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i know this thread has been a little slow lately, but i just had to share my animals. i just made them tonight and they still need some sanding, but i'm so happy with them.

http://picasaweb.google.com/dfunk98/WoodAnimals#
Those look great!
post #222 of 238
I am now asking for a scroll saw for Mother's Day!!! I cannot wait to make all sorts of puzzles, animals, tree, etc. So much fun! You mamas have done an outstanding job on your creations.
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noone's been here for a while but I'm starting to think of Christmas and I think I'm going to make some of these. Anybody have a great resource for the templates?
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post #225 of 238
I just read through this whole thread and am so excited to make these. Now I need to get my hands on a scroll saw and some patterns!
post #226 of 238
I'm feeling pretty inspired, myself! I'm planning to buy a scroll saw, now. Dh is pretty durn interested as well.
Anyone have any wood craft ideas or links for grown up gifts we could make with a scroll saw?
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I'm feeling pretty inspired, myself! I'm planning to buy a scroll saw, now. Dh is pretty durn interested as well.
Anyone have any wood craft ideas or links for grown up gifts we could make with a scroll saw?
For adults, I've made puzzles (really cool, challenging ones, that will look nice on the coffee table). There is a whole world of things you can do with a scroll saw. Next time you are in the bookstore, check out a scroll saw magazine (or look online). There are so many neat things you can do.

Check on craigslist, rather than buying a new one. Although I was just down in central florida, and there were far fewer listings down there than up here in NJ where my parents live.
post #228 of 238
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I'm pretty sure there's a link to Amber Dusick's recipe in this thread. In fact, I'd bet that she's posted here. It's 3 parts jojoba oil, 1 part beeswax.
I just posted my Beeswax Wood Polish recipe today on my blog. I don't use the 3/1 ratio anymore though, I've been using 4/1 ratio instead because I like it a bit more oily rather than sticky. If you want a thicker beeswax though, stick to the 3/1.


sapientia - for grown up ideas how about a cheeseboard or breadboard for serving? This is a really easy project, I've made them for holiday gifts. Same idea as the toys...just much bigger. Pick your shape based on the gift recipient. Stick to hardwoods for sure though and of course give proper washing instructions.
post #229 of 238
I finally made some! Blog post here with lots of pics: http://www.54stitches.com/2010/09/arbor-day.html

I talk about how I did the painting too to reduce any paint bleeding.
post #230 of 238
Bumping this up. Great ideas for the holidays! I'm putting a scroll saw on my Christmas list
post #231 of 238

54mama, those are really beautiful!  I love the colors and shapes you used.  Dd is getting the Grimm's mobile home for Christmas.  I would really love to make her a little forest to park it in, and your trees are an inspiration.  Gotta check out Eclectica's blog, too.

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Those look great.  I've been doing some similar things with my scroll saw, and when I found the dearth of information about safe paints, dyes, and polishes out there for kids (since my assumption is that anything like this could end up in a mouth), I put together a little page with all the information I *could* find.  So if you're interested, here it is:

 

http://paintwoodentoys.com/

 

making toys is lots of fun - hope many moms pick up a scroll saw!

 

katie

post #233 of 238

This is a wonderful thread. Does anyone have any recommendations about where to get wood, inexpensively and FSC certified ... or from sustainable forests? The only stuff I find at craft or DIY stores is either from another country or not FSC certified. I'd appreciate hearing any ideas, and also if anyone knows of any precut wood shape stores whose pieces are not imported.

 

post #234 of 238

your crafts are just great (looked through some of your photos).  I love the felted doll holding a baby.

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Oh gosh, I want to learn to do this - the toys are so beautiful.  But I am a little afraid of losing a thumb....

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Oh gosh, I want to learn to do this - the toys are so beautiful.  But I am a little afraid of losing a thumb....



Honestly, with the scroll saw? It moves so slowly that you'd be hard-pressed to lose a thumb.  I mean, obviously it's a power tool and you can hurt yourself, but a., you keep your fingers to the sides of the blade, not in front, and b., seriously, it's very slow.  You'd be injuring yourself in slow motion.  As long as you're not hitting the bottle while you're doing it, you're probably just fine.

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Oh gosh, I want to learn to do this - the toys are so beautiful.  But I am a little afraid of losing a thumb....



Honestly, with the scroll saw? It moves so slowly that you'd be hard-pressed to lose a thumb.  I mean, obviously it's a power tool and you can hurt yourself, but a., you keep your fingers to the sides of the blade, not in front, and b., seriously, it's very slow.  You'd be injuring yourself in slow motion.  As long as you're not hitting the bottle while you're doing it, you're probably just fine.

 

I know, I know, it's a completely irrational fear...  It's kind of like running a sewing machine, right?  I got to use a bandsaw ... no, it was a circular saw... with the GIANT rotating blade ....recently, and that was terrifying and slightly exhilirating because it was so LOUD.
 

post #238 of 238

I'm hoping to get a scroll saw for Christmas!

 

Beautiful work!

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