Largest And Most Beautiful Portait I've Ever Cut

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 04:01 AM

wow William, that is just awesome…your right thought…its very beautiful..and you also did a great job of scrolling it…thanks for showing this…its a very nice way to end my evening…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 07:10 AM

Nice workmanship.
I will likely catch hate for saying this, but since no one knows what Jesus looks like can you call this a picture of Jesus? Well.. no, you can’t.
””Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above..” (Exodus 20:4-6 KJV)
Yet people continue to do so. Nothing personal against you, but if his rule of making no images is to be ignored, then why follow any of his teachings?
The reason this commandment exists is to show that true worship is spiritual, not physical. We are not to honor God by images, that would be idol worship.
If you are a Christian, then you just sinned.
Here comes the hate…......

-- -- I've Been Reading So Much About The Bad Effects Of Smoking, Drinking & Sex, That I've Decided To Give Up Reading.

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 08:14 AM

Excellent cutting William… Very Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 08:29 AM

LMAO The only sin I see is the bad job of quoting and interpreting you have done in trying to provoke something from somebody. You “threw up” part of verse 4 only.

Here’s what you said you quoted… KJV Exodus 20:4-6

20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

I am by no stretch of the imagination a bible thumper, but I think that as long as you don’t elevate in your own mind this scroll saw art to a level of worship and idolatry, then lightning will probably NOT strike you.

WARNING: Be sure not to sacrifice, then eat any living thing to this woodwork as that might start some new religion. God KNOWS we got enough different religions already.

Least Reverend David Grimes
founder (today) of the Church for What’s Happening Now
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-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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David Grimes

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 08:31 AM

Very nice job, William. And the pattern is awesome. I was drawn to the eyes before I ever read a thing. And I knew who it was. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 12:25 PM

Very nice portrait! Who is it?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 01:20 PM

Call it what you like or not, “IT IS STILL ART” and created by a master. Great job William, I love it.
Spot on David.

Blessings to all

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 01:21 PM

Great work, i need to try this!

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#9 posted 07-20-2011 02:49 PM

That is a big one, William, great job
What was the project you spent the most scroll time on, and do you know how many hours that was ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#10 posted 07-20-2011 03:36 PM

Charles Dearing is the designer. He is who you’d have to contact for the pattern. However, it may be a few days. After not being able to contact him for a couple of days, I sent him a text yesterday. His internet service provider has been down for a couple of days and he’s not sure when he’ll be back online.
It is a nice pattern though. It is an fairly easy pattern to cut as well. The only advice I can give you is to tell you the only part I had to watch for, and this may not even be a problem depending on the type of material you use.
I used thin plywood. This created a very delicate area where the face attaches to the rest of the cutting in several place. I saved that one huge cut out area between his face and neck, that runs all the way up on each sides of his face, until last. Then, I cut about half of it, and used masking tape to help hold it all together until I was finished cutting that piece out.
I’m sorry. I never keep track of hours on a project, only days. This one, including making the frames, cutting the portrait, and finishing, and mounting the portrait in the frames, was spread out over three days.
Thank you sir. I call the portrait “Jesus”. However, in light of certain sentiments here, it is a portait of whoever you wish to call it.
SawDust Junky,
Thank you for the compliment. I just sent you a PM. I was able to read an email that I think was from you. However, my Yahoo is acting like a wahoo this moring. It isn’t cooperating at all when I try to send an email.
Thank you.
David Grimes,
I am glad someone noticed those eyes. While I find the whole piece beautiful, the thing that just stands out to me is those eyes. I wish I could take full credit, but it was all in the pattern. I knew the eyes were something special, but I didn’t realize how so until it was mounted with a background in the frame and I stood back to look at it. Thank you sir for your compliment.
I’m glad you like it. Thank you.
I do a lot of cutting, so I have to think there is some skill there. However, no matter how good I may be at the saw, it is near impossible to make nice portraits at the scroll saw withough nice patterns.
You said, “Here comes the hateā€¦…... ”
I am a God-fearing man. I am also one of those rare Americans that still believe in freedom of religion and speech. I do not and will never show hate towards a man for his personal beliefs or opinions. If I offended you in any way, I so deeply apolgize. It was not my intention to offend anyone.
For your opening comment, “nice workmanship”, thank you very much.


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#11 posted 07-20-2011 04:59 PM

I appreciate the compliments very much. As far as thin lines and fragile areas…um, yeah I can get a little risky sometimes lol. Scrollers, just know there is no law saying you can’t make wider areas to suit your comfort levels. As far as the eyes, well I can’t take full credit for it because all I did was make a pattern from the original work of art (which I have no clue where I got it to be honest…have had it for a long while).


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#12 posted 07-20-2011 05:15 PM

That is so nicely done. It’s beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 07-21-2011 12:12 AM

William, this is absolutely beautiful. You’ve used your talents well, good and faithful servant.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 07-21-2011 02:54 AM

That looks really nice William. A true beauty. Charles is one of the best portrait designers around. Really nice work from both of you!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 07-22-2011 02:38 AM

Excellent job William it is beautiful. Your answer to Rick was also beautiful.

-- Billp

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