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Old 12-21-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default First Completed Project

As a newbie to the world of scroll sawing I finally finished my first project. This one sold, uncompleted, in my daughters high school orchestra silent auction for $25. Not bad for a very first atempt at something other than practicing cutting crosses out of 1/8" ply! (which by the way, I STILL haven't got right!) This is done from a purchased Christensen Burghout Designs pattern (thanks guys this was a terrific pattern) The clock was bought from a link I found here.

It is cut from 3/4" poplar. Finish was applied using a shellac based sanding sealer, a wipe on walnut stain and finished with polyurethane. I generally do not use poly as I find it fussy to use. I prefer WaterLox but was out. Anyway, here it is for all to see and critique.

Some things learned on this project were:
  1. Let the saw do the work
  2. Never again use 2" wide clear tape (it was VERY hard to get off, possibly because it took me really looonnngggggggggggg time to cut this)
  3. Take one's time
  4. Let the saw do the work
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Nice work. I also would not use the clear tape on wood directly. Painter's tape, yes, but not the 14-day blue stuff (at least I would rather avoid it). There exists the blue 60-day stuff, and some purple stuff (I think I now know where to get it, but I haven't been there since I learned). A great first project, and it only gets better from here.

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Be proud of that! I would not have thought that it is your first project. Very nice clock sir. Now you surly are addicted to scroll sawing.

About the tape....did you put the tape directly on the wood? I use temporary spray glue on the back of the pattern, then tape over the pattern. Any packing tape that is stuck to the wood directly IS harder to get off.
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First project!? OMG!
You must have a natural knack for making sawdust sir! Well done!
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Absolutly gorgeous pattern!! and a fantastic job of cutting. It's hard to believe that it is your first attempt. You have cutting talent. Keep up the good work.
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G'day Doug,
That is truly an excellent piece of work
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I agree, very , very nice work, indeed. your friend Evie
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Hey Doug,
Beautiful job, you definitely have the talent. A word of advice, on your second project, tell them you've been doing it for years, and sell it for a lot more, TRUST ME, no one will ever know............................

Again, nice work,

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As everyone has said, great cutting and great finishing. I can't wait to see your next effort.

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Thank you one and all for your words of kindness and encouragement! Yes, it is adictive. I am planning out my next project(s). My daughter wants me to make two more for her orchestra teachers! I am plotting/planning a piece for a friend of mine who will graduate from SMU's seminary in May. All the while trying to kepp up with my other hobbies and some remodeling!

I have to tell the truth, while I have never done a fretwork type project, I am pretty familiar with woodworking. I have made furniture, refinished antiques and build large scale R/C models etc. I have to admit, though, this is one of the more relaxing and rewarding endeavors that I have done.

Thanks again!

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