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Old 02-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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this basket is a John Nelson pattern. I just got one of his books, basketweave II or something like that. I have to say, that I have cut many of his patterns over the years, but I am not happy with this book at all.
This basket here utilizes the same "ring" cut out, just staggered when assembled, but the patterns that have variated rings or layers, aren't drawn very well. I have another one of the patterns cut now, but not glued up yet. I had to redraw the pattern for the most part because the reference points don't line up. (does that make sense?)

Anyhow this basket is made entirely of 1/2 inch red oak. I stained 3 of the rings (for contrast) before assembly. then a coat of satin poly
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I like it! You did a really nice job of cutting it and the contrasting colors look great on it. I'm not a big fan of Red Oak, but this one I really like! Thanks for posting it.

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Josh, nice job of cutting. I also like the contrasting woods. I like to use two species walnut-oak, cherry-maple, mahogany-maple, etc. when I make baskets.
My biggest complaint about his style of patterns is that you end up with a lot of small to medium sized pieces of 1/2" thick firewood. I don't do intarsia so they can't be reused easily. I could resaw them, sand them smooth and use them for ornaments, or perhaps just glue them face to face and use them from compound cuttings, but I am too lazy.

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George, I agree about the small pieces of scrap. but I keep 2 boxes next to my saw, 1 for true scrap, and one for possible uses. the inside cuts go in the possible uses box. from there, they will be made into small ornaments, key ring fobs, etc. or if nothing else, training pieces as I work with my kids, teaching them how to use the scroll saw.

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by the way, here is my son, with his first real cutting from last weekend. untill this piece, all he had cut was some scrap pieces I had drawn lines, curves, etc on, to give him some practice at cutting on the lines.

Last weekend, I took this piece of 1/4 inch red oak, and drew his name on it, I assisted him by guiding his hands thru cutting the pierce cuts only, then he did the outside cuts alone.

This is the piece I am most proud of to come off my scroll saw.
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