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My neighbor asked that I make “a large cross” for her so she could give it to her daughter as a Christmas gift. I had not done anything this large up to this point, but whay not give it a shot,...RIGHT? This is what I came up with. I took one of my designs and just enlarged it a wee bit.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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patron

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 11:58 PM

that will take up some space on the wall

nice
as is your work allways

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 12:26 AM

Super…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Chip

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 12:33 AM

Had to be easier for you being large Coz, yes? Looks fantastic… great work as always…

Not being a scroller, and after seeing Sheila’s comment, I guess it would be difficult moving that big of a piece around… great job.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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tdv

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 12:48 AM

Big !

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 12:51 AM

Really beautiful, Cosmos! It looks great. Is it maple? Boy it is hard to swing that large of a piece around to get those curved edged nice but you really nailed it! It is awesome!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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William

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 01:23 AM

Someone once asked me which was harder, fine detail or large pieces. I didn’t even have to think about it, large pieces. I’d rather do something with detail so small I have to use a magnifying glass than to work with something that is so large that you barely have room to turn it beneath the throat of the scroll saw.
Nice work Cosmo! Next time, use a large blade and stack cut as many as you feel comfortable doing. I hope you know I’m messing with you. Large pieces are hard enough without stack cuting more than one unless you have to.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 01:38 AM

Very nice work Cozmo! Beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 01:50 AM

Shelia, it is made from Walnut. It is about 16 or 17 inches tall.

William, I know your joshin’. You’re right about stack cutting the big pieces!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 03:11 AM

That is really pretty walnut, Cozmo! From the pictures it looks lighter in color with darker streaks of grain. I really like it. It looks rich and pretty.
:)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Woodenwizard

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 03:41 AM

Another hit! The scroller in me truly appreciates what went into this project.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 03:48 AM

Wow! Huge.
Curious… I am not a scroller but I think it would be a bit easier rough cutting with a jigsaw… making it lighter prior scrolling. I know that there is a danger of cracking using the jigsaw but it will save time specially when cutting the four corners…

-- Bert

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Cozmo35

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 03:54 AM

Bert, It is hard for me to explain, but with scroll saw (in my opinion) it is easier to get a greater control and thus greater detail on the rounded curves and corners.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 04:03 AM

I kind of ‘rough cut’ with a larger scroll saw blade, just to remove the extra weight as Bert said. Do you do that too, Cozmo?

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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bigike

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 04:06 AM

very nice work, i love this cross.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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BertFlores58

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 04:06 AM

Thanks Mike… You are the expert on this field…Sheila as well and many others. I always like the proportion of your crosses. The choice of wood is also one of your best qualities.. Darker for contrast and hard.

-- Bert

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