Spaids' Reindeer

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Project by Alan S posted 12-21-2009 08:04 AM 2149 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks Spaids for this great idea!!

This is the absolute first thing I’ve made on my scroll saw, so it’s not exactly perfect. It still needs some sanding but I think it came out pretty well. And my wife loves it! I’m not sure if a scroll saw is made to cut 1.5” – 2” pine, but I made it work. Although I had to push SUPER hard at times and kept having to increase blade tension.

Merry Christmas everyone!


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#1 posted 12-21-2009 08:55 AM

This is the first one that I’ve seen with its head turned and I bet that the Yellow Pine is a real bear to cut with your scroll saw ! The other deer that I’ve seen were all done on bandsaws. Nicely done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 11:51 AM

I like it. He seems to have a lot of charm! : )


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#3 posted 12-21-2009 03:28 PM

Sweet. I don’t have a small bandsaw blade and was wondering if a scroll saw could do it. I guess it can.

That looks like a fun ‘quick’ project.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Alan S

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 03:45 PM

This was definitely a fun project. I’m pretty sure I won’t start any major production runs until I invest in a band saw though. I used a #12R blade and it was a real bear to cut!


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#5 posted 12-21-2009 04:21 PM

Great job and a great design from Spaids. As I understand he rejected that design, but I don’t see why because it came out beautiful. Most scroll saws have a capacity of 2”, so you were working at the out limits. Regardless, you got a first class result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 04:29 PM

HA HAAAAAAA!!! Thats AWESOME! Great Job Alan. And I love that you didn’t have the tool that you needed but found a way to work it out with what you have. Thats great man.

Mike: What do you mean I rejected that design? If I gave that impression then I did not communicate clearly. I have done one with a turned head also. They look good together when you do both.

I’m so happy that some one decided to make one of these. :)

Merry Christmas

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 06:04 PM

Great job. You need a group of them in front of a sleigh now. haha

Keep it up.

Spaids, Great design.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 07:28 PM

Sorry Spaids I thought you said you didn’t like and then did the other design you cut out. It doesn’t matter though because it is a great design. I was thinking about the exchange you had on your Sketchup post with DaveR. I guess my memories bad or I misunderstood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-21-2009 07:34 PM

Very cute deer.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 08:28 PM

I love that one! I did one similar, but it didn’t have all the neat details yours does. I used my BS to cut away the big chunks on the 3 1/2” side and the SS for the 1 1/2 side. Then lots of sanding with Dremel and drum sander. Then found out the dollar store sells the kind I made. It was still fun. Is the pattern for yours on this board somewhere?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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