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Many thanks to MichaelAgate for his excellent blog on how to use Gimp to create the patterns for this type of work. Here is a link to his blog.
http://lumberjocks.com/MichaelAgate/blog/34177

This is a picture of my Mom and Dad. I plan to give it to my mom for her birthday this month. Its .25” baltic birch with a walnut frame that I dyed black and finished with a few coats of lacquer. The overall dimension is about 16X22 inches which makes it pretty big for this type of work (I think).

This was the first time I’ve done scroll work like this. I think I had more fun learning the computer software than sitting hunched over the scroll saw, but in the end I think its a pretty good present that both my mom and dad will enjoy.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 516 days ago

You done a great job and it a great gift to.Thank you for sharing this project.If you have any question about scroll or design just ask.

-- Todd

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MichaelAgate

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#2 posted 516 days ago

Tom,
Making the pattern is just half the battle. Glad you found the tutorial helpful. The real deal is the actual cutout, and man, you nailed it. Your mom and dad will cherish this forever. Excellent work. Excellent!!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 516 days ago

Wow, great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 516 days ago

I’d say you did a great job of pattern making and cutting. What type of blade did you use?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#5 posted 516 days ago

Exceptionally nice scrolling there.

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 516 days ago

Beautiful work. Congratulations, Tom.

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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smiod

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#7 posted 516 days ago

Great job…being an ex-illustrator, this intrigues me…don’t think this old dog wants to learn the secrets of a scroll saw….lol! After cabinets, entertainment centers, bars…etc this would be a little less stressful on the body but still very rewarding. Nice work and a great keepsake!

-- stan, oxford, mi smiod2@aol.com Make all the finest joints but the only thing they will remember is the finish!

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smiod

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#8 posted 516 days ago

Oh..Gimp is a great program along with sketchup. I use both very often. Gimp is frustrating at first but I recreated the posted videos and eventuslly the functions set in and it becomes easier.

-- stan, oxford, mi smiod2@aol.com Make all the finest joints but the only thing they will remember is the finish!

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