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Just finished these. Done in basswood. Charles Dearing patterns
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#1 posted 08-02-2016 01:37 AM
They look great Paul…you have sure mastered this art, almost look like an old black & white photo…
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie
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#2 posted 08-02-2016 01:57 AM
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#3 posted 08-02-2016 12:05 PM
Are these pyrography?. Are they cut thru with the band saw? Nice look!
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#4 posted 08-02-2016 12:54 PM
Well done Paul, great work as always. Is the basswood fuzzy to work with?. Like the natural edge on them.
-- Mike Wix
#5 posted 08-02-2016 02:30 PM
Thanks for the comments. Scultoro3, they are cut through, done on a scroll saw.
Mike, the bass wood is not real fuzzy if you use flat blades, can be when using spiral blades. It is very soft and you have to take real care when threading the blade, that you don’t break something with your fingers as you are holding the piece. These are only around 1/4” thick, next time I will resaw thicker, after I use up what I have.
Thanks for the nice comments.
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#6 posted 08-02-2016 03:38 PM
Paul, this is beautiful work.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
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#7 posted 08-02-2016 03:47 PM
Hiya Paul …........ a lot different then toys ? .......... but can still see you have the talent needed for this type of masterful artwork ….......GREAT JOB
-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN
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#8 posted 08-02-2016 11:31 PM
Great looking pieces.At first I thought it was pyrography and was surprised it was scrollwork … that is some scroll work!
-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"
#9 posted 08-03-2016 12:57 AM
Thanks helluvawreck, GRahunter and oldnovice. I really appreciate you comments.
GR8hunter, this is much easier than the “toy” making. but, I do have a T & J 34 Chev started and I work on it a little once and a while for a diversion from scrolling.
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#10 posted 08-03-2016 08:24 AM
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#14 posted 08-04-2016 02:01 PM
These are amazing and I can appreciate the time and effort that went into these. I especially like the cowboys. If I may comment, the Indian one is a little busy. Can’t really distinguish the individual characters. Is there an extra horse between the 2 left Indian’s or is one turned sideways? Perhaps just a bit too much with the background detail.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
#15 posted 08-04-2016 02:43 PM
Ha, I had to go look at the piece again. Actually there are two horses there. The “Chief” is leading on and it is slightly in front of another horse that the brave is leading. Only the head shows on the one the brave is leading. All the Indians are leading horses.
It is pretty busy. And yes the cowboys were harder for me. Larger areas of cut out so I had to figure out the best way to cut the big areas and leave support for the fragile pieces a long as possible. I took out the large cutout areas in small pieces.
Thank you for your comments.
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