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Project by huntter2022 posted 04-22-2011 01:44 AM 2008 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are compound cut from 2”x2” popular they are a Diana Thompson pattern The little yellow chick I found in Big Lots 15 for a dollar . Expermenting to see if I can dye them another color

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 01:47 AM

How FUN are these???? They look Great! I never tried compound cutting but I would like to after seeing these! Wonderful job! :)

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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DonW

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 02:48 AM

Huntter: I have tried this pattern out of hardwood and am having trouble. I can’t seem to get clean cuts, lots of burning, I have to cut really slowly, it seems to be hard on the saw, etc. Can you tell us any tips like what size blades you used, feed rate, etc. I really like these and would like to make some.

Thanks

Don

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 05:20 AM

good work :-)
exelent design

Dennis

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deeman

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 03:17 PM

wonderful job

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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jerrells

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 05:36 PM

I’ve got the patterns for those and want to try them. Now I want to, even more.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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huntter2022

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#6 posted 04-23-2011 01:23 AM

These were fun to cut . I used a FD #5 ultra reverse . The designer uses FD Polar #5 blade (skip tooth) I put painter tape then the pattern and cover it with package Tape if the glare bother you put the package tape under the pattern. Package Tape will lubricate the blade and prevent burning . I used one blade FD #5 ultra reverse to cut one bird house I tried to cut one and half and got burns on the wood. take your time and have fun

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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DonW

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#7 posted 04-23-2011 03:38 AM

Thanks for the tips. I will give your advice a try because these really look like a lot of fun.

Thanks again!

Don

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com

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Jeffery Mullen

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#8 posted 04-24-2011 04:27 AM

Not the best at making these compound cut patterns but am real good at cutting them out with my scroll saw.
I love these bird house cuts you made. Where can I get the pattern? I have a 2 point buck pattern and a guitar patten and a few others that I cut out and give as gifts and sell some as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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huntter2022

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#9 posted 04-26-2011 02:02 AM

Got the pattern from Creative Woodworks & Crafts magazine
a Diana Thompson pattern

http://www.woodworksandcrafts.com/issues/current.shtml

David

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Jeffery Mullen

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#10 posted 04-29-2011 09:07 AM

I will have to go to the store and buy the may creative woodworks and crafts magazine. Thanks for sharing where you got the pattern of the bird house.

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jerrells

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#11 posted 05-09-2011 04:58 AM

I tried one of thenm and they are real easy to cut. Love this trpe of project for a change.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#12 posted 05-09-2011 07:44 AM

I just bought the patterns for the bird houses and got them all coppied and paper cut and ready to go . Can’t wait to make all 7 my self. It even gave me tips on what to do with them as a ceiling fan string puller and a curtin string pull design and a few others.

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jerrells

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#13 posted 06-05-2011 12:53 AM

I have been working with these and other 3-D scroll cuts and have been having great success with Watco Danish Oil. It seems so effortless to put on. I have not tried some of the wet sanding but will on larger projects.

You can find an interesting set of patterns on Steve Good’s pattern page.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#14 posted 06-20-2011 07:07 AM

I made all the patterns of the bird houses with pine wood of choise. I made enough little birds to go with it that can be stuck in the hole or just glued to the stick infront of the hole on the bird houses. I yet need to paint the ones that are done . I put one of my bird houses on a small dowl as I drilled a small hole on the bottom side and stuck the dowl in the hole. It makes a perfect plant pot decoration or a person could stick the dowl with the bird house on it in a dried flower arangement. Any ways I am having a blast with these.

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