Scroll Saw Portraits

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 01-15-2010 04:24 AM 4235 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some examples of my attempt at scroll saw portraits. I developed the patterns from photographs. They are cut in 1/8 baltic birch ply using a #1 spiral blade. The sabertooth tiger was stack cut with two layers of 1/8” ply and 4 sheets of paper in the middle. The third picture shows the four paper cut outs. This worked out so well, I plan to do most of these types of cuttings that way. You end up with two wood cuts and 4 to 6 paper cuts that look great and seem to be very popular.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 04:31 AM

Great job! It takes some work to make patterns. Very well done!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 05:06 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 06:01 AM

Wow, this looks very trying on the patience. Stressful….one wrong move and off comes a tooth!
The completed product must be very satisfying however!
Nice job.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 07:16 AM

Great looking work

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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