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Old 05-24-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Well, I got a few blades, my first cut the blade was all over the place and I broke it...the next blade broke too, 5 minutes on YouTube and I found I was not a tightening the blade, ....so here is my first try at cutting..I'm not good at turns, but I hope to get better...., plus after cutting. This out my sinus, feel like grandma's bathtub, picked up a cough And running nose....
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Not horrible for a first attempt and use a dust mask...besides eye safety, lung safety is way up the list for scrollers.

BTW Your project will look much better once the pattern is removed and you have sanded it. The reference lines will make the errors look much worse than they are.
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Great job! I agree with Mike. My gosh you should have seen my first attempt at scrolling. It was a mess and I started with the little Dremel Moto Saw. It was too small for things I wanted to do but I did get a few small things like ornaments cut. Then I went to intarsia and that wasn't too bad for learning this stuff. I still have some learning to do and I'm doing better at some things and there are things I haven't tried as yet. This is a fun hobby and once you get more practice in you'll do fine. Just wait and see... Fay
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That's not bad at all. You might think that because you are off the pattern lines. Once the pattern is off and it's sanded you will be surprised how much better it will look to you. Keep going it will only get easier.
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A good Dust masK!
It still looks like you don't have enough blade tension. Take your time and let the bade do it's job. What blades did you use?

As the others have said once you remove the pattern it will look fine.
Not the easiest of first projects, thick wood and tight turns.
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Rolf is right it looks like you need more tension. Also remember with the blades are made it wants to pull to the right.
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This is a Hawkins guess I can ajust it from the back....
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Well you certainly picked a challenging pattern for your first project. Lots of tight turns on that one. Don't be discouraged. Not too many folks on this forum would be willing to post pics of their first cutting. You're finding that jumping right in is the quickest way to learn. Keep it up and you will be cruising around the patterns in short order.
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You sure did pick a hard project for your first. Puzzles are not as easy as they look. I agree with Mike, take the pattern off and it will look fine.
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Well here a up date, as you know I didn't wear a face mask last Thur. I came down with a bad infected sinus, five days in bed, , trip to the doctor, shot in the butt and three bottles of pills.......I'm going to live, and leave in the morning for my grandbaby graduation...I'll cut the last half when I return....and yes I'll alway use a mask
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