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This morning I said to my daughter, “Can you design a kokopelli for me?” This is her answer, which I copied, cut out in Spanish cedar on my recently acquired scroll saw(thanks again Sheila Landry(scrollgirl) of www.sheilalandrydesigns.com for your help in choosing my saw), and finished with a dousing in natural Danish oil.

I like this design so much I’m laying in out for intarsia.





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saddletramp

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#1 posted 975 days ago

Pretty cool! He looks like he is dancing a jig to his own tunes.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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drbyte

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#2 posted 975 days ago

I really like this one, your daughter did a great job in layout and you did a great job in cutout! By the way, what kind of saw did you pick? How’s it working out?

-- Dennis, WV

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RussInMichigan

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#3 posted 975 days ago

Thank you, drbyte.

I went with a 16” Excalibur and I’m loving it.

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 975 days ago

saddletramp, a fellow Michiganian,

My daughter is a wonderful musician herself. She plays flute, sings like a sweet little songbird, composes music, plays the drum, and dabbles with the piano.

I like the bounce she captured with that pointed bottom toe. There really is a palpable energy there.

Have a great one.

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SPalm

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#5 posted 975 days ago

Sweet. I really like this version. She did a very nice job of capturing a jovial mood.

Makes me smile,
Thanks,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RussInMichigan

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#6 posted 975 days ago

Thanks Steve. Seems to be something inherently upbeat in it.

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 974 days ago

I have seen lots of kokopelli designs. i like hers alot..clean & has lots of movement.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 974 days ago

This is really cool, Russ! I am glad you are having fun with your saw! The more you use it, the more you are going to want to play!

The design is really nice, too! It is fun and happy and the Danish oil really makes the grain look nice. Great job all around!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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RussInMichigan

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#9 posted 974 days ago

Sheila,
My daughter had a lot of fun making the design. That’s in part why I asked you about your software tools. I’d like to be able to get designs like this kokopelli into a form which can be easily reproduced and resized.

You are right, by the way, that I’m having great fun with my saw, or, more accurately, our – my and my wife’s – saw. I can see my wife giving over many an hour to this saw. As one of her first pieces, she cut one of your kokopelli designs(SLDK176) from 1/8” baltic birch plywood, and she was thrilled with it. She really likes the saw, and we both really like your design.

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RussInMichigan

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#10 posted 974 days ago

michelletwo,
Thank you Michelle. I like the spring in this kokopelli’s step.

Have a great day.

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lizardhead

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#11 posted 974 days ago

I love the Kokopelli, and I play the Native American flute. Also have made a few flutes in the past 6 months. Tuning them is the hard part.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#12 posted 973 days ago

I am trying to figure who did the best work. Congratulations both.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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RussInMichigan

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#13 posted 972 days ago

Thank you very much, JumboJack.

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