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ed357sw

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So I had a request for a scroll saw project of a "Classic Mustang"
Now I'm 65 so my idea of a classic was what i made. Apparently hers was about 30 years newer LOL
She wanted it as a wall hanging or a sit on the desk type.
Well it just so happen that "Steve Good" had just released a great looking 1968 classic mustang.

When I showed it to her she was like that's to old. I want a 1990's "FOX Body" Mustang (of which I had never heard of )
So I'm guessing my Classic is going to hang in the shop near the Scroll saw to remind me that not everyone's classic is the old Cool looking car's LOL
So anyway I'm searching for a good pattern for a 1990's Fox Body SSP (special service package police car (apparently used by our KY State police)
So far I have found several picture's of a not very good looking car compared to the one below LOL

At any rate I'm pleased how it came out. But I really hate cutting letters Really Really [bawl]

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That is a cool car, nice job
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looks good to me ...that would be my choice for a classic mustang 
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Thanks for looking and commenting.

I still hate cutting letters LOL

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That is another great piece of scroll work Ed.

Can't you find a photo of the type of car and make your own pattern. Being a total amateur at this side of woodwork I did it with a dog for one of the family.
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its all in the details   Charles Dearing has a dvd that goes through his process have a look at his work
 


https://www.facebook.com/Charles-Dearing-Patterns-For-Sale-106837579432017/


https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlesDearingScroll

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My problem is where to put the vein cut's. The fox body mustang has no real detail like the classics. If you look up photos of it it is such a plain car LOL
Derek the dog looks cool....

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My problem is where to put the vein cut's. The fox body mustang has no real detail like the classics. If you look up photos of it it is such a plain car LOL
Derek the dog looks cool....


Looking back on it I could now do better

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Ed...that is fantastic and would be exactly what I was thinking too.  The scroll work is very tight and it looks professional.  I agree on the letters...they can definitely be a pain!  Great job!
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Thanks for looking and commenting Jason.

I have been pushing my meager scroll saw skills for me to another level. 
I like doing these but they can be a pain in the butt for sure.
I got some other projects in the wings that do not have vein cuts nor letters YEA... but they still push you to follow the pattern to get precise cuts....

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Ed, that Mustang looks real good, well done Sir!

I'm with you, the original "Steve McQueen" Mustang shape was the sexiest ever (remember him in the streets of San Francisco in "Bullit"?) The first of the action films I believe, and still one of the best ever IMO. Digression, sorry.

Like you, I HATE cutting letters on the scroll saw - particularly when you get a word with the same letter repeated, or close by - any slight mistake shows up like a bull dog's whatsits! But you've done a great job of the whole thing, including the lettering. Respect Sir, well done.

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AES

Thanks for the kind remarks.
I always like "Steve Mcqueen"

Alot of the movies now days suck big time.
Letters are just tedious period lol
I have a couple more patterns i'm gonna do here soon, they have lots twists and turns an may e a vein cut or 2 but otherwise should be fairly stright foward lol

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AES Thanks for the kind remarks. I always like "Steve Mcqueen" Alot of the movies now days suck big time. Letters are just tedious period lol I have a couple more patterns i'm gonna do here soon, they have lots twists and turns an may e a vein cut or 2 but otherwise should be fairly stright foward lol


You want to try carving them, mind you I prefer to carve letters rather than scroll them

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Derek,

My carving skills are very small compared to me cutting the letters on the scroll saw.

If I tried to carve them it would look like I took a butcher knife to the wood LOL

My favorite way when i'm really lazy is to take the item down to my local wood craft shop and let them laser in a really nice font. Then I can fill that in with a nice acrylic to make a clean finished product.

But alas that cost money and a lot of times I give my stuff away to family and or friends so I don't make any real money at this at all LOL

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I too get Steves projects. I really like the Mustang it looks really great. Question, I am still new to the scrollsaw and was wondering what blades you used for the letters. I can never get them to turn out as nice as yours.
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