My First Scroll Saw Project

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Project by doug_w posted 922 days ago 2030 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 922 days ago

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

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#2 posted 922 days ago

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

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#3 posted 922 days ago

Absolutely super!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 922 days ago

Well done…

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

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#5 posted 922 days ago

Great scroll saw work super workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 922 days ago

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 922 days ago

very nice :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#8 posted 922 days ago

First project? Wow! Nicely done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 922 days ago

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 922 days ago

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 922 days ago

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 922 days ago

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

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#13 posted 922 days ago

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 920 days ago

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 912 days ago

Superb job for a first project! Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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