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Author Topic: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Mr. Lizzardo' added  (Read 12064 times)

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: some scrapwood projects added
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2024, 12:00:45 pm »
"Cutie"

14,7 x 15,5cm, backer board 4mm, cutie 4mm.



Nothing to say about this one. It's cute.


"Horse"

15 x 19,5cm, backer board 6mm, horse 4mm



This one has an 'oldschool cartoon character' feel to me. Silly, but likeable.


"Bon appetit"

21 x 21,9cm, backer board 6mm, vulture 4mm



This one taught me not to use the cheapest plywood, especially not in combination with a dull blade. Terrible tearouts on the backside, took a looong time to sand those down.
Saved a few cents, gained a lot more work and frustration.
                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #81 on: May 06, 2024, 08:33:30 am »
"Hagar the Horrible'

21 x 30cm, backer board 4mm, Hagar 4mm

                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2024, 09:08:57 pm »
I'm always impressed with these sort of 'one shot's skills. That is, the type of skills where one mistake and you either throw it away or live with it. Water colours are another. What youve just put down is it, unlike oil paints where you normally have several DAYS to just keep going over it.

Well done 🧐


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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2024, 10:33:36 am »
I'm always impressed with these sort of 'one shot's skills. That is, the type of skills where one mistake and you either throw it away or live with it.

Heh. Funny that you should mention that, because this actually is the second shot. The first one went so bad that I threw it away.
Oddly enough, I'm pretty relaxed about this kind of project, because this hobby taught me that with patience, much practice and perseverance ... Murphy's Law is still out to get me. I have to pull off a flawless victory yet, so knowing that something will probably go wrong, I'm not that stressed out when it happens.
I have also learned not to be a bloody perfectionist all the time, because if I settle for good/very good, I'm getting more things done.
                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2024, 02:11:07 am »
Love the Hagar one!  This is such cool work.
I think it might be hard for anyone who doesn't engage in a subtractive art like this to appreciate it fully.

This lesson you are talking about I learned shaping surfboards.

Once you take it off, it is gone, and you can't put it back to take another shot at it.

When people ask I always refer to it as foam sculpture.

I'm always impressed with these sort of 'one shot's skills. That is, the type of skills where one mistake and you either throw it away or live with it.

Heh. Funny that you should mention that, because this actually is the second shot. The first one went so bad that I threw it away.
Oddly enough, I'm pretty relaxed about this kind of project, because this hobby taught me that with patience, much practice and perseverance ... Murphy's Law is still out to get me. I have to pull off a flawless victory yet, so knowing that something will probably go wrong, I'm not that stressed out when it happens.
I have also learned not to be a bloody perfectionist all the time, because if I settle for good/very good, I'm getting more things done.
Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools! I can fix it.

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2024, 12:43:42 am »
I think it might be hard for anyone who doesn't engage in a subtractive art like this to appreciate it fully.

True dat. The guy who made the viking that I copied also made some cute gnomes. Now take a wild guess which ones most people liked more  ::)
                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2024, 07:43:21 am »
David was a pillar of the community and pulled a thorn out of my paw once, donít talk trash about gnomes, bro.


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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hagar the Horrible' added
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2024, 04:12:37 pm »
David the Trash Gnome

                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Johnny Bravo' added
« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2024, 05:11:58 pm »
"Johnny Bravo"

20,5 x 24,5cm, backer board 4mm, Johnny 4mm





"Johnny Bravo"

21 x 24cm, backer board 4mm, Johnny 4mm



I like him. He's silly.
                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Hong Kong Phooey' added
« Reply #89 on: June 07, 2024, 10:22:19 am »
"Hong Kong Phooey"

21 x 24cm, backer board 4mm, Hong Kong Phooey 4mm

                  

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Re: Fretsaw project gallery: 'Mr. Lizzardo' added
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2024, 12:04:44 pm »
"Mr. Lizzardo"

23 x 28cm, backer board 4mm, Mr. Lizzardo 4mm



I wanted to do a more traditional pattern that gave me a challenge, and boy, did I get one. This thing is almost completely about very fine details, and lots upon lots of 'em.
25 - 30 hours of focused concentration, very careful sawing and even more careful sanding.

Despite all of that there are some spots where the cheap ass veneer cracked :badmood:. Maybe later on I'll touch them up with a bit of stain, right now I'm just glad that Mr. Lizzardo is finished.