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Project by sublime4life40 posted 11-25-2007 05:21 AM 2111 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,heres a few pieces that were fun to make.I scrolled these american projects out of oak.The 1st one. I call lady liberty,its 3/4” oak 13”X9 1/4”.The 2nd. I call freedom ,its 1/4” oak 10”x7 1/4”.The 3rd is called Home of the brave.Its 1/2 oak 8”X 4 1/2”.All these pieces were patterns from Creative Woodcrafts mag.I like alot of there patterns.They have great topics and fine artist.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#1 posted 11-25-2007 05:36 AM

cool stuff ! do you sell it or just make it for yourself ?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 11-25-2007 05:49 AM

Man you do nice scrollwork. I have no desire to do it myself but I appreciate the talent of others in this area of woodworking.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 11-25-2007 06:06 AM

Thanks for the comments.I mainly make them for friends and familly as Christmas,birthday gifts.One day I plan on breakin out on my owen , going to shows and tryng my luck.It does take alot of time to make some projects but its well worth it ,everytime you see it hanging on the wall.You feel pretty great.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#4 posted 11-25-2007 06:27 AM

Those look great. What finish do you put on them?


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#5 posted 11-25-2007 09:33 AM

Nice work Rick. I bet those stars in the first two pieces were a bear to cut – they really came out nicely and kind of set off the whole project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 11-25-2007 02:12 PM

Anyone that can guide a scroll saw like that has my respect. Nice work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 11-25-2007 05:17 PM

Wow Rick, those came out very nice. I have the same patterns from the same mag, but don’t feel my control of the scroll saw would do those patterns justice at this time, but hopefully soon I will be able to tackle them.
Wasn’t it hard cutting thru the oak? I tried it once with the scroll sawn baskets I have been making and I thought it was a bear to cut the wood with those skinny blades.

-- Lori

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#8 posted 11-26-2007 03:47 AM

I used tung oil on all 3.The ribbon has red oak stain from minwax with tung oil also.I think the stars on the first two were the hardest part.The oak wood was very slow at cutting, I think ,I changed blades on an average of 3 to 4 times on the thicker projects.I use alot of #2 type blades,even though the wood is thicker.It seems like you get better detail with a thinner blades.You also use more blades but they dont cost that much 12 blades for $ 3.00. I mainly use Olson blades.I takes alot of time to get your cuts to go where you want them.and after a while it just comes natural. Thanks everyone.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#9 posted 11-26-2007 04:23 AM

Rick, you are doing a very nice job with the scroll saw. Have you considered doing your own original patterns? I think you could go a long ways with original work. Keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 05:42 PM

Great scrolling, Rick. I just started using the scroll saw, but have a ways to go to get to where you are!

The small details are great. Keep up the good work!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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