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Location: Neoga,Il.

Hi I'm Rick Wallace and I'm a Scroller.I've been using a scroll-saw since 2005.I enjoy all the different fields of it..I started with cutting traditional scroll-saw cutouts and doing intarsia.Then in 2007 I discovered a new method for my cutouts and pattern making.I call the work scroll-saw paintings now.I place all my scroll-sawn pieces back into the work.I use dyes,stains and paints for color.The effects are awesome...Ive had a few saws in the past.The first scroll-saw I cut my teeth on was an old 18"Craftsman.After that I used A Dremel 1800 scroll station.The Dremel brand is still going strong.Back in March of this year.I purchased my first high end scroll-saw the Excalibur Ex-30.I bought the saw because,I was starting to feel limited to what I could do...Ive done other types of wood working projects too.I like to turn projects on my lathe.Ive got an old Craftsman hobby lathe and a Performax mini lathe...I have the other basic shop tools too a band saw,table saw,drill press,belt sanders ect..I like to build picture frames too.Ive got a Craftsman 2hp fixed router in my table.I love these tools but the scroll-saw is my favorite tool in the shop...Part of the skills I've learned over the years came from my father and four years of wood shop back in high school..Ive also enjoyed other arts though out the years.I think drawing,painting,and graphic arts has helped with the design part of making my own scroll-saw patterns..I like cutting real pictures into wooden portraits,"The way I do it"...Ive had lots of my work hanging in coffee shops,gallery's and studios...Rite now most of my work is at The Factory Art studios in Sullivan,Il...I'm not the type of scroller who does flee markets or craft shows.There's nothing wrong with that.I just don't have the time to do that.I work six days a week as a CNC setup op. at Hydro-Gear.We make hydrostatic transmissions for 75% of the riding mower market...So woodworking is the perfect hobby for me.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 10:02 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 03:11 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 05:49 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!


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#4 posted 07-31-2012 04:53 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 03:36 AM

Thanks everyone.I just know with all the talented people here.Ill improve my skills and learn something new.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 07:41 PM

You have the same saw as mine Rick. I really treasure it. Too bad it’s better than me, but I am trying to catch up with it. I really like what you are doing and that it looks totally original to me. I am sticking with the intarsia for the time being as I love the 3D effect. I’m new to it, but I am tired of looking at the repetitious work based on purchased plans, many of which are very beautifully done, but rather boring after seeing 100 copies. So my desire is to create some original works. I will probably trace them on my light table from photos, etc. which works well for me, especially because my Photoshop skills are pretty limited, well….......non-existent actually. It is good to see you doing something different and wonderful at the same time. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 02:06 AM

Thanks Stefang,yeah,I know life can really slow things down in the shop.With all the things going on from the day to day.Getting out in the shop can be difficult.I usally go after,I get done with my day job.I really enjoy my Excalibur EX-30.this saw was well worth the money,I paid for it.I don’t feel so limited to small projects anymore.I gave my son the Dremel 1800 to get started.He’s 12 and loves the hobby.Ive been thinking of doing some intarsia again.Ive been tryin to come up with a way to get the same effect in intarsia that,I do in my scrollsaw paintings.I haven’t got it yet lol…Photoshop is tricky to learn.But the way,I learned was just toyin around with all the features.I still use my drawing skills alot anyways.I think its really a mix of the both techniques..If you study a real color picture.You can see where all the highlights and shadows are…What you can do is take a pencil and draw where all those highlights and shadows are and those areas will be your cuttout pieces in the pattern.Tryng to find out what color color to use is up to you.Thanks again Stefang.

-- Rick ,Neoga,IL,

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 10:09 PM

Glad to hear you are getting your son involved. I believe that the scrollsaw is the perfect tool for kids to start with because they can learn it fast and they can make so many nice and different types of projects with it. Both my grandsons 15 and 13 years old do Christmas projects in my shop every year and they really look forward to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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