My two cent's worth

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Project by Allison posted 03-14-2008 04:36 AM 2066 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all I would like to thank everyone for the nice comments I received on my last project I posted, the elephant. In that post however I had meant to say more about the fact that it was from a stained glass pattern. That particular one came from this site. Almost all of the patterns there are free and in my opinion are all excellent patterns. I am telling you this because I have met some people on LJ’s that tell me they are either just starting out trying intarsia are thinking of giving it a try.I (personally) think that stained glass patterns are a good place to start. They aren’t as complex as some intarsia patterns and I find most of them very nice. I do warn anyone that if they go to the site I am talking about you may find your head swimming trying to figure out which patterns to do first! Which brings me to this post of the “panther”. I am posting this for the purpose of sharing using stencil patterns, another alternative for the beginner scroller (or not beginner) . I actually really like this project I made, and as you can tell it does not get any more simple than this. However I feel with this framed like this with the glass and all, (I did not make the frame)that it is quite nice. I have this one hanging above my computer. So for those LJer’s that have mentioned trying out scrolling, check out stencil patterns. A good place to look for them is on scrap booking sites. I have found a few nice ones looking at these type’s of sight’s. I encourage anyone that thinks they may like doing either scroll work or intarsia to give it a try! (And then go to a wonderful encouraging sight like the Lumberjock’s and you may become hooked such as I !!! ) This is made from a 1/4 inch piece of oak. PEACE!!! Allison

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 08:58 AM

Nice piece Allison, I always enjoy seeing your projects. I want to get back to my scroll saw one of these days – so many ideas, so little time.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 11:01 AM

Thanks Allison,

This is a nice “primer” on scrollsawing. I have had one on my list for some time and something like this would be a nice place to start.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 12:33 PM

Thanks for the tips Allison. I liked the elephant a lot.

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 12:36 PM

I agree.. a nice little “tutorial” re: starting out!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 05:14 PM

Author, Author !!!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 10:28 PM

Very nice allison, I just bought a scrowsaw yesterday so I will check out the stained glass sight. I need simple to start out with.

-- Billp

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