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Hi, well finally got some birch plywood and tried my hand at this fret work of a mare and foal. I used #1 flat reverse blade and #1 spiral reverse. The flat blade cut more clean, but the spiral reverse was easier for me to use.

I will have to clean it up a little, but this picture is before any clean up.

I have 2 others I'm going to scroll. Not today, because my eyes are giving out on me. Getting blurry which means my old eyes are strained.

Thanks for viewing and have a good day.

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That is really nice. A true artist.
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You are very kind Rich.

I downloaded the pattern from http://www.free4allscrollsawpatterns.com

They have some nice ones in there.

I will be making my own patterns as I go along.

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Karen, nice work.

I like the flat reverse for the clean cuts as well. The spirals are a bit hard for me to control.

The only solution I have found for the eyestrain is good light and if possible, print patterns in a Colorado other than black to make it easier to tell the line from the blade.

Can't wait to see what you cut next

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Very nice work indeed. Looking forward to your next project. Keep up the great work.

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Looks good, Karen. Portraits are fun. If you haven't already, do a search on how to make patterns from a photo, and then do one using a photo of a loved one.

As for the blades, I am amazed that people can use spiral blades for anything. I have been scrolling for years, and I still can't use those things.

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Karen that is some very-nice-looking work! I cannot imagine how many times you must have had to reattach your blades for the myriad of openings! I read the responses above and at first I had no idea of what my friend Doug (kp91) was talking about...
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because you're in PA, but I am going to guess that his spell-checker turned the word "color" into Colorado.
Keep up the good work! Someone will be blessed to have some of your work in their home!

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Karen that is some very-nice-looking work! I cannot imagine how many times you must have had to reattach your blades for the myriad of openings!
I don't mean to detract from the work involved in Karen's project, but when you talk about how many blade changes are made, try and count how many I had to do in this one. If you figure it out, let me know. 'Cause I didn't even try.







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Jim,

Thank you very much for sharing this amazing unbelievable work!

I can't imagine, nor will I want to count the number of times you you did a blade change. I would NEVER attempt anything like that, it would make me crazier than I already am.

WOW!

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A big THANK YOU to all the nice people who took the time to make such wonderful comments and giving me very helpful tips and advise. I will use everything suggested here.

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