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Project by PaulDoug posted 01-28-2021 01:59 AM 559 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two recent ones. Both patterns created by Fiona Kingdon. The first is called “Bread and Cheese” and I cut it in 1/2” thick Maple. Actually it is my second time cutting it. I ruined the first one on the router table. The second one is “Bee on a Comb”. I cut it in 1/2” Beech. Way is the first one named “Bread and Cheese”? The third picture is her explanation.

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





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Kelly

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#1 posted 01-28-2021 02:40 AM

Those are GREAT. Roughly, how much time into each one?

Gads, I have trouble not breaking a blade just looking at my scroll saw, let alone tackling 1/2” maple.

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edleblanc257

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#2 posted 01-28-2021 04:31 AM

Wow! Very nice!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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#3 posted 01-28-2021 04:55 AM

Paul, they are beautiful, I wish I could use my Scroll saw as good as you.\

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 07:09 AM

Both are wonderful. My Wife loved the birds, I am partial to the bee, it’s the honeycomb mostly, looks real. Nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 07:24 AM

That is awesome, unrealistic cuts!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-28-2021 11:56 AM

Very nice….

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 01-28-2021 04:06 PM

I’d go blind trying to create that much detail, true skills for display!

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PaulDoug

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#8 posted 01-28-2021 04:40 PM


Those are GREAT. Roughly, how much time into each one?

Gads, I have trouble not breaking a blade just looking at my scroll saw, let alone tackling 1/2” maple.

- Kelly

I don’t keep track of time… But if I were to guess I’d 20 +/_ a few hours one the bird on and 10 hours on the Bee. Hard to guess because it is spread over time and I may work on one a couple hours and quit for a while, sometimes I only spend a couple minutes a move to something else… I usually have a couple projects going so I can switch off..

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

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#9 posted 01-28-2021 04:52 PM

Incredible! I need to invest more time into working with my scrollsaw. As I look at the bee, my thoughts to go filling the voids with resin, but as I think about it, I’m not sure if that would actually take away from the piece. Fantastic job!

-- Jim - Fort Collins, CO

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PaulDoug

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#10 posted 01-28-2021 07:23 PM



Incredible! I need to invest more time into working with my scrollsaw. As I look at the bee, my thoughts to go filling the voids with resin, but as I think about it, I m not sure if that would actually take away from the piece. Fantastic job!

- Fezig


I feel finishing is my weakest part of scrolling… Partly because I have no artistic imagination and partly because I am too anxious to set the current aside and set up the next scrolling project…. However, I have been looking for a local stain glass outlet… I would like to look at a backer for the birds, in a blue with white sorta running through to simulate sky,,, the bee maybe an amber to simulate honey…. something like that. Have not found a place locally that deals in stain glass.

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

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awsum55

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#11 posted 01-28-2021 07:24 PM

Your work is so beautiful. It makes me want a scroll saw every time I see a project of yours, but I’m sure I don’t have the patience or skill to produce such things. Thanks for sharing.

-- John D, OP, KS

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PaulDoug

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#12 posted 01-28-2021 09:00 PM



Your work is so beautiful. It makes me want a scroll saw every time I see a project of yours, but I m sure I don t have the patience or skill to produce such things. Thanks for sharing.

- awsum55


Don’t know until you try… Visit “Scrollsaw Village” and look at all the projects and info… It is not patience, I look at a lot of projects on here and wonder how do they have the patience and knowledge to do some of the things they do… Scrolling is easy compared to marquetry, building beautiful furniture, making curvings. I just follow a pattern,,, they have have the skill to do what they do..

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

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Madmark2

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#13 posted 01-28-2021 09:17 PM

Excellent work.

Pardon the noob Q’s but you’re obviously a Master at this so who better to ask?

  • Do you pilot all of the start points at once or a section at a time?
  • Do you drill in the center of each area or do you start near a line?
  • What kind of blade? Do those spiral bits (cut in any direction) work best or do you use straight cutters?
  • How fast do you cut?

Thanks for any wisdom you can spare to a beginner.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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PaulDoug

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#14 posted 01-28-2021 09:54 PM


Excellent work.

Pardon the noob Q s but you re obviously a Master at this so who better to ask?

  • Do you pilot all of the start points at once or a section at a time?
  • Do you drill in the center of each area or do you start near a line?
  • What kind of blade? Do those spiral bits (cut in any direction) work best or do you use straight cutters?
  • How fast do you cut?

Thanks for any wisdom you can spare to a beginner.

- Madmark2


Let’s see that is a lot to answer… and keep in mind,,,, Mine is not the right or only way…. it is up to the individual, to find what works for them.

1. ” Do you pilot all of the start points at once or a section at a time? all the start point”

to me unimportant. more of how I feel at the time, If I get tired of drilling i go to scrolling… back and forth… But keep in mind,,, it you drill all the holes at the beginning,,, the whole piece of wood is loss if for some reason you ruin the cut… If you drill a little at a time… you can save some of the wood if you make a cataphoric mistake…

2. ” Do you drill in the center of each area or do you start near a line?”

I do not pay much attention to that in fret work projects… You are never far from the start line… But in bigger projects. less distance to the start, less wear on blade,,,, less blades used… Blade are on average around 20 -30 cents a piece… how much do you worry about it?

3. What kind of blade? Do those spiral bits (cut in any direction) work best or do you use straight cutters?”

All person preference… Some are not comfortable with spiral blades,,, some use only spiral… I use both,,, but straight blades most often… for a while, in my earlier days I used spiral most… Now, after learning the advantages and disadvantages… I use both, depending on the circumstances. I would say the majority do not care for spiral blades…. I say, I say, it is worth learning both, it is just another tool in the toolbox…

4. ” How fast do you cut?”
I cut as fast as I feel comfortable with at the time… I do hobby work… not in a hurry… those that sell, do production work, scroll much faster than I ever would… For me as a person having fun,,, doing a hobby… it is all about what feels comfortable to me, depending on wood type, thickness, complexity of the pattern, desired result, and mood… Only your experience will dictate..

My advice is, if you get into scrolling, you must be willing to experiment to find what works best for you…. there are lots of variables, and over time, and gaining experience, and an open mind,,, it will evolve into what you feel most comfortable with… I read so many that feel their way is the only right way…. well it is not…your way is the only right way…

I have done many types of wood working in my life… I am turning 77, and I find that scrolling is the most fun, relaxing, cheapest, even including needed tools, hobby for this time in my life… Only problem with scrolling is what to do with all the projects…Most of what I do are of no value… I can’t even give them away because, they do not fit in most people’s decor. My kids say they will have a fun fire, to roast marshmallows, when I am gone…. if they do it together and remember good times with me when I was alive,,, well what could be more important?

Visit Scrollsawvillage and look around… very friendly, willing to share and lots to learn…. If you do let me know,,, I am “SCRAPPILE” over there…

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

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GrumpyGolfGuy

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#15 posted 01-29-2021 01:07 AM

Very nice, maple will sure slow you down. I too am on SSV. The Bee is great also.

Chris

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