Eagle Puzzle

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Project by DanaLynn posted 01-04-2014 02:51 AM 1275 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This eagle took me almost 5 hours to cut from a piece of cherry wood.

-- Dana, Indiana,

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 02:59 AM

You did a great job on your puzzle. I have cut Cherry before..did you notice much burn while cutting?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 03:08 AM

Not really Larry, I changed out blades frequently about every 20 – 25 minutes, which probably helped. Cherry does burn easy.

-- Dana, Indiana,

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 05:03 AM

First time I used cherry I made a serving dish cut on the scroll saw (I have been scrolling off and on since the late 70’s ) and boy did it burn. I sanded and sanded to get the marks out, and up until the day I sold the dish I would swear I still could see the burn marks in that darn thing. Since then I do as you, slow down, and keep sharp blades in the saw.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 12:41 PM

Great work that I probably would not have the patience for.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 01:41 PM

From one scroller to another – Nice work!

Here’s a great tip to prevent burning – cover the top with packing tape prior to affixing your pattern. The silicon in the tape lubricates the blade. And, as a bonus, it peels off easily so you don’t need any heat or chemicals to remove your pattern when completed!

Here's a blog I wrote a couple of years ago on this very topic.

I’ve cut 1 1/2” Cherry with no burning at all using this method. :-)

Keep up the great work.



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#6 posted 01-04-2014 04:18 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Dana, Indiana,

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 04:32 PM

That looks great. How thick is the cherry, and what size blade did you use?

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 12:21 AM

That is a great looking project and it looks like you had fun doing it. By the way if you don’t mind where did you get the design and how big is the puzzle? It really looks like a puzzle I would like to make and share with my granddaughters.
Thank You

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 03:20 AM

excellent/I do a little scrolling and I really appreciate the quality of work in your project.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#10 posted 01-05-2014 03:17 PM

The wood was about 7/8” thick. The puzzle pattern was taken from my “Animal Puzzles” Second Edition book by Judy and Dave Peterson. The puzzle stands about 10” tall

-- Dana, Indiana,

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#11 posted 01-05-2014 03:59 PM

Very nicely done, Dana.

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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#12 posted 01-06-2014 12:22 AM

This is really cool and love the design of it. Def takes ALOT of time to make one of these, especially out of cherry. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 02-13-2014 10:36 AM

beautifully, only where second paw?

-- p.s. if I incorrectly wrote something, I apologize for the Internet translator.

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