My First Scroll Saw Project

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Project by doug_w posted 01-20-2012 10:56 PM 2700 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My two sons gave me a Delta scroll saw for Christmas and this is my first project using it. An amazing tool and lots of fun. The picture is of my younger son on his wedding day three years ago. It is going to be hard for me to wait for an occasion to give it to them.

-- Doug, Georgia

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 11:07 PM

So nice, so accurate, so gentle. I like your choosen to do this photo.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 11:18 PM

If that’s your first, don’t let it be the last! Great job.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 12:18 AM

Absolutely super!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 12:52 AM

Well done…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 01:29 AM

Great scroll saw work super workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 02:50 AM

Damn nice work!

If this in indeed your first piece then you also have a natural knack for this type of art. It took me a dozen or so cuttings before I was able to produce something similar to the quality you came up with on the first outing.

Keep up the great work, and welcome to the club!!!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:55 AM

very nice :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 03:55 AM

First project? Wow! Nicely done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 06:13 AM

Yeah, I’m gonna have to echo everyone else on this one and say, “DANG!!!”. Very impressive work, even for an experienced scroll sawyer, let alone someone who cranked out a masterpiece on the virgin run. You have a gift, my friend.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 04:08 PM

Doug you have a good steady hand. Nice job. What software are you using to convert the photo into a line drawing?

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 05:42 PM

Great job, I don’t use my scroll saw much. I think you have a natural talent doing this. They will love this!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 06:41 PM

Great job, I’m sure it’ll become a family treasure.

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 07:17 PM

Terry – I just open the photo in photoshop and use the pen tool to trace the lines I want.

-- Doug, Georgia

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 07:06 AM

Wow… you did a great job of reducing the photo into a great pattern… and you did a great job of cutting it. Verrrry nicely done.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#15 posted 01-30-2012 08:42 PM

Superb job for a first project! Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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