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What Are You Doing?

by William
posted 12-21-2012 01:06 PM


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#1 posted 12-21-2012 01:07 PM

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 01:08 PM

It is 20×40”.
It is based on a coffee table I built for my Mom a couple of years ago.
My wife loved the top, but we don’t use a coffee table.
So I’m making it a wall hanging by putting it in a large shadowbox frame.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:03 PM

Just got started using the scroll saw. I found a tutorial on the web and did this. My first attempt at intarsia.

The woods are maple, cedar for the paw pads, and aromatic red cedar for the scarf.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 06:08 PM

I’m pricing scroll saws! :)

http://chicago.craigslist.org/search/tla?query=scroll+saw&srchType=A&minAsk=&maxAsk=&hasPic=1

Been keeping an eye on CL for a couple of weeks.. hope to get one soon.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 07:28 PM

All of my pickguards are cut out on my scrollsaw. The only way to get great edges that need very little touchup before being inlaid into the top of the body of the guitar…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 07:32 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/3492203519.html

Ted you should be flying out of your house and checking this
one out. Get prices on the parts needed and you just might be
set for a long time.

Good luck.

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 07:46 PM

I just took out my scroll saw thats been tucked away for years. bhack, where did you find that tutorial? Looks like an interesting type of project that I’d like to try. Seen lots of awesome work on here. Great topic post William.

-- Tom, Northwest Wisconsin

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 08:35 PM

tomcat here is the tutorial

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 12:31 AM

Thank you all for your comments. I was starting to think this avenue was going to be a dead end.

Ted, I would be so all over that Hegner that wahoo posted. Oh, I forgot. Buying something requires money. Ted, I’d so be all heartbroken if that Hegner was in my area.

bhack, are you sure that’s your first intarsia piece? It looks great. It being your first though makes it look fantastic!

Tennessee, we’d love for you to post a photo or two here of the guitar picks.

I hope all of you are having a great Christmas.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 01:51 AM

William, that picture looks wonderful and thats a great idea about putting it in a shadow box.

Bhack, I have to agree that is a nice looking first project for intarsia.

I am working on a portrait of a fallen soldier. It’s part of a group of scrollers from portrait freedom. There are people that do the patterns and there are people that do the cutting. We then send the portraits the family that ordered the portraits. www.portraitfreedom.shutterfly.com

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 02:01 AM

Discovering that my scroll saw can’t be made pinless and will be hitting craigslist in the new year. I recently saw a few deltas that were new or nearly so going for 100-150 and the wife is totally behind my upgrading.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 02:21 AM

I have been watching that Hegner for 2 weeks but can’t come up with the $300 or a way to get out to McHenry. I think it’s about 50 miles and I don’t have wheels. Anyway, it’s out of my reach.. too bad. I’ll probably find something close to me int he $100 range to get me started.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 03:07 AM

I use a Delta SS250. I bought it on clearance for less than a hundred bucks. I love it. I know I can’t afford one of the higher end saws. For ya’ll who have seen my work though, I think the Delta does alright.
I finished the wall hinging today.

Also, not scroll saw related, but I also finished up a frame for my son today.

It’s gotten late on me tonight. I will post these in the projects section as soon as I can.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 03:32 AM

That’s ensuring to know, William. I had a nice old 24” Craftsman industrial model a few years back, but didn’t know what I had and sold it really cheap. Kicking myself for that now.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#15 posted 12-26-2012 04:55 AM

I’ve been doing a lot of small projects lately. Mostly jewelry. Wooden crosses with wire and beads. I sold my hitachi scroll saw last spring and finally found an RBI Hawk on craigslist. It’s awesome! Unfortunately, The weather has been cold and I’ve been working full time. I bought some wood last week and want to start a large intarsia project soon.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#16 posted 12-26-2012 05:57 AM

Very cool cross, Terri. I look forward to seeing the upcoming intarsia project.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#17 posted 12-26-2012 11:40 AM

That is some cool jewelry terrilynne.

I haven’t done a whole lot of intarsia. Everytime I see nice examples though, like bhack’s on this thread, it makes me want to get my butt in gear.

I love combining my scrolling skills with other types of wood work. I like that because it shows what value scrolling can have in accenting an already nice project. Well, anyway, I was recently given plans for a toy chest with a huge Noah’s Ark themed intarsia front. I’m thinking about blowing the dust off my old 24” Craftsman and working on that this spring.
One thing that has always kept me from doing much intarsia was lack of access to a variety of woods. Between the help of fellow Lumberjocks though, and now having the access to resaw it all without wasting most of it on the planer, I now have access to about eight different woods. So I guess I am out of excuses.

Terrilynne, what is your analysis of the Hitachi scroll saw? And what model was it? The Lowes that is about thirty miles from me often puts their Hitachi scroll saw on sales pretty reasonable, as scroll saws go. I’ve been reluctant to try it though because I haven’t heard much on that saw.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#18 posted 12-26-2012 12:28 PM

William,
I will be watching this forum for sure. I have had my Scrollsaw for many years before I got into WW per say, and used it exclusively for model building. Now that I am WW-ing, I am looking at my Scrollsaw with new eyes. Currently I am distracted with the prospects of buying a lathe for the first time. And that is a money hole in its own right… ;-)

But who’s to say… I need to start thinking about how to include some scrolling work into some of my future projects (furniture pieces at the moment). Very happy to see Scrolling as a new forum! Thanks LJs!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#19 posted 12-26-2012 07:28 PM

William, My Hitachi was the same one from Lowes. I used it for 2 years. The knob to tilt the table is plastic and broke the first week. The pinless blades don’t stay tight, I would even clean the oil off and rough the ends up with sandpaper to help keep it tight. Then the plastic throat plate on the table around the blade wasn’t flush with the table and was a real pain when cutting small pieces. After 2 years the switch started shorting out and Mike fixed it then I got rid of it. I paid 179.00 for it at Lowes and used the heck out of it so I guess I got my moneys worth, but it did frustrate me. I made some great projects with it I guess it’s just a matter of what you get used to. After finding my RBI Hawk recently on craigslist, I wonder how I ever managed to use the Hitachi at all. It would be a good saw for someone just starting to see if they like to scroll but I think someone with your talent would be disappointed with it. Keep your eye on craigslist and see if you can find a better saw.Also check the local pawn shops sometimes you can find some great deals there.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#20 posted 12-27-2012 12:17 AM

Thank you Terrilynne. I know not to mess with that one now. It sounds a lot like some of the same issues I had with my first saw, a Ryobi. I cut some good projects on that saw, and like you, didn’t know how I ever did after getting a better saw.

Mike, I know you’ve seen some of my projects. Scroll work can absolutely be a nice addition to a lot of furniture pieces. Of course, it isn’t for everyone. If you ever do get the scrolling bug though, you start looking for ways to incorporate scroll work into everything you do.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#21 posted 01-05-2013 01:13 AM

I love the seascape William.
Have you ever thought of trying marquetry?
You already have most of the skills.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#22 posted 01-05-2013 02:10 AM

I have thought of trying marquestry.
I’ve also thought (A LOT) about building one of those chevelets like you built.
My problem is there is so much I want to do.
I will get around to it all one day if I live long enough.

I did not post it here because my current project has very little scroll work in it, but I’m currently working on a marble machine.
Here’s where I’m at right now.
All the main pieces are made and I’m busy doing a lot of sanding and fine tuning.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#23 posted 01-05-2013 03:44 AM

I like making all sorts of things with my scrollsaw. This knife was new to me and was fun to make.

-- Scott, Columbus, Ohio

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#24 posted 01-05-2013 03:46 AM

That looks nice Scott.
I’ve seen those knife designs in several of the catalogs they send me way too often.
I have thought about maybe making some of those one day.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#25 posted 01-05-2013 06:03 AM

I love the Rube Goldberg marble machine William.
Your own design?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#26 posted 01-05-2013 10:49 AM

I wish I were that smart Shipwright, but no, I just loved the thought of building it.
The plans came from Forest Street Designs.
However, you never know. The actual thing looks complicated, but it is quite simple. It’s just a series of switches, diverters, troughs, and common sense arrangements. I may just create my own design one day.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#27 posted 01-05-2013 03:10 PM

Have you ever seen this one? I think it’s the best I’ve seen.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#28 posted 01-06-2013 01:46 AM

Thanks.
That is just the coolest thing I’ve seen all day, and I’ve been playing with the marble machine most of the day.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#29 posted 01-06-2013 04:13 PM

Back to the posted question, I’m working on this. I’ve started a blog on it here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#30 posted 01-06-2013 10:41 PM

Very nice Shipwright.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#31 posted 01-06-2013 10:42 PM

I haven’t typed up a project post yet, but I finished the marble chest and am thinking seriously about starting another one.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#32 posted 01-07-2013 12:44 AM

Looks very cool William. Did you fear losing your marbles at any point?
The video is good but it might be a bit better from farther back if that can be done and still show the action.
I don’t feel I’m getting the full effect.
Maybe you just have to be there.
Anyway, great little machine, Rube would be proud of you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#33 posted 01-07-2013 12:50 AM

You do have to be there Shipwright.
I have a crappy camera and extremely limited (as in, none) video taking skills.
I done the best I could to just show it all. I was unhappy with it too, but after hours of messing with it, decided it was good enough and posted it.
I do have a video from further back. You can hear the noise, but can’t see the marbles at all.
I did post the project if you’d like to see more photos though.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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