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 Post subject: New year new member
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2018, 20:31 
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Just saying hello. I have been reading these scroll saw forums for a while now, looked at a lot of the older posts. Found them really helpful and interesting. I was given a old Ferm scrollsaw and have been playing with it and made a few intarsia projects. I love doing them. I think I will eventually buy a better scrollsaw but it’s ok for now. I still work for a living so don’t get chance to spend all day in the garage. I’ve been in the garage over last few days and it’s really cold but wanted to press on with my latest project. I have bought a couple of intarsia books for the patterns. The first thing I made was a Christmas Teddy and was really proud of it. I gave this to the lady who gave me the Ferm saw to give to her grandchild. She loved it.
Will try to post a photo if I can figure it out. Tried to add one from iPad but can’t resize it on iPad so here’s a link to my Flickr photo.
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Hello and welcome. Great bear :)

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What a beauty !! Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing more of your scrollsaw projects.

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That's lovely Andy! look forward to seeing more projects in the future
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Thanks for the welcome. I should have said that my real name is Andy not Sam. Silversam is just a username. The bear I made was made from pine and I used food dye for the red and some old white shoe polish I had for the white parts. I went to a lot of timber merchants to try to get some hardwood but had no luck locally. I eventually found one in Doncaster that sells hardwood and got some different shades of wood and some white wood too. I can’t remember what types of wood I bought though. I then got stuck into making something else and this was a lot harder than the teddy bear but good fun. It took me a while to make this and I had a lot of problems working out the fit on some of it. The subject was a clip art image I found on the net that I liked the look of. At first I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew but it was a good learning project and it helped me to improve. This took me a long time to make but I was happy with it in the end. If I did this again though I would make a few changes. The background circle is approximately 12 inches diameter.

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Welcome to the forum Andy.

Well, if these are your first attempts I can't wait to see your future projects.

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You should see his Photography Phill............VERY talented with a camera too!.
The horse looks great Andy, I know what you mean about getting a good fit for the pieces......it does get easier as you go on but even now i make plenty of mistakes but the best thing about intarsia is if you go wrong on a piece you can chuck it away and cut another until you happy....unlike doing a scrolled picture it must be quite easy to ruin the whole project if ya go wrong (hence reason why i don't do scrolled work)
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The horse is another beaut !

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Two great pieces there Andy.
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Not too keen on the blue background. I think it detracts the eye. I would try a plain white background. Just my tuppence worth


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Two great pieces there Andy.
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Not too keen on the blue background. I think it detracts the eye. I would try a plain white background. Just my tuppence worth


Don, I think that is just a kitchen counter that he photographed them on.

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Spot on with the kitchen counter Phil. I’ve looked all over the place on these forum pages and can’t find the THANKS button. Can you point me in the right direction please. Got myself a bobbin sander for Christmas to use in shaping the intarsia pieces. What a difference it makes compared to using a drill press bobbin sander, much better. I will Have to get some thimbles for my finger ends I think though as my nails are getting shorter and shorter. I don’t know why the picture is sideways. Have it set for portrait in insertions.


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Can't help you with the rotation but the "thank you" button is here -

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I must add though that I tend to use one of these for shaping my intarsia pieces (thanks to Brian's recommendation) more than the bobbin sander -

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Thanks for the reply about the button. However it’s not visible on mine, maybe because I’m a new member. That drill press bobbin looks very good. The one I had in my drill press was only small, it was from Screwfix in a set. Not brilliant.


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Silversam wrote:
Thanks for the reply about the button. However it’s not visible on mine, maybe because I’m a new member. That drill press bobbin looks very good. The one I had in my drill press was only small, it was from Screwfix in a set. Not brilliant.


Maybe, although I thought one could not post photos either until a minimum number of posts had been made and would have expected both features to be triggered at the same time. Oh well, maybe not.

I bought my sanding drum on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Piranha-Cushion-Drum-Sander-Set/dp/B0001IWH52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515305310&sr=8-1&keywords=black+and+decker+sanding+drum

Because of the foam inner, it is a bit easier to use for shaping intarsia pieces than the bobbin sander. Of course, if you have bottomless pockets you could go the for the Kirjes inflatable sanding system.

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Of course, if you have bottomless pockets you could go the for the Kirjes inflatable sanding system.



... or if your pockets don't allow it :

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