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Project by triviasteve posted 10-15-2016 11:52 PM 1342 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been way too busy adulting and otherwise working. haven’t even seen my shop in a few months :-( but had some time and I had been wanting to do this pattern for a while. It was in one of the scroll saw magazines, and if I recall correctly, it’s a Sue Mei pattern.

Made of 1/2” oak. cut with #1 spiral blades.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 11:58 PM

Steve that is really great. I have got to clear the decks and backlog so I can get to using my scroll saw. You’ve inspired me. Thank You.

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#2 posted 10-16-2016 01:19 AM

Wow. That is really beautiful.

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#3 posted 10-16-2016 03:38 AM

Woah for a “newbie” thats some scroll work.

Very nice but far too complicated for me!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-16-2016 05:29 PM

Very nicely done! How many holes?

I hope you stack-cut so you have at least a few.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 10-16-2016 06:09 PM

less than 100 holes… and no, since it’s 1/2” and oak, i didn’t stack cut. i generally don’t like to go more than 3/4” thick with anything. #5 spirals go through the oak pretty well, but if you’re doing detailed fretwork, I really like the #1’s, but #1’s take a while to do their thing. I can go much faster with baltic birch, but I wasn’t in this for speed.

I almost exclusively use spiral blades. I really like the control I have with them. I’m working on another project at the moment, and even though the material is mostly 3/8” oak, I’m reluctant to stack cut since I’m using the #1’s on it. Since it’s not production work, and this will be a piece for my personal collection, I’m ok with taking my time on it. I’m keeping track of the hours I have on it, because I know someone’s going to ask when I’m done with it. This upcoming project is the most challenging project I’ve ever attempted. And besides, I find it’s a great way for me to relax, sitting behind the scroll saw. That, and I can work at night quietly – which is about the only time I can find to get in the shop nowadays.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#6 posted 10-17-2016 04:56 AM

WOW! Very impressive scrollsaw work. Realy detailed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-17-2016 06:20 PM

Super nice looking…..

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

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#8 posted 10-20-2016 02:32 PM

That is a great cut of a neat pattern.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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