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Project by sublime4life40 posted 12-05-2007 08:21 PM 4064 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone.These are some of the scrollsaw portraits of Marilyn Monroe,ive done .I made the patterns on my computer from a few Marilyn pictures my grandfather had laying around.They were fun to make and really not to difficult.I used 3/4”pine for the 1st picture.The 2nd picture 3/4”oak.The 3rd 1/4”oak.They were all cut with Olson #7 revtooth blades.The 1st picture is 12”x8” and the other 2 are 8”x10”.Frame wood for the pictures are,Walnut and Mahogany.I dont have a roughter yet,so I have to use a table saw to get the bevel look on the face of the picture frame. For the background ,I air brush plexi glass,mostly in a black color.I like to cut pictures of classic moviestars and music artist too.Hope you like these.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#1 posted 12-05-2007 11:43 PM

So MM was your Grandpa’s favorite? Now don’t you make me feel old!! Nice stuff, KID. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 01:04 AM

Those came out really well. Nice going, Rick!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 12-06-2007 01:08 AM

3/4” oak???? !!!!!

nicely done. Looks like a picture.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-06-2007 03:47 AM

Thanks for the complements everyone.All these marilyn pictures are some of my favorite work.My grandfather liked all of her movies and had all kinds of memorabelia.Yea,MsDebbie, 3/4”oak.The picture took a while to finish and alot of blades 6 of them.Two of them broke.I mainly work with 1/4”now.I think the worst wood type, Ive ever cut on the scrollsaw was Hickery.One of my friends wanted me to cut a picture of a dragon on that board.It turned out ok but took a while to cut.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#5 posted 12-06-2007 05:13 PM

Beautiful…amazing….what else can I say?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-08-2007 04:41 AM

I’m not trying to pump you up, but I have been in love with her since childhood. Please email me with some prices of your work with her…..I’m serious

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#7 posted 12-08-2007 06:56 AM

Great job. Nice pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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