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Project by shopdog posted 02-04-2010 12:34 PM 1417 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been scrolling these name thingies for years, and finally made one for myself…that’s the first one…made from padauk (that’s some red wood). The next 3 were for friends…a woodworker, a guitar player, and a lawyer.
The last one was for my wife on our 25th anniversary.
This is a great way to get rid of those tiny scraps that I just can’t seem throw away.
Thanks for looking.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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#1 posted 02-04-2010 12:41 PM

Very nice Steve, I really like the accent pieces with each name.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 01:04 PM

very nice.

-- Jeff,

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 02:31 PM

These are very cool! I love the way you personalized them. That would be a great little business to run inside a gift shop. The finish looks awesome on all these pieces….do you have to do a lot of tedious sanding after the scroll work?

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 06:21 PM

Great job. Very creative. I like yours best, the saw is awesome.
Vic

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 07:18 PM

They all look great Steve

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shopdog

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 11:04 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Brad,
There are scrollsaw blades that minimize the need for sanding…but there is always some cleanup.
I use the FD-UR Flying Dutchman blades. You can get them here. Mike will take care of you.
http://www.mikesworkshop.com/

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 04:11 AM

Those are some great items. I made name puzzles back in my craft show days. I made them out of red cedar and never finished them.

Everyone loved the cedar smell.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 09:39 PM

Great work. Personalized plus!!!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 01:40 PM

I llove to scroll also, with your name plaques, are you free handing them or printing a sheet, sticking it to your wood and then sawing? If so, what font or program do you use. Good job!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#10 posted 03-10-2010 01:50 PM

I draw them on my computer, using Print Artist. It is great software for word art. I got it years ago, and not sure if it’s still available. I cover my wood with blue painters tape, spray on some 3M adhesive, and affix the printout.
If I’m gonna add something to the name (guitar, saw, flower, etc), I find an image on the WWW, and print that too. You can also spray the 3M directly on the wood, but then you have a bunch of sanding to do, instead of just peeling off the tape.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#11 posted 03-10-2010 01:52 PM

Oh yeah…I like a font called hobby, but I’ve also seen it called Hobo. You can get it on the WWW.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#12 posted 03-10-2010 02:16 PM

Steve at http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/ has software for making names and keychains at no charge he also has a ton of info as well.

-- www.cabinfevercreations.com

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