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Project by Woodturner66 posted 03-19-2011 06:31 AM 1100 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I always wanted to try to do a portrait so this is it. First time using spiral blades also. Used a FD NS #1 on Baltic birch. Took a while to figure out the right combo with the spiral. Came to this conclusion. High tension, Slow feed rate and high speed. Also notice better control if I just keep my fingers on top of the material. Just a rookies observation. Should have taken the picture before putting it in the frame so i wouldn’t have a reflection. Needed to get it done for tomorrow. Giving it for a fundraiser for a friend with cancer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks Chris

-- Chris Ward





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308Gap

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 07:29 AM

I like your work and your choice. Looks like alot of time there.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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woodcut

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 01:59 PM

Looks real good…. Pilgrim.

Where did you get the pattern or is it your design??
c

-- Carl, Iowa

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Jack_T

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 02:04 PM

It is very nice. You really captured his image. My suggestion – make another one – it is that good. I will say a pray for you and your.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 03:12 PM

Wow… excellent likeness!

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

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NoLongerHere

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 03:23 PM

Chris,
This looks awesome!

Why can’t I think of any John Wayne lines?!!!

pilgrim, that’s all I got and Carl beat me to it!

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MasterSergeant

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#6 posted 03-19-2011 03:50 PM

Excellant capture! I tried a scroll saw capture of my grandson, at a smaller scale, so I know the work you put into this.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Greg

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#7 posted 03-19-2011 08:11 PM

Great work, is it your pattern?

-- Greg S.E. Ga. www.thesawdustfactory.net

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Woodturner66

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 11:34 PM

I thought I got the pattern from here. Now i can’t remember. Had it saved on my computer.
I’ll have to look for it.

Chris

-- Chris Ward

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 12:53 AM

Great wook! looks real.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Woodturner66

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 01:17 AM

Thank you all. The pattern came from Scroll Saw Village.

http://scrollsawvillage.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5&pid=5111#top_display_media

Chris

-- Chris Ward

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obi999

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 10:27 AM

Really excellent work, i am very impressed. Go on and build some more, you got the talent!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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