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Project by scoops posted 982 days ago 698 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d brag a little and upload pictures of “On the Prowl” which was one of my entries in this years Competition/Exhibition at the Bribie Island Woodcrafters. Bribie Island is in south east Queensland (Australia) I was fortunate enough to be awarded the “Trevor Peters Award for Excellence” which is selected by all the judges. Trevor was the founding member of the Bribie Island Woodies and after he sadly passed away several years ago it was decided to change the name of the award from Grand Champion to Trevor Peters Award for Excellence.
The pattern for the Cheetah was originally a Jeff Zaffino pattern (wonder where he is now?). I used Finnish (Baltic?) Birch, with black velvet backing.
This is my first project on Lumberjocks, after Larry (Degoose) introduced me to this site. I have been scrolling for several years and gradually progressed through a couple of scrollsaws before finally seeing the light and saving up until I could afford an Excalibur. I subscribe to “Creative Woodworks & Crafts” which I eagerly look forward to for the new patterns.
(I’m the good looking guy on the left!)
Thanks for looking,
Scoops

-- yesterday today was tomorrow





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 982 days ago

fantastic ,unbelievable , amazing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 982 days ago

Truly beautiful cutting and picture! Boy, do you have a lot of patience! It is just simply amazing, like Jim said!

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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BarbS

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#3 posted 981 days ago

What a Beautiful scroll project! Very impressive, and Welcome to LumberJocks!

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 981 days ago

Hello scoops

Congratulations

It’s a fantastic work

What type of scroll saw blades did you use for this project ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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scoops

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#5 posted 981 days ago

Thanks to all for your kind comments, I don’t think I have a lot of patience, just looking for an excuse to be out in the shed! Must confess I could only work for an hour or so at a time on this before my patience would run out! there were a number of times when it nearly ended up in the trash bin, believe me! It’s an honour for me to have experts like Sheila Landry looking at my work, thank you so much.
On this project I mainly used #1 & #2 Spiral blades (The “new” ones) I normally don’t do a lot of work with spirals, but I’ve found that a lot of Jeff Zaffino’s patterns do require using spirals
Thanks again and Merry Christmas.

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 969 days ago

Hi Scoops;

That is a remarkable piece of work!

Great job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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scoops

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#7 posted 969 days ago

Thanks, Lee. I’ve admired your work especially that table. I used to do a lot of marquetry and really like that inlay. Being sorta dumb I’m not smart enough to make my own jigs etc. and always envious of people who can put things like that together! I agree with you about wenge, can be very hard to work!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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