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    OK This is my first project. It was an absolute hoot to make, Yeah I know I need a lot more practice, but if everything else is as much fun as this was to make, I'm gonna love this!!!

    Just let me know what I should have done differently, Thanks...

    Jack
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  • #2
    the caribou in the front seems to be short in the neck area, both patterns need to be stack together and cut , I hope that you will excuse me if I am wrong
    Last edited by ray hampton; 06-24-2012, 04:43 PM. Reason: awful spelling

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    • #3
      Ray,
      I stacked them when I cut them so it's probably the fact that I didn't put the lighter part on in the right place. Thanks for looking though, I appreciate the comment...All the best,
      Jack

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      • #4
        the mistake are all mine after I look at them again, they are in a running stance so their feet are in a different angle, the one deer leg are angle more than the other deer leg which are straight up and down

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        • #5
          I think for your first project you did a pretty good job. Was this your design as well? You may want a better quality wood for later projects. Thanks for sharing.
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            Jack

            For a first project you did a great job. The only thing I see are a couple of spots where you stopped and started again but that will improve with practice. Put them on a shelf somewhere and put the date on them then try them again in a few months or even a year and you will be able to see how much you improved. Most importantly keep having fun with your new hobby.
            Tim

            In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

            I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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            • #7
              Mike,
              Yeah your right about the quality of wood. I got the pattern off the net and had a piece of luan ( spelling) laying around in my shed so I thought I'd jut give it a try. Gonna buy some good wood to use when my retirement check arrives. This was just something to do while it has rained for the last 5 days...
              Thanks for the nice comment though..
              Jack

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              • #8
                Tim,
                a FEW spots ??? Man I stopped and started so many times I can't give u a number LOL. I'm learning about different blades and how they cut. I'm using a Craftsman 16" saw I bought for $30 last week, and never did this before so every cut is a learning one. I really want to get so I don't have to do so much sanding as I had to do this time... Thanks for the comment..
                Jack

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                • #9
                  Jack

                  The more you play the more you learn so just keep playing and having fun with it. What type of blades did you use?
                  Tim

                  In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                  I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                  • #10
                    The only blades I could buy when I got the saw. Ryobi blades at Home Depot. Now after reading so many posts on the forum, I'll order some real blades from Flying Dutchman. I understand they're rated very highly. Just need to figure out what kind of tooth pattern I want..
                    Jack

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                    • #11
                      Nicely done, Jack and I really think Tim made a good point. It's nice to look back
                      and see the first project you ever did.
                      There are lots of scroller's forums around with pattern makers glad to help with
                      requests so, just ask around if you have any particular interests in pattern types.
                      God Bless! Spirithorse

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                      • #12
                        Enjoy the journey Jack, it is a sweeeeet hobby. You will see how fast you improve, keep scrolling, we all needed practice when we first started, and lots of us still do. Hope Santa likes his new ride.
                        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                        • #13
                          Jack, I think you did very good for your first try. With practice you will start out on a design and before you know it, you will be finished cutting and all you did was just turn wood around a bit on the saw. It will come natural to you in no time. I remember my first (about 30 odd years ago) and yours looks much better. Once you have some good blades you will want a better saw and on and on. Drop Mike at Flying Dutchman a note and ask him what blades would be best for you to use. His prices and shipping are more than fair.
                          Hawaiilad
                          Larry

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                          • #14
                            I see what you did with the wood grain and think its pretty good. Luan is really difficult to work with; I know because I tried when I was starting. I was warned that it was splintery but didn't understand until I started cutting.
                            This is good for a first try and you really should get some blades from Mike. They will make a world of difference. You might try to starter pack he has then pick your favorites.
                            About those places where you started and stopped; remember, sanding erases a lot of mistakes.

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                            • #15
                              As Evilbadger said put your name and date on this and keep it!
                              This was a great first project. and you learned a lot from it. You did stack cutting, learned about wood quality and you Had FUN!
                              Rolf
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                              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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