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Project by luv2learn posted 03-16-2012 01:20 AM 1252 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just had to come up with a project so that I could try out my new DeWalt scroll saw. I made this for a Texas rancher friend of ours. The original design was supposed to be cut from an 8”x12”x 1/4” thick material which would then be hung on the wall. I wanted it to be free standing so I used 3/4” thick pine and free formed the outline of the head and base.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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#1 posted 03-16-2012 01:45 AM

Great looking piece. The next saw I buy Laura will be the DeWalt wish I would of bought it instead of the one I bought her over a year ago.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 02:47 AM

That’s beautiful scroll work, nice job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 03:31 AM

Dennis, I used the DeWalt today to cut some 14 degree bevels on some wooden gear teeth. A nice feature of this saw is that the table tilts both ways. It made cutting the bevels a snap. I also like the variable speed.

Thanks Martin!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 12:52 PM

this is really awesome. being 25 miles away from Churchhill Downs, home to the ever famous Kentucky Derby, this is a gr8 piece of decor

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 02:49 PM

I am amazed at the forethought that must go into cutting a project like this. I have never done any type of scrollsaw work, but the more I see, the more interested I become.
Thanks for sharing a really nice piece of art!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 03:17 PM

Beautiful!
Whos pattern is this , if yours may I copy it?

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 03:43 PM

Roger, thanks for the kind comments. Enoelf, scroll sawing can be addictive and easy to learn, the one piece of advise I have is to get a quality scroll saw. Marter1229, here is the pdf file link that I started with: http://www.stevedgood.com/thehorse.pdf This is an awesome website and Steve Good is a great guy who shares his knowledge and patterns for free. He also has some very good how-to videos.

As with most things I do, I started with his design and then improvised. I didn’t want a wall hanging, I wanted a free standing piece. Feel free to copy away, I don’t mind and Steve posted it on his site as a free pattern from his catalog.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 04:40 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 05:31 PM

I first thought is was an eagle. Then I saw shape of an horse in its wing, and though; “That’s cool. Two animals in one shape”. Then I realized it wasn’t an eagle to begin with. A bit of a disappointment :-P.

It look great, and nice adaption of making it stand, instead of hang.

Maybe I’ll adapt it to make it look more like an eagle. Nice gestalt psychology test, to see which of the 2 animals people see in it. Thanks for sharing.

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