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    Bee on honeycomb

    I have just finished this piece, Bee on Honeycomb. Its my design but I pinched the idea from Fiona kingdon who is an amazing scroll saw artist whom I spoke to at the Midland Woodworking Show in Newark where she was demonstrating her work. It started life as a 12 inch x 3 inch thick Beech bowl blank that I cut in half, Stained with Chestnut Golden Oak, I really should have used something a bit thinner as I had to use about 10 blades to get it finished (Pegas Reverse Skip No 9s) on my Ex16 Scroll saw. The blades weren't wearing out but getting jammed in the cut with the really fine sawdust being produced & kinking & breaking whilst trying to protect the piece from damage.
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    Kudos to you Keith, that is a hefty lump of beech to cut on a scroll saw.
    Nice, neat and precise work.
    Well done
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    Thanks Alan, Yes i might try to find a slightly thinner piece of timber for my next project lol

     
     
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    Good Lord. There is some skill and patience on show there Keith. Lovely piece - I like that a lot
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    That is a beeuty very impressive well done.

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    Ambitious project, lots of piercings. Is this piece really 1.5" thick? I also scroll and appreciate the effort to achieve your lovely project. I can't tell from your video, do you have a quick release or are you reaching to the back of the saw to re-tension each time you change holes.
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    Amazing patience demonstrated beaut idea and marvelous execution Keith. That is a conversation piece in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Q View Post
    Ambitious project, lots of piercings. Is this piece really 1.5" thick? I also scroll and appreciate the effort to achieve your lovely project. I can't tell from your video, do you have a quick release or are you reaching to the back of the saw to re-tension each time you change holes.
    That's Fiona Kingdon Scrolling in the video Terry, Check her out on youtube, A real artist who uses a Hegner, I used my Axi Ex16 to cut this with much easier blade changing than the Hegner's i think. And yes it is that thick, it was a 12inch X 3 inch beech bowl blank that i cut in half. My next project will be made with much thinner stock Lol

     
     
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    Top marks for that Keith, very impressive, I love it.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    Wow, there must have been a serious amount of time & effort put into that, looks great.

     
     

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