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Blog series by KnotCurser updated 08-09-2011 at 11:45 PM 2 parts 18388 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: The Prep Work

06-04-2011 at 07:33 PM by KnotCurser | 17 comments »

I was asked by at least a dozen people over the last few months how I do my portraits. Particularly, how I get up to the point of actually putting blade to wood. In other words…… the Prep Work. I thought I would make Part 1 of my “Portrait Scrollsawing in a NutShell Blog” cover just that topic – getting everything ready to actually start sawing. The only “prep work” part I won’t cover in this section is designing the pattern itself – that will be at LEAST one, if not multiple future b...

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Part 2: Lesson #2 - Creating Patterns on the Computer

08-09-2011 at 11:45 PM by KnotCurser | 9 comments »

Since I was asked by a TON of people over the last few months how I go about creating a scroll saw pattern from a picture I am going to attempt to share with you all just how I go about doing so. First of all, I am using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1. I was able to get a great deal on the software (student pricing) and that is what I use for 95% of my graphic’s work. The techniques I use can pretty easily be duplicated using other graphics programs, some of them extremely inexpensive or even fre...

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