Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jazz Portrait Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This Jazz portrait pattern is 8" X 10". 

I am showing this portrait framed but it would look fine cut in thicker wood and just not use a backer or frame.

How the Sausage is Made:

The next image is the work in progress of this pattern. I thought you may find it interesting. The red is the final pattern. All the other images are my thought process while designing the pattern. This is just a small part of all the iterations the pattern went through. In my graphics program, I can copy and move images out of the design area. The design area in the image below is filled with the red portrait. I keep everything in the waste area until I am sure I don't need it.

It started out on an oval plaque and morphed into the portrait pattern. It was a total of about four hours of work. That is about double the normal time of my designs. It was not because the pattern was difficult. It was just that I kept changing my mind on what looked good. 
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