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Project by scrollsaw posted 12-29-2007 04:31 AM 2044 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was one of my hardest to cut. I tried cutting this project about four times over the last three years.The most challenging part was the strings, each slot is only .030 wide and there is over 100 slots to make the strings.The project is a pic of my brother ” left ” and his friend playing their guitars at a family cookout 3yrs. ago. I gave this project to my brother as a christmas present this year. The pic is 8×10 in a 11×14 frame with a velvet mat. The wood is 1/4 oak and I used a 2/0 sprial blade to cut this project. I cut this project on my Hawk scroll saw. The project took over 20 hrs. and over 200 cuts to complete this project. Thank you for viewing my project.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 12-29-2007 05:37 AM

Very nice work! I just recently received a scroll saw from Christmas from my wife and I am currently looking for a “beginner’s” project to try it out. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to create something similar to what you have created.

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#2 posted 12-29-2007 05:43 AM

Another masterpiece!

Robert, I’ll expect to see your copy of this project posted in a week or so. <g>

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

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#3 posted 12-29-2007 05:45 AM

Very Nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 12-29-2007 05:48 AM

excellent job. I’m inspired.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 12-29-2007 05:16 PM

Hello Todd from Ky

You do great work. I would have given up after the first try. Your brother is lucky to get such a great present for Christmas.

Regards, Scott

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-30-2007 10:51 PM

oh my goodness.
were there tears shed??? Such a precious gift/memory
and the work.. oh my goodness… I would have grabbed the pyro tools and drawn the strings!! :)

Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 12-30-2007 11:21 PM

Whew! that is nice.

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#8 posted 12-30-2007 11:56 PM

Now that’s some scroll work. Or is that “fret” work? Very nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 12-31-2007 02:26 PM

I’m a scroller so I know what time it takes and what a pain in the neck it is. Beautifully done. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 04:44 PM

Got to agree with Mike on that. Impressive bit of work. Don’t know if you seen any of Jeff Zafino’s patterns, but you are getting close to the work that he has done.

How much trouble did you have getting used to the spiral blades? I find that I just can’t get a nice clean finish with them, always need to do a lot of sanding or filing, and they make straight lines even more difficult.

-- Scrollsawing - a hobby for those who can't cut a straight line.

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#11 posted 08-20-2008 06:57 PM

Well Done!!

Thanks For the post.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#12 posted 10-07-2008 02:05 PM

Damn, I look good in that picture!

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#13 posted 12-14-2008 08:04 PM

All i can say is amazinggggggggggggggg,,,it just show how much of a star your brother is to you
thanks ron

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#14 posted 12-14-2008 08:52 PM

Just beautiful.What a great gift with so much love into it.

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

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#15 posted 09-12-2013 03:09 PM

Very impressive. A lot of time, patience and talent. Nice work.

-- Marty, Ohio

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