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Project by MichaelAgate posted 01-28-2013 12:38 AM 873 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began this portrait last night. All in all took about 10 hrs. It’s 11×16. The photo is from the opening of Rideout Tool and Machine’s St. John’s Newfoundland store back in 1940. In the photo – Rowland Rideout, his wife and the tall guy is Andre Richard (Rocket Richards brother) No idea why he is there but he is.

Reason for the portrait. Rideout tools have been so helpful to Matthew and I that I wanted to do this as a gift for all they do. I have a few more to do for some others helpers as well. Anyhoodle, here is the finished portrait for Rideout tools.

-- Michael and Matthew





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:53 AM

wow that’s amazing ,I would have guessed it took days not hours.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MichaelAgate

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 12:56 AM

a1Jim, thanks :) It’s all in the quick change blade and tensioning device on the Excalibur. If I were to do this on a scroll saw that used tools for blade changes, this would be murderous to take on.

-- Michael and Matthew

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 04:22 AM

Very nice scrolling.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 04:33 PM

Amazing portrait! Surely a great gift and tribute.

—www.sawblade.com

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MichaelAgate

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 05:06 PM

Thanks Hawiilad – Was tedious but fun.
Thanks Fishinbo :) – Hopefully they will enjoy the unique piece.

-- Michael and Matthew

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Roger

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 10:57 PM

Incredible, and, very intricate.

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

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MichaelAgate

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 02:57 AM

Thanks Roger. This one had a little more detail than my previous. pays off in the end.

-- Michael and Matthew

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 12:19 AM

Classic!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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MichaelAgate

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#9 posted 01-30-2013 09:48 PM

Thanks Cosmo35 :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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SeanRed

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 04:43 PM

All I can say is “Wow”, I have just started scroll sawing, I hope to be able to do that in a few hundred years time.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 04:45 PM

Very skillful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MichaelAgate

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#12 posted 03-08-2013 01:25 PM

Thanks Guys! :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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