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post #1 of 7 Old 07-11-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Having just looked at Kenbo's work in another thread, I almost didn't post this, but Ken's comment from another conversation reminded me we all have to start somewhere.

So this is my first use of the scroll saw, not a fine one, not really a good one most likely, but then I only paid $20 for it as I wanted to play a bit and see if I liked scrolling. I think I do.

Made this for my son, now working on one for my daughter.

Thanks for the encouraging words Kenbo.

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Fantastic job! I know if my dad ever made me something like this I would cherish it the rest of my life! Did you use a round over bit on the back piece?

On an unrelated note, nice avatar too! I got to see the Thunderbirds at our base's airshow while I was stationed in Texas. Well, mainly got to watch them practice more than anything.
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Fantastic job! I know if my dad ever made me something like this I would cherish it the rest of my life! Did you use a round over bit on the back piece?


On an unrelated note, nice avatar too! I got to see the Thunderbirds at our base's airshow while I was stationed in Texas. Well, mainly got to watch them practice more than anything.
Yes on the roundover bit for the walnut, the letters are ash wood.


Thanks, I spent a tour with the team in the early 1980's.

I appreciate the comment, I just know I have a lot more to learn.

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From spectacular minds come spectacular projects and this one is no exception. I, personally think that this project is fantastic. Maybe I should post my first scrolling project and you will see how wonderful this one really is. The hardest part of working with a scroll saw is learning how to control your feed rate, versus your turning rate to get smooth curves and by the look of the letter "P" you did a great job.
Don't knock your project, I love it.
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kinda wish my name was Pat.

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I decided that I would post my first scroll saw project. Not to hi jack your thread, but to show you the difference. I don't know the date on it and I am not going to even guess at it. But this is my first scrolling project. It was supposed to be a snowman Christmas ornament. My daughter, years later, decorated the other side. It still hangs out in the shop to remind me that we all start somewhere.

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Thanks for the continued supprt and kind words Ken. I must admit I did some sanding prior to attaching the letters, I don't think my son will mind a bit.

The letters are 2" tall and the backpiece is 3/4" thick.

Looking forward to seeing progress on your scrolling as well.

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we all got to start somewhere, my first project i never even finished, gave up because it looked so [email protected]! so good on you for finishing and posting :)
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