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|01-15-2008, 04:34 PM||#1|
Rolf's cutting of Rose plaque
Rolf says: "I finally finished the test cut of the roses for you. Actual saw time was about 2 hours - add to that blade changes pattern mounting etc.
I did 3 layers of 1/8 Baltic birch plywood. Blade of choice for most of it was a Olson 2/0 reverse for the outside and larger inner areas with little detail I used a #3 mach series Olson blade. I have a light coat of shellac on it."
Thanks Rolf, you did a fine job Looking at it now, I can see this pattern adapted with the words "I LOVE YOU" in three levels inside the small circle (for Valentines Day)...
|01-15-2008, 06:28 PM||#3|
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Fess up Rolf, you made yourself a circle jig didn't you?
Nice job buddy, its a dandy of a finished piece.
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|01-15-2008, 07:38 PM||#4|
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That's really nice. I like that one a lot.
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|01-15-2008, 08:00 PM||#5|
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Nice pattern Sue,
And as always a super cutting Rolf.
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|01-15-2008, 08:39 PM||#6|
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As always excellent cutting. You sure have mastered the circle.
Very nice pattern.
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|01-16-2008, 06:52 AM||#7|
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Rolf, this is really excellent and, as others have said, you appear to have mastered cutting circles which, as everyone knows, is a real "bete noir". Well done!
|01-16-2008, 09:05 AM||#8|
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I was trying to figure out how I would use this cutting, I thought about putting it on a backer with a center cutout for a photobut I like your idea of putting text in the center better.
Nope no circle jigs. I always put in a fresh blade before cutting a long circle or straight line. If I use a tired blade I tend to push more and lose control.
The cutting is about 10 inches in diameter.(correction I shrunk it to about 7.5 in across)
Thanks for the comments
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Last edited by Rolf; 01-17-2008 at 08:55 AM.
|01-16-2008, 12:24 PM||#9|
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Thanks for the hint about putting a fresh blade before cutting a long circle or straight line. Very nice job on the cutting Rolf......as usual.
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|01-16-2008, 01:43 PM||#10|
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Superb cutting Rolf! A great pattern Sue, I like the idea for the words.
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