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Project by MichaelAgate posted 01-08-2013 12:16 AM 1916 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a scroll saw portrait of my family. We have another bun in the oven so next year I will have to update this one. Too bad there is no Photoshop for the scroll saw.

This was made with a #2 spiral on an 16” Excalibur

I used Gimp to transfer the photo to a pattern.

-- Michael and Matthew





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#1 posted 01-08-2013 12:21 AM

Projects like this just blow my mind…it shouldnt even be possible!

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 12:31 AM

Fantastic !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 12:41 AM

And just to clarify, what I meant by this not being possible is how to you find time to get out to the woodshop w/ 4 kids and one on the way?!

Seriously though, nice work.

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 12:42 AM

lol, thanks Marcus. 4 is nothing. have another in the oven, maybe twins. lol. Also, I made this on my son’s scroll saw. He has his scroll saw in his bedroom. lol Didn’t have to go out to the workshop at all. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 01:39 AM

Total wow! Some really nice scrolling. OH, and congrats on the upcoming bundle o joy.

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

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 01:42 AM

Thanks Roger, for both comments. We are excited for sure!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 02:25 AM

WOW FANTASTIC

-- lejeune,Qu├ębec

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 02:31 AM

That is really tremendous work. You captured the essence of your family portrait, which is no easy task. Congratulations on a very fine piece.

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

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 02:44 AM

LeJeune – Thank You!

HillbillyShooter – Thank You – It really is much easier than it looks.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 03:05 AM

Amazing

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 03:32 AM

Great Work Michael! Gotta love the Excalibur!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 03:44 AM

Thanks DonDA

Thanks Nate – I think we are going to need a 21” or the 30” Scroll sawing is addicting.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 04:23 AM

Step up to 3/4” maple and I assure you that you’ll have the world’s most unique trivet.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#14 posted 01-08-2013 04:35 AM

Wow, that looks great. You have done an great job capturing the photo so well with a scroll saw. To me its amazing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MichaelAgate

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#15 posted 01-08-2013 04:47 AM

Fuigb – great idea :)

Woodbridge – you are making me blush. It was actually so easy to do. There were 3 ingredients to making this.

1. A good Scroll Saw
2. GIMP (Free Program) Helps turn photo’s into patterns
3. MDF

I will do a video of one of the next portraits if I get the gusto to do so.

Thanks again everyone.

-- Michael and Matthew

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