Valentine Box

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Project by ldl posted 02-15-2012 03:19 PM 1803 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first serious scroll saw project since I got my Dewalt 788 Scroll saw. It is a Valentine Box for my wife. I put the dark heart on the lid to have a shadow effect. It is unfinished because she is the finisher so she will have to finish it to her satisfaction.

Funny thing happened. I got up Tues morning and glued the dark heart on the lid. Lo and behold when I looked at it I had put it on the wrong side of the lid. To my surprise it read “Eb enim”. Had to quickly remove it and glue to other side. I waited till the glue dried and sanded the glue from the face.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 03:31 PM

Wow…beautiful! Amazing scroll work!

-- Jason K

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 03:44 PM

Great looking box, and great save.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 03:47 PM

Nice scroll work. You could have told her that “EB ENIM” was your secret code for “I Love You”. Glad you caught it in time.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 12:16 AM

Great use of a new tool. And making something for your wife with a new tool. Very good thinking!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 02:15 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. She was very pleased. I placed it on her pillow. Needless to say I heard an exclamation later.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 06:27 AM

Great little box Dewayne. I am ready to order the Dewalt 788 this week. Do you have any regrets about this scroll saw ??? Would you buy something different. Thanks…................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 03:53 AM

So far it is smooth as glass and quiet. It takes a little gettin used to the process of loosen tension on blade, release blade, remove and insert blade in new hole, Tighten blade, set tension again but I guess that is just part of the process.

My other scroll saw was a little craftsman I bought in the 80’s. It bit the dust several years ago. A friend of mine got a porter cable a few months ago and he likes it. Probably like they say you usually like best what you start out with.

I heard many good reports here about the 788 being the better of the mid priced saws so I bit the dust and went ahead and bought it. Reviews said not to get the light as it was crap so I didn’t. Got to get a light though. I also went with the deadman foot switch. Wouldn’t be without it. So convenient just to raise your foot to stop and not have to hunt for the switch. Like the adds say you can keep both your hands on the wood.

I like the arm mentioned by Godofbiscuits in my other post on the brace. I bought some aluminum angle to try it on mine just haven’t got to it yet. It does get old raising the arm every time you change holes. I tried something diff yesterday and that was not raise the arm each time. Most of what I have done to date is small stuff and for that it werks great. Probably if I was doing a larger piece it would be necessary to raise it.

Gettin back to your question would I buy something diff, probably not but I haven’t tried the more expensive ones like the Excalibur etc.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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