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Old 11-25-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default I promised some fretwork.

In another thread somebody mentioned too much Intarsia chater not enough Fretwork. I said I would post some fretwork, well here it is.The nativity is a Sue Mey design that was originaly 14" tall is now 10" tall. I cut 3 up 1/8 baltic birch with an Olson 2/0 except the exterior was a Mach 3. The base is hard Maple with a 1/8 slot and a hole for the Votive holder cut in it.

The Bull mastive is a Janette Square design (and you all thought she could only do great Intarsia). This was a special request from a friend. I am not happy with the outer shape, that was my doing not Janette's.

I also did a Lion and Lamb ornament (Sue Mey) that I don't have a picture of yet.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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wonderful Rolf...thank you for sharing
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looks great rolf

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Looking great, Rolf! I like the picture with the candle lit,

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A man of your word again......great looking projects, is that an ogee bit you used on the base?
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I haven't done much fret work. Every time I try it I'm not happy with it. I guess I should challenge myself to concentrate on fret work for a while until I build my confidence. That was the reason I didn't participate in the ornament exchange. These are wonderful Rolf. I will work on it and I know this forum will be honest with suggestions for improvements.
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WD,
I used a 1/8 radius Beading bit in the Bosch colt that my wife gave me.
The blue backer is vellum.

Sally,

Just take your time, one hole at a time. Remember once the pattern is gone you will never know where the oops's were.
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Just take your time, one hole at a time. Remember once the pattern is gone you will never know where the oops's were.
No truer words were ever spoken RE scrolling. We are our own worst critics...
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Nice cutting, Rolf. I admire people who have the patience for fretwork. I can do it, but only in small amounts (like on box tops and wine bottle holders) before I start seeing little holes before my eyes.

It's also very unforgiving, and all of it shows. One good thing about bowls is that you can photograph the best side, and no one will ever see the side that's hidden.
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Rolf you did deliver the fretwork , and what some pretty fretwork too ......
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