Saturday, June 24, 2017

Large Sitting Bull Portrait Scroll Saw Pattern.
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I had a large glued up pine board left over form the wedding box build. I cut it down to 26 inches in length and 10 inches wide. This is one of the pine panels that you can buy at Home Depot. I think they are 48" X 24" if I remember correct. They are 5/8" thick. The cost is something like $13 so they are great project boards where pine is appropriate.

I use the following image of Sitting Bull to design the pattern. I broke the pattern up over three pages so it has to be taped together after it is printed out.

Here is a closer look. I left the board unfinished for now. I have not decided if I will just apply spray lacquer or the same light oak stain I used on the wedding box. I'm leaning toward the golden

As you can see from the next picture it is a large board. Using a spiral blade allowed me to leave the board horizontal for the entire cut. The larger table of the Seyco ST-21 held the board easily without additional support. If your saw has a smaller table you may want to rig up a side support table. A roller stand also works great for this additional support.
I worked from left to right and because there really are not that many interior cuts it only took about three hours to finish. I used #5 and  #3 spiral blades. The #3 let me get sharper points in the smaller areas. The #5 was used in the larger areas just to speed up the cut.
I wanted a backer board and had planned to paint some Baltic birch plywood. I notice a piece of fake wood paneling I had in the corner and decided to use that instead. I nailed it on the back and added a saw tooth hanger to the top.
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