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Christmas 2013 Gifts

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Project by anigan posted 107 days ago 384 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a used mastercraft scroll saw the fall and have been hooked ever since. I made a few Steve Good patterns and they turned out half decent so I decided I would try my hand at making a few Christmas gifts this year.

The first one is nutcracker ornament. My wife collects nutcrackers and its just not Christmas unless she gets a new one. I did buy her the traditional nutcracker, but this year I though Id scroll something for her nutcracker related. I searched high and low for a good nutcracker scroll pattern but had no luck finding one I liked. I ended up finding an image and using adobe illustrator and the live paint function to create my own pattern. I was impressed at how easily I could create a pattern using illustrator and have been playing around with it ever since (expect a few more custom scrolls in the future). She absolutely loved it!

The second gift was an ornament for my sons first Christmas. I based it on a Steve Good pattern but had to make a few alterations as I went. The top part of the ornament where the ribbon is suppose to be threaded through cracked in half when I was drilling an entry hole to scroll out the inside, so I cut it off and drilled a smaller hole on the ornament itself. I also had to resort to writing the lettering on the ornament with a paint pen as my scroll saw only accepts pined blades and there was no way I was going to be able to cut letters out using the large entry holes I have to drill to get the pins through.

I had lots of fun making these gifts, and with the reactions I got this year will defiantly be making more wooden gifts next year!





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#1 posted 107 days ago

Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 107 days ago

Great job

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

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