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Didn't get out to the workshop till around 3:00 p.m. but I got out there. After hours of being on my laptop trying to get patterns together, I Decided to get a few phone stands cut.

I used a 2x6 I had in the shed to see if the patterns I had would even work. These were all Pictures I had found and modified, or found them on a 3D printing site, and using my Paint program to eliminate the background and outline the pattern for regular printing. (A ROYAL P I T A, I might add here...)

So here's the final cuts. Ken is going to put the wood conditioner on them, and then we'll get them stained. I don't want to use poly on these; looking at an alternate way polish them up.

Also hoping to get the ring dishes stained this weekend. Once everything is all purtied up, I'll post a new batch of pictures of everything when they're completed.
 

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Neat. At first glance I thought the second one was a hippo, with it's mouth open.
 
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Herb beat me to it. Very nice! Why no poly, though?
 

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They're all very nice Barb. I like the high-heel shoe best & it was probably the easiest to make?? James.
Nice stuff, Barb. I like the shoe too.
And Men talk about how Women like shoes... whatcha' tryin to say guys... getting a fetish on high heels? :lol: reminds me of the Van Halen Song "Everybody Wants Some"

@jj777746 Nope, it was actually harder, James, because of the heel. Of course, had I cut the heel first, it may have been easier. I was afraid it was gonna snap. As it was, it was bouncing on me something fierce.
 
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@Gene Howe Because it stinks. I lost quite a few sales over the smell of the poly at the Craft Show in December at work.
 

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They look good Barb. They should sell good.
 

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Barb,

I make a lot of scroll projects and have a CNC router. I use Inkscape (free opensource) to bring bit map images in and turn them into SVG vector images. The advantage of vector images is you can resize them with getting pixelization. When you make jpg, gif and other bit map images bigger or smaller the pixels do not size correctly. The SVG images can be resized and they do not lose their shape.

Try the free Inskcape.

Open Inkscape
Open the bit map image
Select the image
Under the "Path" menu select trace bit map
Then save as "Plain SVG" the default is Inkscape SVG. Some programs do not recognize the Inkscape SVG but all will recognize Plain SVG.

In your design program open the svg and resize as necessary and print.
 

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Barb,

I make a lot of scroll projects and have a CNC router. I use Inkscape (free opensource) to bring bit map images in and turn them into SVG vector images. The advantage of vector images is you can resize them with getting pixelization. When you make jpg, gif and other bit map images bigger or smaller the pixels do not size correctly. The SVG images can be resized and they do not lose their shape.

Try the free Inskcape.
Guy:

Thanks for the tip. I think I had Inkscape at one time, but had a hard time working with it. I think I'm gonna have to give it another try. I usually save my images as a png file, to help prevent the pixelating, because you're right; lower grades definitely pixelate horribly. Screen Shots have been a life saver when it comes to getting lower resolution pictures from the web.

Thanks again!
 

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great job. Do you use water base or oil base poly. I use water base and have not had problem with smell
Minwax I think. It's the green can.
 

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I use minwax water base or varathane No Odor water base for interior.
I have to use the Interior/Exterior, since a lot of my stuff goes outside. Probably where the smell is coming from.

I may have to consider changing poly for inside items.
 

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Beautiful pieces...!
 
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