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Old 08-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Talking Finally Finished First Fathers

I recently bought First Fathers, designed by Jeff Zaffino, from Scroller and just finished it. I used 1/8th BBP and a 1/8th backer. I cut it with Flying Dutchman # 1 New Spiral blades. Not having much experience with spiral blades I call Mike and he recommended the New Spiral so, of course, I ordered them and they worked out great. They have more control than the regular spiral blades. I finished it with Watco Danish Oil and painted the backing black. The frame was made with old boards I found around my barn.

By the way the chiefs are from left to right:
Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Chief Red Cloud

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That turned out stellar. Love the frame.
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That is going to be my next big pattern to cut for next years 4H fair. I just got the pattern in the mail last week. Was thinking about doing the same type of frame also. Great minds think alike LOL. Looks great by the way!
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Fantastic job. I love the pattern, too.
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Excellent cutting of a very tough pattern.

If you want to lose a few days of your life, tackle a Jeff Z (or Charlie Dearing) pattern. Guaranteed to tax to abilities and patience.
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Thanks for the good comments.
Here are some tips to watch out for. Trackman, or anyone else, when you cut this pattern you will want to use a back board to cut with, I used just a 1/8th inch throw a way. As you are cutting you will want to use packing tape on top of the pattern as you cut, what I mean by that is after you cut say Chief Joseph’s face and beads around his neck put packing tape over that area after you cut because it is very fragile. Same goes with Chief Red Cloud. Heck I put it on everything. When you are finished do NOT take the pattern off until you glue it to the finial backing board, you will save a lot of heart ache. I did use blue painters tape on the BBP then packing tape on top of the pattern.

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A wonderful project and great cutting. Nice advise on the tips also.
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That is super looking. Know how you feel I was the same way when I finished my cutting of this pattern. It feels great to have made it. Congrads. on a great job it looks outstanding. The frame is great also.
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Fine outstanding work.
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Wow, there are no other words other then spectacular.
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