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LOL ! ( Gay tittle I know.... )

Any who I did this today from 1/4" thick sanded poplar.
It is SUPER fragile. the connecting bits around the rose and the leaf only average about 3/16"" at the thickest.
It HAD 3 leaves but two broke off so I made the stumps thorns LOL!
Its part of a bunch of crap for the wifey for her up coming B-day and Valentines day.


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Duane.. I'm feelin' the love all the way over here to sw Pa.....*L*..

nice save on the project... looooooooooking good!!!
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would that look good made outta bloodwood or what...............

maybe even a little symbolic...
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Oh I see what you did there LOL ! Funnehhh.... :P

I am actually making one tomorrow out of red oak now that you mention it.
Next week when I get a little extra pocket money I'll buy some purple heart and paduk and try a couple out of those as well. Maybe make the rose its self out of paduk and the stem from a nice naturally green shaded poplar ? Same with the purple heart ?
Then glue it down to a nice finished surface and frame it ?

I fully plan on slowing way down on the next one so I can get cleaner more steady lines. If it wasn't a rose it would look like doo doo on any thing else I bet LOL !
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Very nice Duane, no imagination is required to see that it's a rose. I'm a little surprised that no one has suggested that it should have been done with a hand held router!

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Thanks Harry. That's what I was going for. I looked at a lot of patterns but most of them were so complex that it would have to had taken some imagination to see through all of the details to see what it was.
I fear a router would have ripped it apart. It is really delicate.
Made another today out of red oak. This time all the leaves stayed in place with out breaking off. However... I have a new problem. I used adhesive to stick the pattern and now I am stuck trying to figure out a safe way to remove it and the glue. I used a small liquid glue stick that I figured wouldn't be strong enough to hold with all the cutting and saw dust. Bu tit did and now its still there
I have mineral spirits but should I use it and how ?
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Here's the one I just cut out....



Ended up using mineral spirits to remove the pattern but soaked the wood to much.
It warped it. No mater any way .. since this one is much sturdier I have a new plan for it.
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Once again, a really nice job. Please tell me where you get your patience from so that I can get some, I'd pay top dollar!

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Thanks Harry
Shooooooot .... I actually blow right through these things when I am cutting them out.
That's my problem. I go to fast. Its not really all that time consuming really. The last rose took me about 40 minutes to and hour to cut out after I set it all up to do the work. I always drill 1st now in all the different sections where the blade cant pass through. Makes it much faster. As well I just print out the pattern and tack glue it right to the wood. Then follow it with the blade. Before I printed the patterns out, transferred those to poster board, cut the transfers on the poster board out by hand, Theeeeeeen traced them in pencil on the work, theeeeeeen cut it out.
Its pretty much like painting by numbers to me now though if I am being honest. Just follow the lines. Put an "X" inside anything that's waste before you cut so you know what stays and what goes and you are good. I just have to do like I say and slow my hand down a little. AND get some of those flying Dutchmen blades.


Well the mineral spirits dried out and the wood returned to its original flat plane BUT... it stinks to high heaven now from the mineral spirits
Any thoughts on that ?

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