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Project by LittlePaw posted 386 days ago 1115 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing monumental . . . just having fun and keeping my hands busy. One was carved for our Independence Day and the other two are going to be painted white to be worn for a formal occasion with a Tux – all with Basswood. I have two others in the works in Lacewood. Zebra wood might be good for this? The hardest part was carving all the way through the fold. Purist or not, it was too time consuming to cut through by hand, so I drilled a hole first and cut the rest of the fold with a scroll saw. By the way . . . I haven’t figured out how to program my drill and scroll saw so it could do the job while I go sip a tall one by the beach. I didn’t use a CNC machine since I don’t own one.
Pic #2 showing the back sides where I plan to attach button holders
Pic #3 showing under carving of the fold and tail
Critiques/suggestions are always welcome.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 386 days ago

I love them! I think they are really cool! :)

Sheila

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 386 days ago

Exquisite! No programmed machine could ever (well not currently) match your level of craftsmanship, and I hope it never does. Outstanding.

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

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MShort

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#3 posted 386 days ago

That is really cool. I love the patriotic paint scheme that you picked. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 386 days ago

Those are really cool! Nice way to keep idle hands from wondering away somewhere!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 386 days ago

Super job on the ties. I would have to have one of these since I wouldn’t know how to tie one :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 386 days ago

Very cool job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 386 days ago

The flag one means alot to me. Well done.

Stars and Stripes forever.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 386 days ago

Great to see you having fun! Too real and no one will notice? LOL! Nice craftsmanship.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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scrollsaw

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#9 posted 385 days ago

WOW! Great job.

-- Todd

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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 385 days ago

Very cool indeed

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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kiefer

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#11 posted 384 days ago

You got it figured and they tuned out great ,now take a break and go to the beach and have a cool one or two ,it’s time !

-- Kiefer 松

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Roger

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#12 posted 383 days ago

Purdy dang fancy. Nicely done

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

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 383 days ago

Nice work, Paul. It’s very creative and well done.

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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majuvla

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#14 posted 382 days ago

Funny experience I beleive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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