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Well, here it is. The first attempt at scrolling with my new Hitachi CW40. It's actually my first "real" scroll saw since my original one was just a little hobby Dremel (3" blades) that I used for cutting model ship parts in balsa wood years ago. I ruined 3 blades before getting the tension set right.
I made my own pattern by scanning the picture (off a T-shirt) and working it into a pattern in PhotoShop. I used 1/8" luan ply and a #5 Flying Dutchman blade. It is unfinished. That is the natural wood grain.
All comments and suggestions are welcome as I am trying to learn. Thanks for looking.
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Hi George

You did a real nice job, you don't need any suggestions you're on your way making some great scroll work..

Looks like your new saw is doing just what you want it to do,,,that's nice right

I did about the same as you I had ( have a old Craftsman ) and after I got my new DeWalt it was fun again... now I will try anything because it works so well...

I got a small tip for you put the saw on 30 deg.angle that's to say lift the back of the machine up with a 4 x 4 block of wood, this will save your back and make it easy to see what you are doing..plus the saw dust just slips off the machine...on to your PANTS

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Well, here it is. The first attempt at scrolling with my new Hitachi CW40. It's actually my first "real" scroll saw since my original one was just a little hobby Dremel (3" blades) that I used for cutting model ship parts in balsa wood years ago. I ruined 3 blades before getting the tension set right.
I made my own pattern by scanning the picture (off a T-shirt) and working it into a pattern in PhotoShop. I used 1/8" luan ply and a #5 Flying Dutchman blade. It is unfinished. That is the natural wood grain.
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Thanks for the tip, Bj. I will definitely give it a try.

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Really nice one for your first attempt George told you that it would come to you. Now all I want to know is how did you get my pic of me to come out that way.

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wow that is great what a great job on your first try.
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George you in trouble now. Ain't that the Grizzly logo? Some lawyer gonna be knockin' on your door soon. Very nice work tho.




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Well done George, it really has turned out nice. Thanks for the Photoshop lesson, but I still doubt that I have the skills required for scroll work. In any case I wouldn't be surprised if my scroll saw was seized due to lack of use.

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George you in trouble now. Ain't that the Grizzly logo? Some lawyer gonna be knockin' on your door soon. Very nice work tho.
Nope. It's the mascot for East Handley Elementary School. I scanned it from one of their T-shirts. Gonna make it into a plaque and give it to the Principal for Christmas.

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That is a school mascot? I thought it was Glenmore before coffee. Nice job George.

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That is a school mascot? I thought it was Glenmore before coffee. Nice job George.
Now that you mention it. It does sorta favor him.

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