Scroll Saw Forum #4: Sometimes even Brain Farts can work out!

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I’m not one that necessarily follows directions, I typically like to do my own thing, even with patterns. But I did have all intentions of doing this pattern the correct way, it simply didn’t happen!

I recently purchased some patterns from Sheila Landry Designs and was very anxious to start cutting them out, perhaps a bit too anxious! One of the patterns I bought from her was the self framing Sun n’ Moon pattern (Not sure that’s what she calls it, but it is what I call it). And in my excitement of making the pattern I guess I had what you would call a “Brain Fart”. If I had followed the many pages of instruction that Sheila includes with her patterns, I probably would not have messed up, but I didn’t, and yes I did mess up! I cut the bevel in the wrong direction on the wood that was supposed to inset the face. It was supposed to be an inny, but ended up being an outy when compared to belly buttons.

Such a dilemma, I didn’t want to throw away a perfectly good piece of Maple hard wood, so I just started playing with what I had and came up with the following. I cut the face out added a couple risers to the back and made the face an outy instead of an inny.

I honestly think it came out really nice, sometimes even a Brain Fart can be good! Sheila, I hope you don’t mind me screwing your pattern up a bit!

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PS. If you want to try this pattern the way it is supposed to be done, you can get it here…Sun n Moon

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View Gary's profile


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#1 posted 717 days ago

Innie….outie….whatever I like it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 716 days ago

I think it looks great! Either way, you did a good job. Nice save! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 716 days ago

If you don’t tell anyone – then there are no mistakes.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 715 days ago

LOL…thats too funny…looks great and who would have known if you hadnt fessed up?...see my quote at the bottom…

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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