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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #13: "Reindeer Games" Layered Ornaments Part 3

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 750 days ago 2837 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The next step in cutting out the reindeer ornaments is cutting the reindeer itself, as well as the back board. It was important to cut the small detailed inside cuts first from the ornament, because it is at that point that the wood has the most support. While sometimes you may forget one or two inside cuts and can usually go back and cut them when you are finished (I believe I did this between the back legs of the deer in this video) it is best to try to cut all of the inside cuts first and then do the outer edge of the design.

Also in the video, I show a segment where in applying the hot glue to glue the two layers of wood together, the glue accidentally got on the design area itself. Since I use the extra strength hot glue, prying apart the pieces would have in all likelihood broken the delicate pieces. In order to rectify this situation and separate the pieces without doing them any damage, I simply put them in the microwave oven for ten seconds and I was easily able to separate the pieces.

The microwave heats up the glue, allowing it to let go much easier without additional pressure on the pieces. When doing this process, it is best to work quickly and using a small, sharp paring knife is quite helpful in prying the warmed pieces apart. Remember though to work quickly, and the glue re-sets very fast. If you feel that it is necessary to have additional warming time, I suggest you only try warming the pieces 10 seconds at a time. I find that one attempt is usually sufficient to loosen the pieces, although on the rare occasion additional time is needed. Use care when doing this process.

So without further hesitation, below is the video. As always, please comment here if you have questions so that others can benefit from them too. That also allows others here on Lumberjocks to answer and help out, as sometimes several perspectives are better than only one.

I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new from it too.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/scrollgirlcanada

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-- 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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Nicky

636 posts in 2718 days


#1 posted 749 days ago

You did a great job. I have enjoyed the vids and have learned a lot. Maybe now it’s time to dust off the scrollsaw and give this a try.

-- Nicky

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 749 days ago

I would love to hear how you do, Nicky! If you have any questions, just ask! :)

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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Nicky

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#3 posted 744 days ago

I’ve followed along your blogs and appriciate a masters offer of help.

My first problem eyesight. I see better (upclose) without glasses then with my glasses, but still not good enough to obtain the accuracy required. I thought about a visor with a magnafing lense. Any recommendation for the vision challenged? I’m not looking for medical advise, just curoius if you had a practical solution that you would like to share.

thanks

-- Nicky

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 744 days ago

Hi, Nicky:
I was like you a couple of years ago. It seemed like I couldn’t pinpoint my sight on the details. This occurred both in my painting and my scroll sawing and was quite troublesome. When I went to my eye doctor, she told me that as we approach a ‘certain age;’ this often happens with our eyes. I tried a couple of different pairs of bi-focal contact lenses (as I wear contacts) and they were helpful, but still not great. She then suggested that I try some of the dollar store “readers” glasses. I took her advice and I am amazed at the difference. I thought my career as a scroller and painter was over, but it helps quite a bit. Now I have several pairs of readers that I keep all over the house for reading, scrolling, painting and any other close work that I may have to do. To me, it was worth the risk of a dollar to give it a try. My eye doc said that the cheap readers are as good as the expensive ones you get at the drug store. It sure helps me a lot and it is something you may want to consider. I hope it helps you as it did me. Please let me know how you make out. I am happy you like the class. :)

Take care, 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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jeff robinson

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#5 posted 565 days ago

I realy like that you do these classes I’ve picked up a few pointers. Sheila have you tried putting glue on the edges of your wood .that seems to work for me then it wont interfere with the pieces your cutting out .

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 564 days ago

Yes, Jeff. Since I did the class, I have learned that I like hot gluing the wood together for stack cutting. It holds well and is fast and clean. The main thing that I discovered is to try really hard not to get the glue on the area that your piece is in. Keep it to the waste area. If it does stick, I found that putting the piece in the microwave for 10 second shots will loosen the hot glue so you can separate the pieces and remove it easier. Live and learn. :)

I am glad you like the class though. I learned from comments from others too!

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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nitewalker41

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#7 posted 539 days ago

Sheila….just want to say thanks for the info and video’s, I have been practicing from what you have posted and plan to continue….btw love the reindeer games…..did you ever do # 4 on the finishing? Thanks again for the info, it has been of much help and benefit to me. For sure will be checking out your pattern site soon…...JSM

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 539 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. Here is the link to part 4.

It shows how to sand delicate pieces and apply the mineral oil finish.

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 539 days ago

And there is a Part 5 also on the staining and gluing process that I used:

Perhaps I chose not to add these parts as classes here because it isn’t really part of the cutting process, but now I am wondering why I didn’t do so. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. If you would like to see more of my videos, you can go to my channel on YouTube and do so. The address is here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/scrollgirlcanada?feature=watch

Thanks again, and if you have any questions, just ask! :)

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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