Scroll saw portrait

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I haven’t done a scroll saw portrait for awhile and I need a gift for a friend that has a lot of elk on his property. So I put this together. It is 1/8” baltic birch ply and cut with a 2/0 blade on my trusty dewalt. There are over 1000 inside cuts. Sorry for the flash in the picture was having a very difficult time getting a picture. Hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 09:29 PM

Very nice work,so impressive.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 10:00 PM

Lovely picture, the light looks like beautifil moonlit night!!
Merry Christmas.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 10:00 PM

Ops, should have read “beautiful”

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:19 PM

I was thinking the same thing, looks like moonlight. Very nice detail work.

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:03 AM

Very beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 01:12 AM

Nice! Very intricate.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 01:12 AM

Looks like a lot of tedious details there, John. Excellent work.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 01:54 AM

wow, nice work and great patience

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 02:23 AM

Brilliant work!

Great lines and crisp corners – a fantastic effort.

This looks like a Charles Dearing Pattern – very intricate.


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#10 posted 12-25-2012 03:19 AM


What a wonderful gift for your friend. I am very sure it will be treasured.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 12-25-2012 03:32 AM

Thanks all.

Bob – I did the pattern myself from a photo. Thanks for the complement, I know Dearing does some great patterns.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 12-25-2012 04:45 AM

Even more impressive of the fine art you’ve created, and, you couted the cuts… Holy Moly!!!! This is way kool. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-25-2012 01:09 PM

Absolutely wonderful ! I have never used such a small blade on a power scroll saw. Did you manage to get through the entire project without breaking any blades? In any case, you did a gorgeous piece. ..Merry Christmas.

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#14 posted 12-25-2012 02:13 PM

Wonderful and intricate scroll saw picture
I admire your patience and the Christmas star (flash ) just adds to the picture like it was meant to be there .

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 12-25-2012 02:46 PM

Great job , I have never tried this skill , maybe soon.

-- Dubb , WV

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