My Son's First Scrollsaw Project

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Project by Druid posted 01-04-2016 02:29 AM 3246 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, this is not a project by me, but I feel proud enough to post it for the LJ members to see.
My son (Peace) recently picked up a used Dremel scrollsaw (the 3” blade version) for $10, so he’s trying his hand at scrolling for the first time. Here’s his first project for your comments.
He used clear pine, but left the wood unfinished with the intention of having the natural aging give it some patina.The composition was his, and the candle holder was the (well received) Yule gift to his mother.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 02:37 AM

Wow I would say he has found his niche!! Nicely done!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 03:06 AM

Thanks Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 03:10 AM

Beautifully done! I love the design. He’ll be looking for an Excalibur soon :)

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 03:31 AM

Thanks Anna. An Excalibur sure would be nice, but not many around for the same price range that he paid for his Dremel. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 03:55 AM

These are just wonderful! Beautiful work and excellent finishing as well. He did you proud! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 04:20 AM

That’s a wonderful compliment from you Sheila. I’ll certainly pass it along. Thank you.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 05:50 AM

Rightfully proud, John. New scroller and designer! When does he join Lumberjocks? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 07:51 AM

Great project build.

I like the way he decided to leave it unfinished. Sometimes I think people just believe that they have to put some type of finish on every wood project. A lot of woods can stand on thier own…...................

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

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 08:05 AM

Looks good.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#10 posted 01-04-2016 10:09 AM

Beautiful work John. The young man has a real gift…..the imagery is very clear and has that calm quality that makes one keep looking at it. The natural finish is superb… You must be very proud of your Son.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 01-04-2016 11:30 AM

He definitely has talent and skills. Gr8 job Peace.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 01-04-2016 11:34 AM

That is great! He has some talent.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

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#13 posted 01-04-2016 12:09 PM

Excelent. Like the job and motiv. Have good eye and hope enjoy this hobby.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#14 posted 01-04-2016 01:58 PM

Awesome creativity! I think Peace has found his calling!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 01-04-2016 01:59 PM

That is a very cool design. He really did a great job. Tell him to keep at it. He definitely has good vision to what he sets his hand to

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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