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Project by StayinBroke posted 01-04-2013 02:31 AM 755 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting was quite a challenge for me. And quite a headache (literally!) I cut this rose from 1/2” Yellowheart. I really hate to love this wood. Yellowheart is a beautiful tight grained wood, but ROCK HARD!!! I think I went through at least a dozen or so blades on this one. Due to all the details in this rose, I had to break it up into 3 or 4 nights of cutting about an hour or so at at time, each night ending with a headache. The night I finished it, I had such a bad headache it put me on my back for an hour. I had been getting headaches from longer sessions at the scroll saw, but this was the one that did it. The next day I called the optometrist and scheduled an eye exam, and the next week and a nice shiny new pair of glasses and now I’m scrollin’ happily once again!

-- I'm just me.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 02:36 AM

Truly outstanding! Roses are always hard to capture and you’ve done a tremendous job. Really like it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 02:45 AM

Very nice ,I like the design.

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 05:36 AM

Very nice.
Roses are one of my favorite motifs.
Well done.

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 05:47 AM

That’s a very unique cutting, very nicely done.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 05:28 PM

Well, look at you go!Truly an inspiring work!

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 09:25 PM

With that excellent piece, all the hard work paid off. Truly a work of art.

—www.sawblade.com

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