I am working on some trucks. I have the cabs rough cut out and followed the directions and pattern. The next step is to sand and file the cabs until they look good to me. What is that suppose to to mean? I am good at following a pattern and design but be artsy, that is not me. So yesterday I took out the vice and files and went to town. I think I am going to be making more sawdust then product. I am not the person to say something looks artistically correct or balanced. So here is my first pass. I have the rough out block and the good enough version next to it. What do you think?
Sunday, July 1, 2012
|This is the complete set.|
|The brontosaurus and the two trees|
|This is the Triceratops and one with the fin like back|
|Then the background|
|Yes it does say "MOOSE" It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.|
|Big dinosaur and little dinosaur|
|An elephant. not particularly interesting but it is made out of aspen|
- I can not rush them. Too much pressure or faster blade speed tend to break blades and burn wood
- There are major differences in the size of blades. A lower number blade in the puzzle makes for tighter fitting pieces but it takes longer. While the outside of the puzzle can be done with a higher number blade with out sacrificing the detail
- I have to push the wood straight into the blade. When doing curves and tight radii it is very easy to push from an angle. This causes the blade to bend just slightly. Even though it is slight it causes the pieces to come apart in only one direction. I have to be more aware of how I am pushing the piece into the blade.