Monday, May 6, 2019

1966 GTO Scroll Saw Pattern.

The Pontiac GTO was manufactured from 1964 thru 1974. The 1964 GTO is widely considered the first popular American muscle car(super car). General Motors was hesitant to let it's Pontiac division make the GTO because they thought their conservative customers would not like it. High ranking Pontica managers secretly developed the GTO and after showing GM a large number of dealer orders they relented. The GTO went on to be a great success for GM.  

Make it Perfect?

I talk to scrollers all the time who have never shown their work to anyone. Maybe they let their wife or husband take a look but that's as far as they go. I hear the same line over and over. "My projects are not good enough to show anyone.". 

Most of us are critical of our own work. If it is not perfect we think others will see the goofs and judge us. Let me explain something that you may not realize. Most of the people that you show your work to have no idea what a scroll saw is. They will be amazed that you are able to cut such fine detail in the wood. Some won't care for the work and others will be interested and impressed.

It's fine to try to improve your work. We all want to get better. No project is perfect. Don't waste your time trying to be perfect. Scroll saw art is hand made. The advantage we have over digital manufacturing is that each piece is one of a kind. "Hand made" implies that it is not perfect. Perfect can actually decrease the value of a piece of art.

Hand made does not mean sloppy. Sloppy is something that happens when you don't take the time to work to your ability. Take pride in your work but don't be so judgemental that you don't have the enjoyable experience of sharing what you make. The reward outweighs the risks. Your obituary will not say "He was a great guy but a terrible woodworker".

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