction is better than any written guide, however, it does take more time. Usually, I prefer to work on multiple projects at the same time so it is always very difficult to answer the question "How long did it take to complete this?"
                    Yes I do remember the invite. Sadly that was before my retirement and I just couldn't make it work.
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      Dick you are making me twitchy to get back in the shop and make sawdust.!
                      Rolf
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                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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