|Project by Woodbutcher3||posted 09-03-2012 11:24 PM||755 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is a project I did a while back to try out some duplicate scroll sawing.
In the late 70’s/early 80’s, I took Tae Kwon Do with Jeff Smith (Heavy weight fighting Champion in the 80’s – doggone was he fast!) when he taught for Joon Rhee (“Nobody bothers me”).
Later, I thought it would be neat to reproduce their three color emblem in 3d to put on a plaque with my belts. I copied the one fighter, then stacked the 1/8th in wood to cut. I painted the pieces w/ acrylic, tied on a little black belt on the top one and glued them all together.
I used a Shopsmith Scroll Saw to do the work. They actually made improvements to their original design and that helped improve the ease of use. It was a pretty good machine. My wife actually gave me the Shopsmith in 1983 for Christmas while we were stationed in Hawaii (USMC ~ Kaneohe) with little space to woodwork. It barely fit in the shed we had in the carport.
Thanks to Rance I got wind of a great sale Woodcraft had on the Delta Scroll saw last year and paid about half the normal price as they cleared out their stock to make room for the new models.
Since I got the Delta, I’ve cut out about 100 Pine Derby cars in all shape and sizes for a couple races different churches were having. It’s easy to transport on the stand (the Shopsmith would not be that easy). And, it’s always fun (and usually a challenge) to help the kids with what they think up.
-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.