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    My first Scrollsaw Portrait

    Long Before I knew any better, I tackled this piece.

    the LOML is a firefighter and EMT. I scrolled this because following the WTC attacks, our household was very wrapped up in the emotional turmoil. Lori knew several of the firefighters lost. I scrolled this to help cope with the tumult in our house and lives.
    -Ned

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    Ned, That looks great. Now you just have to put a darker color behind it to show it off.

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    Very cool Ned.

    I don't know if I'd have the patiance for that kind of work.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Very cool Ned.

    I don't know if I'd have the patiance for that kind of work.

    Cheers
    Sounds like he had some special motivation on this particular one.

    Nice piece, Ned. Thanks for posting the pic.
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    Nice work Ned. I hope to do some scrolling one day soon. I sure would like to see how you mount that piece. I know it will always mean a great deal to you.

    DT

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    Very nice work Ned. Thanks for sharing the work, and the motivation behind it.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Beautiful Ned. A lot of patience and love went into that.

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    Thanks guys,
    I don't know about patience being involved, scrolling relaxes me, or used to (haven't done much in the past couple of weeks, busy with the kitchen reno).

    I hate to say it, but I never did get around to framing it up, and that piece is not a new one at all. We simply placed it on a dresser with a black cloth behind it for awhile, and now it is in storage.


    The pattern is still available online: Fireman and Flag fretwork pattern
    -Ned

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