My name is Pat from, North Dakota. I am 51 years old and am married to a lovely woman Darlene for 24 years. We have 2 daughters and one son and 6 grand children. I have always loved woodworking but scrollsawing took hold of me and won't let go. I love it passionately and do what ever I can to learn as much about it as I can and I can't tell you what an inspiration you are for me.
I am not nearly as computer literate as you appear to be but I must tell you about this as I am very proud of what I have done. First of all I am very new to the art of scroll sawing (just about 3 months) and have literally become a fanatic for it.
I spend every waking moment thinking about it in some way or another. I have joined SAW. I have subscribed to Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts and literally can't wait for each new issue. I have your blogspot saved to my favorites and check it literally several times a day for anything new. I have seen all your videos at least once. I have most of your patterns printed out and have studied Corel Draw through your tutorials. Unfortunately I only have Corel Draw 8.0 so you can imagine what I had to go thru to accomplish what you teach in your tutorials in order to make 8.0 do what your Corel can do. But I succeeded.
As you can see by the photo I have made a name ornament for myself, my wife, all our kids, their spouses, all their kids, and all the animals in the family (two dogs and my son's ferret). Also one of my wife's brother and her mother. 16 in all. My wife loves the project as does every one else that has seen it. I can't thank you enough for what you and the scrolling world has done for me.
I have the Dewalt 788 on order and am using the Delta 16 inch currently which is working just fine but want the larger more vibration free unit. I will continue to send you photos of some of the other projects of yours that I complete.
I'm currently working on developing my own blogspot and will inform you about it when I have enough to launch it. Thank you so much for giving me the gift of scroll sawing. I will (I apologize for not doing so yet) send you a donation for your blog spot as it has done so much for me. Steve Good you have given me a hobby that I will cherish till I die and I sincerely thank you for that. May all the best come to you and yours for the new year. God bless.
Thanks Pat. Your email has made the first day of 2008 a little brighter for me.
The scroll saw is just another tool. Put that tool in the hands of someone with a passion and special things happen. The ornaments you made for your family will be cherished for years to come.
I'm happy you have found a hobby that you are passionate about and that I could help in some small way.
Cutting accurate circles can be a challenge for new scrollers. You seem to have mastered that with little problem. You got a bunch of practice with all those ornaments.
Thanks for sending the picture. Keep in touch and let us know how you progress with you new saw.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Posted by Steve Good at 6:51:00 PM
Here is a portrait of a gaggle of geese. This is a common sight around the farm lands of Kentucky. I love watching these large birds come in to the ponds around here and sit down so gracefully.
Use nice contrasting woods to make sure the portrait stands out from the background. The backer board is 8" x 10". You can reduce or enlarge the pattern to suit.
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