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Project by Chris posted 46 days ago 651 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a “practice” piece. Found this pattern at woodworking show in Pennsylvania. I cut this from 1/4” baltic birch and walnut. Planning on cutting the final project from acrylic. Will use two shades of red. Rather time consuming, over 200 interior cuts.

Bought a new Excalibur scroll saw with a vacuum system. Just got a wireless headset which I LOVE! Now I can listen to music (over saw/vacuum noise) and make sawdust…very relaxing… Thanks for looking!

-- Chris, Virginia, http://www.scrollsawcreationsbychris.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 46 days ago

This is one amazing clock, you’ve shown some outstanding workmanship with this piece.

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 46 days ago

Congratulations on an amazing project! I’ll be watching for your next one.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Tooch

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#3 posted 46 days ago

incredible. the symmetry is amazing on this piece!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 46 days ago

That is incredible! You call that practice? I call it a family treasure.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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hotncold

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#5 posted 46 days ago

That is “jaw-dropping” amazing! What a talent you have!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 46 days ago

Very nicely done—especially for “a ‘practice’ piece.” How do you like the dust collection on the new Excalibur?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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MilFlyer

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#7 posted 46 days ago

Fantastic piece! I’m always amazed at the amount of patience it must take to make pieces like this!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Chris

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#8 posted 45 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments! I will post the final piece when finished. To Hillbilly, the small dust collector I bought with Excalibur works fine. Have it ganged with foot switch so it only runs when saw runs. A lot less sawdust on table top!

-- Chris, Virginia, http://www.scrollsawcreationsbychris.com

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woodhunter

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#9 posted 45 days ago

Hi Chris! About dust collector: Do you mean to “DV-10A Compact and Ultra Quiet Scroll Saw Dust collector complete with 1 gallon cyclonic action type knock out pot” from seyco.com? Have you any photos how it work for you?
And the clock is very beautiful !!!
Ed.

-- Ragim, scroller from Israel.

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 45 days ago

The clock must have been a lot of work.Still I find if you enjoy it it is worthwhile very nicely done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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mtenterprises

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#11 posted 44 days ago

Oooo the idea of cutting one from acrylic is a cool idea. I like it. When I was a kid long long ago my mom took us to all the craft and home show type of things (I guess they might have been free back then, free family fun). At one there was a guy with a scrollsaw and he cut our names out of colored acrylic.
MIKE

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 44 days ago

A “practice” piece? You did it flawlessly! Perfect job on cutting out the patterns! Superb!

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