Scrollsawn Christmas Ornament

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 12-25-2009 12:57 AM 1880 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

I just joined LumberJocks today. (How is it that I just now discovered it?) What a great resource! So as a bit of an introduction, I’ve been posting videos on my YouTube channel for about a year and a half now. Please feel free to subscribe. I am an amateur woodworker in Northern California and spend time on weekends out in my shop.

As my first test on this site, I uploded a video to the Projects section. I then realized that videos can only be tagged in a blog entry. So I’m not sure what the protocol is here: is it better to post in the blog section or the projects section? Or should I cross-post in both? I think the most logical thing is to direct my future posts strictly to the blogs. Plus, that way it will give me a nice way to overshare about the project in question.

I gotta say, I am really impressed by the welcome I received on my project section post. So many nice comments came flooding in instantly! Thanks. You guys are plugged in!

So anyway, barely in time for Christmas, I thought I would post this video of an ornament I made last month. It is made with 250-year-old cherry wood from a dresser I restored a few years ago. The dresser has been in my family since it was built. During the restoration I had to replace a few pieces, so I saved them for a rainy day. This ornament is a gift to my dad, who taught me so much about woodworking. This video is about the joy of working wood. Enjoy!


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 01:34 AM

Steve, it is nice to have you as a member of the group. I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

With regards to your question the projects section is really designed for posts which show the actual project itself. Blog posts are where tutorials, videos or information requests should be posted. Forums are really a catch all for just about anything else that you would like to present to the group.

Steve, this is a pretty cool as well as informative video and you have some interesting moves. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 01:46 AM

Hey Steve
Welcome to Ljs
Your video is crazy fun and well done very cool. I like the music too. Oh ya real neat ornament.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 06:55 AM

Great video enjoyed watching it very much will have to check out the others on youtube.

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 08:04 AM

I watched this video…. I don’t know how many time while it was on your YouTube Channel. I would love to know who the music artist is? I know your the wood working artist. Nice job on the ornament and the video.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 03:51 PM

Steve, Great video!.........Everyone should have that much fun in the shop. Really though, I enjoyed watching it and found it very informative. The ornament is really cool. Welcome to LJ’s and look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- John @

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 04:39 PM

cool vid nice to have you here .brian

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 05:08 PM

Steve – What a great project and video, I smiled all the way thorough. Thanks for making my day! Welcome to the group and hope to see more of your unique blend of humor and skill.

Doug in AZ.

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 10:49 PM

Yeah! A video with personality. I like you. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 02:44 AM

great little project and great video. love that music

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#10 posted 12-26-2009 06:07 AM

Steve, I feel like I know you…a little. I have seen some of your videos on you tube and enjoyed all of them. I think you even had your son film one. I’m new here too. This seems to be a great bunch of woodworkers!
Welcome and thanks for the fun vid.
ps. you need to show your cube and chess board videos.

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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#11 posted 12-26-2009 03:38 PM

That was a lot of fun, Steve. Makes me want to get a scrollsaw. Now could you tell me where I can get 250 year old cherry? BTW, welcome to LJ’s.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#12 posted 12-26-2009 06:08 PM

Steve Welcome to LJs! I liked the video, thanks for posting it.

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#13 posted 12-29-2009 07:01 AM

Very entertaining. Welcome to LJ’s!

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#14 posted 12-29-2009 08:45 AM

hello Steve….hummmm….

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 01-08-2010 01:35 PM

House, :)

Outstanding video! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you keep ‘em comin’!



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