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Project by Betsy posted 11-28-2007 06:41 AM 2393 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a short lived foray into doing some scroll saw portraits. I actually did one of my brother and his son and one of my Mom and Dad. Didn’t take pictures though. Rats on that one.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine





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#1 posted 11-28-2007 06:51 AM

Nice Betsy. You say you had a short lived foray in scrolling – does that mean you gave it up or simply put it on the back burner for awhile?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 11-28-2007 07:10 AM

put it on the back burner. I actually like to scroll and do a pretty fair job of it. But I have to have a project that “speaks” to me to make me want to sit down and do it. I’ve made chess sets, clocks, those types of things.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 11-28-2007 07:17 AM

I know what you mean about sitting down to do it. I bought a Hawk Scrollsaw 5 or 6 years ago and I’m ashamed to say it – but I doubt I have 10 hours of use on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#4 posted 11-28-2007 09:14 AM

Betsy -

That is absolutely awesome! You should consider posting a blog detailing the process . . . I am sure a number of your fellow Lumberjocks are going to be facinated with this piece!

David

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#5 posted 11-28-2007 09:20 AM

Betsy, that looks great! I love your frame. Did you make that as well?

cajunpen…. shame on you! Only ten hours on the scrollsaw… tsk tsk. I was doing about 10-20 hours a week for about 3-4 years. I’ve backed off of that a bit. I’m going other directions with my wood working. Currently I’ve been at the lathe more than anything. But I have a 2 commissions to draw a pattern and cut out for the scroll saw do for by Christmas.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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#6 posted 11-28-2007 12:13 PM

Betsy, Very nice!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 11-28-2007 01:03 PM

Good job on The Duke!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 11-28-2007 02:17 PM

Feo, Fuerte y Formal

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 11-28-2007 04:41 PM

Great likeness, Betsy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 11-28-2007 04:41 PM

Great job!! hope to see more of your work

-- Todd

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#11 posted 11-28-2007 08:06 PM

Thanks all.

Kerux – yes I made the frame. It’s a pattern I got off a guy at Woodcraft. It’s made out of an old picket fence slat.

This pattern was from a book – wish I could take credit for it. I have great patience for scroll sawing when I’m in the zone – but making my own patterns is another thing. I’ve done several of my own and they’ve turned out pretty good but the fella that made this one is more than top notch.

David – I think a blog on this would be a really fun project. I’ll give it some thought and may just do it! Thanks for the idea.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#12 posted 11-29-2007 12:39 AM

Long live the Duke Betsy, nice work. A friend of mine has every movie he ever made & thats in the hundreds!.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 01-26-2008 08:32 AM

This is amazing, Betsy! I hadn’t seen it before but it just came up in the shuffle.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 04-14-2008 05:16 PM

Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 04-19-2008 06:37 AM

Thanks guys.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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