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  • Sawduster
    replied to Happy Birthday Sawduster

    Thanx for thinkin of me folks
    I still stick my head in from time to time but lately I've been busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

    It was a good b-day , got a Delta 22-580 planer and found a killer deal...
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  • Sawduster
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    Aw shucks Big Sis , I just keep turning up like a bad penny
    Thanx for the kind words and I miss you too

    Merle, time will tell on the cedar color. I mixed some UV protectant in the finish and it will be inside so I hope to get a lot of mileage out of it as recoating...
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  • Sawduster
    started a topic Thanx f250

    Thanx f250

    Quite a while back, Tom ( f250 ) posted a cutting he made for a martial arts plaque. As I recall , it was adapted from a Lora Irish pattern and his first ever fretwork pattern . I fell in love with it and he was gracious enough to share it .
    After all this time I finally did my own version of...
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  • Sawduster
    started a topic Peacock in cedar

    Peacock in cedar

    i have always admired Kevin's ( jediscroller ) work with " natural edge " portraits and have always wanted to try one .
    Finally got my chance when I scored a nice load of Eastern Red Cedar from a local sawyer .

    1/2" cedar cut with a #5 FDUR . BLO...
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  • i carefully sand the back first with a 1/4 sheet hand sander to remove the bigger pieces. I place the front of the piece against a piece of 1/2 ply. Then I apply the torch , constantly moving it so no one area gets too hot . Then I stop and carefully sand again, as a lot of the " crispies "...
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  • Sawduster
    replied to Thanx Carl !
    Thanx for the kind words everyone

    Here is the mantle " dressed out " ( ignore the crooked candles )

    The sword is a project I completed over the weekend from a Berry Basket pattern

    It is made from Walnut,...
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  • Sawduster
    started a topic Thanx Carl !

    Thanx Carl !

    Hi gang
    Contrary to popular belief I have not fallen off the face of the earth
    The portrait business has really taken off for me and I have been expanding my horizons to include resawing, joining and planing rough milled wood to create my own hardwood scrolling panels . Scrolling...
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  • Sawduster
    replied to Happy Birthday Carl
    Happy b-day my friend
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  • Sawduster
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    Rolf the intricacy of your work is simply amazing ! I still look at this years ornament from you and almost fall to my knees

    Excellent work !
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  • Sawduster
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    Thanx for the kind words everyone

    I do my best not to get into too much pressure on these . I give myself a month or better so I'm not burning the midnite oil and rushing a piece. The word is out locally on my work and I'm getting quite a few requests . Some I have turned...
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  • Sawduster
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    I use PSP7 and lots of hand drawing with a Wacom pad to create my patterns

    As for the 2 saws , I basically cut my teeth on the " yeller saw " as lucky788 calls it. I had a chance to pick up the 226 for a song and have worked with it quite a bit. The Hawk is nice...
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  • Sawduster
    replied to Honest and open
    'nuff said about that !

    Boy have I been out of touch ! Not sure what happened but it sounds like Rolf has hit the nail on the head

    Let me also apologize for the narrow mindedness of some folks who apparently don't understand or appreciate your position nor understand...
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  • Sawduster
    replied to A few Missing Members
    As Gill said's nice to be missed
    I've had a lot on my plate lately, my portrait commissions have grown significantly and I am branching out and experimenting with other techniques such as the scrolled woven baskets and such.
    I am also getting my feet wet learning how to...
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  • Sawduster
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    I can help you if the pad is a WACOM. I use PSP and a WACOM pad and you just need to set it up correctly
    e-mail me [email protected]
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  • Sawduster
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    I add color from time to time , but only successfully as an enhancement so far

    I use felt and the problem I find with lots of color is placement of seams so they do not show. i use another copy of the pattern glued to the felt in order to size it correctly but it has proven...
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