Canada Goose

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Project by Keith Fenton posted 09-15-2013 03:21 PM 1429 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have designed and cut a couple more wildlife patterns since my last posting on Lumberjocks (see ), one of which was this goose.

Sometimes, in cases like this, things just work out right and I wind up with a pleasant surprise when I am finished cutting. The linework that I was cutting from really gave little indication that the finished project was going to turn out so nice. Getting just a little more negative space in the right places inside the main subject does really make a project like this turn out a little better than it would have otherwise. It is also very challenging for me to make backgrounds for wildlife without doing the same thing over and over again but this background was both different and decent looking. So far this has been my favorite design of my “Leaf Bordered” series.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 03:38 PM

Beautiful work, Keith. The sort of intricacy and skill in scroll work that I don’t even have a hope of copying.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 05:32 PM

Another great pattern Keith! I don’t know how you can pick “a favorite”! They are all great. Thanks for sharing this project with us mere mortals.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 05:38 PM

Thanks Martyn. Surely with just a little practice you could cut one of these. This plaque isn’t particularly hard. There were just a couple of feathers that were a bit challenging. Seriously just a bit. I just switch to a smaller blade (#2/0) when I think something might be a little tight to navigate. A nice fresh #2/0 is easy to control and at the same time not as aggressive as a larger blade making it slower and more forgiving in tight spots. A saw that is not aggressive helps tremendously as well, although practice can overcome a mediocre saw at least for the most part.

I have tried to keep this wildlife series from being too intricate or difficult to cut. The straight edges are probably the easiest thing to mess up.

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 06:00 PM

Oh I’m not saying that you’ve made it overly complicated, Keith. Just that I’m a complete novice and that the sort of hand/eye co-ordination necessary for free-hand work is not my particular forte. As for messing up straight edges, I know what you mean (in my latest blog).

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 06:10 PM

This is awesome. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 09-15-2013 06:12 PM

This is good looking scroll saw work and a nice project.

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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#7 posted 09-15-2013 10:59 PM

hey keith, you have cut a beautiful bird, and the canadian goose at that, when i was in alaska i worked in a building that was right across from a lake, and these geese were always there, they would waddle over to where we worked , always beautiful to watch and listen to…you have done a great job here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 03:26 AM

I love all of your designs Keith. Beautiful work!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 04:43 PM

Beautiful work!

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

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