The Duke

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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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#1 posted 1260 days ago

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

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#2 posted 1260 days ago

Looks real good…. Pilgrim.

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

-- Carl, Iowa

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#3 posted 1260 days ago

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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#4 posted 1260 days ago

Wow… excellent likeness!

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

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#5 posted 1260 days ago

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!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#6 posted 1260 days ago

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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#7 posted 1260 days ago

Great work, is it your pattern?

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#8 posted 1260 days ago

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 Ward

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#9 posted 1260 days ago

Great wook! looks real.

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

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#10 posted 1260 days ago

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


-- Chris Ward

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#11 posted 1258 days ago

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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