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Project by Copperjock posted 01-06-2008 10:18 AM 1100 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One was made for me years ago when I was a kid, and it has inspired me to make for the youngsters in my life. Moral: Don’t underestimate the small wood trinket you give a youth in your life, it may take 25 years, but it may be their inspiration to engage the craft.

It’s not the scrollsawing of the name that’s a challenge, it’s the project that shows it off. I started out making the name of my niece, then made it useful on a coat hanger, (had to be oval – had to learn how to lay that out), then needed a little flair on that plain white, so I buy some acrylic paints and find some simple instructions so I can paint a flower and a ladybug.

Now I’m scared to do more names, not because of the lettering, but because of what’s behind it!

About the name… I use OpenOffice on the computer, create a “headline” graphic, set it for “very tight” spacing, printed out, I rubber cement it to the stock and get busy…

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!





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rikkor

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 11:29 AM

That’s a great project, and I’m sure is a prized possession of someone named “Calista.” Good job.

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 12:38 PM

excellent!
How this is that wood?
oh and the flower/ladybug are really cute as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 06:39 PM

Very cool. You are making more than just a wood working project, these can be life changing, as you know. Keep up the good work, we all need more people like you. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 07:05 PM

Very good Job!

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

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Copperjock

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#5 posted 03-10-2008 12:38 AM

I’d like to add why I like this “name” stuff. When I look at this name, I really like how the dot of the “i” floats above, attached to the “l”. I’ve cut out a couple other names, and they each have their own letter combinations that make them special. In case it’s not obvious, it is cut out of one piece of wood.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 12:38 AM

Really good job.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 08:09 AM

Good job

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