"Melissa" - scroll saw cutting

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Project by doug_w posted 12-11-2015 12:30 PM 1381 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a wedding present for a nurse that helped my wife through infusions for melanoma.

-- Doug, Georgia

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 02:57 PM

Doug, that is a great portrait! Very well done. Looking at your other project, you do some of the finest scrolled portrait I havbe see.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 03:10 PM

Another great work. How long does it take you?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 03:44 PM

That is rather amazing…...................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 07:38 PM

Nice Job! What material did you use? What scroll saw and blade?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 08:09 PM

tyvekboy – This one took about 4 hours to make the pattern and 4-5 hours to cut it out.

Woodenwizard – The blank is hard maple. I have a DW788 DeWalt saw and mostly used a #2 reverse tooth blade – for some of the larger areas I use a #5 skip tooth blade.

-- Doug, Georgia

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#6 posted 12-11-2015 08:47 PM


I know it takes as long if not longer to make the pattern than it does to cut it out. What program do you use to develop the pattern?

Have you ever tried spiral blades on portraits? I use them for most of my cutting. Once I got the hang of the spiral blade, I found it easier than spinning the work piece around to make the cuts with straight blades. Anyway you do very well with the straight blades.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 12-11-2015 09:45 PM

Wow Doug, those are great. I can see you enjoy scrolling as much as I do. Look forward to seeing more of your work

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 12-11-2015 09:58 PM

Nice work, what thickness is your material and what do you back it with?

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