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Project by Woodenwizard posted 1651 days ago 2911 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been asked to show some of my scroll saw portraits at the local library. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this so am a little nervious about it. Here are some photos of a few portraits I have just finished. I hope to have another 3 or 4 in time for the show. These are all done from patterns that I developed. The wolf was from an old calander photo, the Warrior was from a James Bama painting, tghe Eagle was from a photo taken by a friend and the dog is “Corky the Yorky”. So there isn’t any question, Corky is my wife’s dog, not mine. lol. All the portraits are cut in 1/8 baltic birch ply using a #1 spiral blade. I was having a little trouble with the lighting so the photos aren’t the best. Thanks for taking a look.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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JAGWAH

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#1 posted 1651 days ago

Looks great. Do you ever go cross eyed?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1651 days ago

Very cool scroll work. amazing workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1650 days ago

Nice work John.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 1650 days ago

Very nice scroll work and designs. Beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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woodmight

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#5 posted 1650 days ago

Great Scroll Work John——Nothing to be nervious about ! They will love your work, as we do here.
Be Blessed

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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jsquared

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#6 posted 1650 days ago

Really nice looking work. I have thought about trying that but have never pursued it. One of many projects in my mind but in in wood.

-- Jsquared, Texas

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Allison

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#7 posted 1650 days ago

Wow you really do some awesome scrolling. I just went through all your projects. Fantastic work! Your local library is getting a real treat. Wonderful work!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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MrsN

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#8 posted 1650 days ago

Awesome work, and congrats on getting to display them.
Mrs N

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Woodenwizard

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#9 posted 1650 days ago

Thanks to everyone for the comments. This is such an encouraging site.

Woodmight and Allison; your comments are especially encouragin light of your great talent. I am just now getting into marquetry and hope to try my hand at intarsia in the near future.

ND2ELK; Thanks for your comments. I am very impressed with your work. I have the same Powermatic table saw and your outfeed table has inspired me to do something similar.

a1jim; I don’t know about all of you but my problem is I want to do everything. build furniture, intarsia, marquetry, boxes, etc. I guess thatk’s why I have so many projects in some state of incomplete. lol Thanks

JAGWAH; No I don’t go cross eyed, I am cross eyed. Thanks for asking

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Mytoya

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#10 posted 1650 days ago

Don’t be afraid. You have no idea how many people will be inspired by you and your work.
Your work is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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