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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-03-2011 01:18 AM 1274 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another addition to my Bad-Ass Wall of Fame – Han Solo, Pilot of the Millennium Falcon.

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? She’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. She’s fast enough for you, old man. What’s the cargo?”

Han has GOT to be in the top ten of the all time Movie Bad Asses, and a pattern I’ve been working on and off for over a month now. I finally “worked out the bugs” and found a really nice and VERY old oak plank that had seen much better days to use as my canvas.

Was a tad brittle due to the age, but all-in-all not too bad of a cutting session.

Piece measures 9×7 inches and is 3/8” thick – a bit thicker than normal, but I wanted the extra thickness due to the brittleness of the oak.

Soaked in lemon oil a few minutes, drained and then backed with thick felt.

Enjoy!

Oh yeah – and for those of you wondering…..... Han Shot First!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 02:09 AM

nice job! that belt definetly looks brittle

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spunwood

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 02:15 AM

That is awesome…the wood really makes yo think his arm is there!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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akbar56

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 04:26 AM

Excellent work.

But Han didn’t shoot first…Han is the only one who shot! :)

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308Gap

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 09:45 AM

I have to ask, do you draw the pattern out by hand. How do you tranfer the image to the wood for cutting. I’m intrigued by the detail and the steps need to do this.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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spunwood

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 04:41 PM

You can use graphite paper or you can use mineral spirits with a reverse image.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 06-03-2011 05:04 PM

308Gap,

I have had a bunch of people ask similar questions as yours.

I think I will do a blog on all the steps I use from finding a piece of wood to when I am just ready to begin cutting. That should be long enough for now. ;-)

Keep a watch for a blog from me in the next few days.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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xwingace

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#7 posted 06-03-2011 08:16 PM

The Force is strong with you!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 06-04-2011 07:36 PM

308Gap, as well as anyone else who cares to know…...................

I just finished Part one of my “Portrait Scollsawing in a NutShell” blog – Prep Work, which answers your questions and much, much more.

Check it out: http://lumberjocks.com/KnotCurser/blog/23655

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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308Gap

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 01:28 AM

Thank you. I have my Dad’s old scroll saw, and I’m great at breaking blades with it. Not alot of technique imformation is findable on the web, and classes cost more than the saw.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#10 posted 06-13-2011 08:04 PM

Another great one! Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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