Butch Cassidy & the Sundance kid/Scrollsaw painting

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Project by Rick Wallace posted 07-31-2012 12:35 AM 2937 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a scroll-saw painting of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance kid..I cut this out on 1/2” birch ply. the piece measures 28”x16”..It took 15hrs. in just to cut time.I used assorted dyes & stains for color.I used Olson no.3 Crown tooth blades on this project.I used Gorrilla glue/the brown type.For the finish I used Tung oil .When making this pattern,I used Adobe Photoshop on a real picture.This is one of my favorite projects

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 01:25 AM

Great Job! I am also an avid scroller and really like what you have done on this. Would love to see more of your work. I would be interested in the process you used to develop your pattern.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 02:11 AM

really really great

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 09:30 AM

Holey Moley! A work of art!!! Great Job very Artistic!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 11:02 AM

This came out extremely well. Brilliant work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 04:12 PM

Great piece of art !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 01:25 AM

Paul and Bob never looked better! That is my all time favorite movie.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 12:55 AM

Thanks everyone,I really like cutting this style of scroll-saw work.I think everything starts with a great pattern and the way you cut everything out.I made this Pattern with Adobe photo-shop.The technique is kinda tricky at first.I use a number of photo tools for bringing the lines out.What I’m really doing in the pattern is blowing all the highlights & shadows way out of proportion.One easy way to do that is using the curve tool.You’ll still have to work the pattern abit after that.”Your cutting the pattern using the colors as lines”..I mean, your cut line will be where one color fades into the other.I know it sounds crazy,but it works….When,I start cutting a project like this .I find the smallest blade as possible.Any blade from 0-7 is preferable. Skip-tooth, D Skip-tooth or Crown Tooth ect.You want a blade that is excellent for material removal…For the material,I use alot of 1/2” birch ply blanks.I like 1/2” because you have better control..I don’t like to zapp projects out like a machine.I’d rather take my time and enjoy my work…One thing I make sure to do when cutting the pieces out is always mark the backside of each piece for what color its going to be.I group all the pieces together by color its alot easier when you start the dye,stain process…Mixing stains and dyes isnt that hard to do.I really don’t have scientific way of doing it..I just start with a small amount of lite colored stain in a cup and add small drops of dye till I find the color I need.You can mix dyes with acrylics,oils or clear coats ect..there’s alot of shaking,stirring and adding at times…You can add thinner to make the mix go farther too…I apply the mix with a stain cloth most the time.I make sure to have enough dye mix on cloth to cover each cutout piece evenly..You wanta work the dye into the grain as much as possible…After dyes have setup,You want to add a clear coat over each piece.This is to keep the dyes from bleeding into the other pieces after the assembly…I use Gorilla glue for my glue down.You have to make sure not to add too much glue or it will bleed out…I use lots of clamps at glue down.I also cut out two sheets of ply the same size as the project…One board will be the backer and the other will be used for keeping the clamps from damaging the face of the picture…I use Tung oil as a clear coat most the time…I add the final finishes with brushing tung oil on.I let each coat set up then use fine steel wool..I repeat this 3x…My father taught me this secret years ago…I really appreciate everyone’s thoughts and comments on my work.This is my first album here on Lumber jocks.I have lots of other picts of work that i’ve done over the years.I plan on add more soon,thanks.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 02:41 AM

Rick this looks awesome!!! I can woodburn but can’t do this lol. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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