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First off let me wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Since I have not been making any toy's for a bit I decided to crank my lathe up and do some Pen's and such for Christmas.

first up is some Compound cut and as yet unfinished Snow People. These where the very first compound cut's I have ever tried. I think they came out pretty well.
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Next up is some turned pens, Letter opener, and Magnifying Lens both Acrylic and wood. The Copper Acrylic is pretty much my fav at this point. The photos do not do them justice...
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bullet pen set.jpg  Copper Pen 2.jpg  2mm pencil.jpg Pen-pencil.jpg   

And another couple of scroll saw projects. A bird rocker and as yet unfinished Duck
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These are all fun to make and the adults I give them too really like them. Sometimes I get as big a smile from the adults as I do the kids LOL



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All so very nice Ed, nice clean cuts looking great and the pens look as though you've got the barrels the right length as the refill tip looks good( I've messed that up before).
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Great work Ed.
I like those little snowmen. 
I haven't tried compound cutting as yet. Something I want to try one day on my new scrollsaw. 

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Bucko,
Thanks for looking. Yea been there done that on the tips before. usually always correctable if I pay attention.
The long wood pen and pencil was a first for me. They are modified slim line series. You just turn the nib instead of the pen barrel to move the pen out. Lot of fun to make.

Rod T,

I actually had stayed away from compound cuts until I made these. There was an issue of scroll saw magazine that had a article on making them along with the plans. I decide it was time to flex my saw a bit and see what this compound cut stuff was all about LOL. I also started on some chess pieces as well. I might throw those up in another link just for fun. Have not finished all the pieces yet though...



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great Job, compound cutting is so much fun, I like your clocks a lot too, and the pens,   I have started chess and  it takes a long long time to make all the pieces is a spare time project
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Nice bunch of work here.  Looks great. 
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Some beautiful cuts and turning like it. [thumb]
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Very nice work Ed.

When I first saw the snow people I thought you were making a chess set.

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Badbob,
That's actually next on my list... I cut a king, and a Knight already, just playing around.

I mad a jig to assist the cuts, I think it makes a great difference at least for me

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Beautiful work, especially like the two clocks.
I've only tried compound cutting once and and let's just say it didn't go well. I'll give it another go at it after the holidays. What kind of wood & blade did you use for the snowmen? They look real smooth.
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Thanks for commenting toynut,

I stayed away from compound cutting for the longest time because I could not exactly wrap my head around it.

I have cut some stuff that expanded my scroll saw experience and decided after seeing the article in scroll saw magazine with the snow men I decided I had to try it.

I used poplar and a #5 flying Dutchmen blade. I just cut it really slow on the first one and these are un-sanded.

After the first one the rest turned out really easy.  I would suggest you try these as there is nothing intricate in the cutting.

I made a jig that helps a lot so you might want to look at that as well.
Check out "Steve Good's " Blog. Also look for him on Youtube and he has a couple of video's on Compound cutting, and he has a video or 2 on the jig. He has one video on the jig he made and another one that was sent to him to preview. I think I actually like his better...
Anyway if you have questions ask away folks here are almost always willing to assist where we can.



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Ed,

I would like to know the type of scrollsaw you have. My Harbor Frieght saw has been outgrown. I will be purchasing a new one after the holidays, just want a good one.

Thanks much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Don .... Just for your info, I have two scroll saws, a Proxxon and an Excalibur .... both beautiful machines. I generally have have set set up as a teaching machine for the stray learner!!!! Tony
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Thanks Tony,

I will need to research the Proxy, never heard of it. I would love to have an Excaliber, but my wife would have kittens. She has agreed on a saw in the price range of the Delta 40-695. Having done so much research I hope this is the best route.

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Don,
Not sure if you have access to Dewalt Scroll saws. but that is another option as well maybe I have the Dewalt 788. I moved up to it from a sears Craftsman. Amazon has then for $489. I actually purchased mine new from the Dewalt outlet store on line cheaper and no shipping cost...

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