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Project by luv2learn posted 05-09-2012 10:11 PM 4214 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a Mother’s Day scroll saw pattern on Steve Goode’s Scrollsaw Workshop website. I took his pattern, scanned it, saved it as a jpg. file, then imported it into my Big Print software designed by Matthais Wandel of Woodgears

I doubled the size of the original pattern in the Big Print program, printed it, glued it to a piece of 1/4” hardboard, then cut it out on my scroll saw. I carved the sign on a 3/4” piece of cedar by tracing the pattern and using a 1/8” 60 degree V bit and a 1/8” up cut spiral bit in the router. I free hand cut the sign outline on my scroll saw.

This is just one more use for this handy little 3D pantograph. Now that I have the pattern made I could, if I wanted to, make several dozen of the same sign.

-- 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 05-09-2012 10:18 PM

Beautiful!

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 10:18 PM

Hey luv2learn!
You sure have a great system going on I must say! Do you ever sit down!!! Your like the Energizer Bunny!
I love how you make things happen!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 11:03 PM

Hey woodshaver,

I am not a great woodworker just a curious one. When I make a tool like this I want to know its limits, or rather the limits of my imagination for using it. I will turn 70 this year but I have at least a hundred times as many ideas and or projects I would like to do yet. So, they can sit me down when I am dead but until then I will continue to enjoy life, have fun in my shop (every day), and make sawdust :) By the way, I like making things happen it’s a lot of fun!! Oh, I usually take a nap around 4:00 in the afternoon just to regenerate :)

-- 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 05-09-2012 11:07 PM

Hey guys, I just sent this plaque to my 93 year old mother who still mows her own yard, rakes her own leaves, and can work circles around most folks half her age. Go mom!!

-- 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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#5 posted 05-09-2012 11:24 PM

Very clever.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 11:45 PM

I’m a bit mixed up…you say you cut a smaller piece out on your scroll saw, then carved the design on a piece of 3/4” of cedar and free hand cut the sign out line on your scroll saw. Did you use the Pantograph and care the design in the Cedar or just cut the larger design with the scroll saw? I did not see a picture of a design carved into wood on cut out and I was wondering. I like what you have done here.

When I went back and looked at your pictures again I see the carved design…sorry. Could you also carve the sign large like the one you scrolled?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 11:50 PM

Estos trabajos me gustan mucho. Felicitaciones es muy lindo

-- Hernan, Argentina

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#8 posted 05-10-2012 12:32 AM

Thats really nice scroll work and a great gift for one tough Mom

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

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 05-10-2012 12:44 AM

Nanny, Gracias por sus amables palabras.

Thanks Martyroc.

Hawaiilad,
Yes it is possible to carve the design in full scale but that takes another tool called a router duplicator. I have been researching these tools and trying to develop a plan in my mind on how to make one. Stay tuned my friend

-- 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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#10 posted 05-10-2012 01:15 AM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 05-10-2012 07:29 PM

hey love2learn thats a pretty impressive build looks great.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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