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Daniel L Abbink

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here's some projects I'm working on. The items in the first 4 pictures except the 40s PU are at  75 % scale.

 

 

 

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DAN: Good luck on retiring. I hope for you it is this year also! Great looking stuff!  I am building  24 of the FBI cars. Just for Christmas stock! It is an easy build and fun. I will go take some photos and post here. Thanks for your work! This is the first 2. there are 2 more versions. I also need to put the bumper on the FBI LIMO front and rear.Pine and poplar wood. No stain yet. 20190411_072557.jpg  20190411_072602.jpg  20190411_072621.jpg  20190411_072624.jpg  20190411_072634.jpg 

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Wow, wow and WOW to Dan and Garymac! All your work is just too cool. This is amazing and that is some fine workmanship. I love the 75% scale Dan. I have had the habit of making some of my toys too big. It is a hard habit to break. These are a perfect size.
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These are a few projects I've been working on. Trying my hand at painting with an air brush.

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Thanks Gary those FBI cars look good I haven't bought that set yet . I still have others I haven't built yet. 

John I tried 75% on a couple and found I liked them. Now I want to try the hillbilly collection.


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TONY: Love the Bonnie and Clyde coupe! Great paint job. Tell us more about air brushing. I use acrylic paint then hit it with a clear poly. 
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Making plenty of stock of the little cats from this plan: https://www.toymakingplans.com/website/PlanSets/MommysKittys.html IMG_20190622_233609.jpg
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This is a fantastic achievement. You are a production machine. Thanks for sharing this. Could you tell us the saw and blade type, wood and wood blank size, how you double cut, how you got such a great photo and where the cats are destined for?
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Thanks John! I have an Axminster (Excalibur) EX21. I use Pegas double skip blades no 1 or 3. Wood is (European) hard Maple, 20mm thick (0,78"). I just sandwich two of these together, trace a template and cut. It´s actually an experiment to see if stacking such thick blanks makes it faster or not. I plan to make the same amount of cats from beech, but without stacking. I took the picture with a poor phone camera. The cats are actually one of my best sellers so it´s always good to have plenty in stock. I market them as stacking cats. A friend of mine runs a tea house and we plan to have these as an activity this summer.

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Very nice. I don't remember ever seeing this set of plans. After seeing photos of the cats all stacked up, I need to add these to my build list. 

Things I get from stack cutting.

The first is control. If I am cutting thinner stock, the scroll saw can be hard to control, making it very easy to destroy a part. The sweet spot for me is 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick. I can cut thicker and do a lot of 1-1/2-inch thick pine, but that isn't stack cut.

I get two pieces that are very close to being the same. Think legs or arms for animals.

Stack cutting uses less material, Less tape, adhesive, and patterns.

If I were cutting 1/8-inch pieces, I could cut eight at a time. Cutting eight at a time would certainly save a lot of time. 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch thick. Would not save near as much.

I can't say that it is faster. I have to cut slower, and there is some setup time involved. I have never timed it to see.



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Enjoying a "night shift" in my workshop...


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all very nice


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Great info and production. Where do you grey your blades from? And how much do you sell your cats and animal puzzle for? I have my work in a local art gallery here where I live. I think I sell the animal puzzle for $35 usd.
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This is the most amazing set of posts and every one a little masterpiece.
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I buy blades at https://www.fine-tools.com/

And I sell the cats for 6€ per set and Animal pals are 25€
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