LumberJocks

ALPHABET LETTERS

  • Advertise with us
Project by Cliff posted 04-03-2016 01:45 AM 836 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Nieces have two children each. So I thought that even in today’s world of High Technology, the basics are still very important. Spelling, Forming words and sentences, Word Games etc. Also a good chance to try out my new toy. A GENERAL INTERNATIONAL Scroll Saw with a 30 inch throat. It is a Beautiful Machine and a real pleasure to operate. The Tilting Head and Blade Assembly is a big advantage also. I feel much more comfortable and safer working on a level table top.

So back to the Project. 4 sets of the Alphabet for each family. A total of 8 sets of the Alphabet…....A lot of Cutting and Sanding…....But even for a beginner like me the machine was a dream to use and a long and rather tedious project such as this was good fun.
There was no finish applied, just a good sand each side on the belt sander and a careful cleanup around the profile and gently softening of any sharp edges just in case, for little fingers.

PS: The Wood used was a good quality Ply around 1/4 inch or roughly 7mm thick.

The end result was the Kids love the Letters and think that Uncle Cliff is a Genius…...what more could I ask for.

Kind regards and Happy and Safe Wood Working.

Cliff.

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





13 comments so far

View Dave Dufour's profile

Dave Dufour

268 posts in 1371 days


#1 posted 04-03-2016 01:56 AM

great job, Uncle Cliff

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

View BB1's profile

BB1

384 posts in 241 days


#2 posted 04-03-2016 01:58 AM

Very nice…and extra special since the letters were made by their uncle just for them

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

4980 posts in 1436 days


#3 posted 04-03-2016 03:26 AM

Cool idea Cliff. I think you should me them a little box to keep them in too. Ha ha. Lots of patients there too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View ZAGREB's profile

ZAGREB

395 posts in 1042 days


#4 posted 04-03-2016 07:12 AM

I’m glad that I met a good uncle … well done mate
greetings…Bambi

-- bambi

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

3150 posts in 1597 days


#5 posted 04-03-2016 09:08 AM

It looks like very precise work there Cliff
So where are the rest of the pictures, like the saw. you at work and all that sort of detail

-- Regards Robert

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2251 posts in 3076 days


#6 posted 04-03-2016 10:17 AM

Nice bit of scroll sawing Cliff, sounds like a great machine, has it got a program for cutting these letters. Joking mate, uncle Cliff sure is a genius.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

841 posts in 1116 days


#7 posted 04-03-2016 12:00 PM

Dave from Canada. Glad you like the Project Dave. Thank you….......I had a look at your projects, you do beautiful work.

Regards,

Cliff.

BB1. Thank you for your really nice words.

Regards,

Cliff.

doubleDD. Hi Dave, thank you. Yes I did have a think about storage in their homes, but settled on clear plastic food containers with a screw lid….. a wooden box certainly would be nice…..

Regards,

Cliff.

bambi…...thank you and greetings to you also Mate.

Regards,

Uncle Cliff.

Robert. Thank you very much for the nice comments. Much appreciated.
Yes I should attempt to get a bit more professional and add more detail…

Regards,

Cliff.

G’day Bob. Thanks for the compliment and yes it is a really great machine….I love it!!!! Good point about the Program Bob. After Scrolling away on all those Letters I was beginning to feel like I had been Programmed.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

22547 posts in 2259 days


#8 posted 04-03-2016 08:40 PM

Now, that’s a lot of letters and I bet they will enjoy them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

841 posts in 1116 days


#9 posted 04-03-2016 10:57 PM

Thanks Charles. Yes, I think all Kids like playing with letters and forming words.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

View Druid's profile

Druid

1200 posts in 2188 days


#10 posted 04-07-2016 12:26 AM

Nice work Cliff. I assume that you did not get all of those done on a single blade?
They should be enjoyed for a long time.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

841 posts in 1116 days


#11 posted 04-08-2016 10:04 AM

Hi John, you are soooooooo right!!!!!! Boy oh Boy did I break a few blades????? I sure did. I am new to Scrolling and soon leaned the hard way that the correct tension on the blade is very important. It took a while to get the feel of where the tension was good and the saw “Sounded Right” as in no shudder, just a nice smooth peaceful sound as it chugged along. It is a beautiful machine. I love it. The Blades I am using are OLSON. They seem very good.
The children in the family are liking the Letters and having fun making words. Thank you for your nice words.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

View Druid's profile

Druid

1200 posts in 2188 days


#12 posted 04-09-2016 08:47 PM

Well Cliff, now you are more experienced . . . in a good way. How about an idea for a sign that you can scroll?
Experience is something that you get right after you needed it.
Keep on enjoying it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

841 posts in 1116 days


#13 posted 04-10-2016 10:12 AM

That is very good John!!!! I will work on that idea. Thank You.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com