Catch Your Dreams

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Cut from a 4” x 6” peice of cedar that was formally part of a dresser drawer. The patern was from Scroll Saw Village. I had to make some modifications to accomadate my material, equipment and abbilities but I hope I retained the original artists vision. The peice is curently unfinished, however I will work on that. thanks for taking a peek.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 07:49 PM

Very nice, I still don’t get how the inner cuts are made. Wait…ohhhhhhhhhhhhh…so you undo the little 6” blade after maybe drilling a pilot hole, fit the piece through the blade (drilled hole) then reattach blade and cut whatever?

Is that how it’s done? Boy, one must be patient for this kind of work for sure, great job!

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 08:11 PM

Great design. You have the patience of a saint! Can’t you get some sort of an automatic laser thing that would do that for you while you’re doing something less painstaking? :)

I’d bet that if you had a bunch of work like this you could put them all into a tumbling barrel with the right medium, abrasive and finishing oil/wax and they’d come out of there looking like the most amazing hand-rubbed pieces with softly rounded edges. I’ve done this with equally as fragile work many years ago in a home-made tumbling barrel.

Or you could find somebody who already has the barrel . . .

Just a thought. I have lots. Each worth what you paid for this one!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 08:54 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I find the process of scrolling to be both relaxing and rewarding. I wouldn’t want to give all that up to a computer controlled machine.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 08:55 PM

This is very nice. You did a fine job here.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 02-07-2013 09:40 PM

You did a great job on that! Really nice.

-- "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 02-07-2013 11:47 PM

That really is a great project! You did a wonderful job on it! ;)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 12:24 AM

thank you Sheila. those kind words from you mean a lot to me.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 12:45 AM

A beautiful piece and very nicely scrolled.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 02:04 AM

beautiful piece

-- thingamajigs

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