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How to carry a 1/4" sheet of plywood on your Buddy...

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...and they said it couldn't be done!

Of course it helps if you cut it into 1-foot square pieces....minor detail!

I wanted to do this as I've taken up scroll sawing and needed supplies.

The ones below are pretty rough looking, but they are just the first three attempts I've made, so it should only get better!

I'm thinking maybe of doing some of scooters. Think there'd be an interest?
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Nice work! On both the hauling and the woodwork. :)

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That's what I was thinking. :D

That's not why I decided to pick up the hobby, but if I can have fun AND make money, so much the better!
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I like it! Post more pictures as you get others done!
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ericalm wrote:People will buy anything scooter-y. If they were Christmas ornaments, they'd buy 'em up!
People will also buy anything with a Kokopelli on it too - how about a Kokopelli riding a Buddy?
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michelle_7728 wrote:That's what I was thinking. :D

That's not why I decided to pick up the hobby, but if I can have fun AND make money, so much the better!
I'm liking the Christmas ornament idea a lot. :) I collect scooter ornaments, so you could put me down for a couple for sure.
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Do you play woodwinds? Nice kokopelli
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Syd has the idea.

Nice pics, a whole 4x8 sheet...impressive :wink:
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Syd wrote: - how about a Kokopelli riding a Buddy?
+!
that would a cool idea. I've seem him on other bikes before.
found these as examples:
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Post by michelle_7728 »

Syd: A Kokopelli riding a Buddy? Cute idea - we'll see.

I'm looking at wood burning now (did it years ago as a hobby). It is very time consuming to cut out all the inside bits with a scroll saw, so I might cut out the outline, then do the interior with wood burning...I haven't decided for sure yet. Still kicking around ideas.

OldGuy: Will do--Thanks!

Jrsjr: Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll keep you in mind should this actually occur. I have intentions of doing this, but we'll see if I follow through in time for this Christmas. :?

Drum pro: No, I don't play woodwinds. The only musical inclination I have is turning on the radio or playing a CD...and from the music being played in the background of my Youtube demonstrating the back-off brake light modulator on my Buddy, some would even disagree with that statement.... :oops:

Tocsik: Thanks for posting the pictures. :)

I just got my new Excalibur this past week. Still getting it set up in an area so I can get started. I'm pretty excited about it!
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michelle_7728 wrote:I'm looking at wood burning now (did it years ago as a hobby). It is very time consuming to cut out all the inside bits with a scroll saw, so I might cut out the outline, then do the interior with wood burning...I haven't decided for sure yet. Still kicking around ideas.
Nice work! You may have already considered on tried this, but a Dremel with some of the hundreds of available attachments may help out with some of the precise cuts.

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Good point. I had forgotten about the Dremel. :)
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Wow, very cool Critters........
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Updated pix

None of these are my original designs...they are all from patterns in books I bought. Once I feel I have practiced enough, I'll break away and do my own thing. :D

For scale, the dragon fits on a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.

As pokey as I've been (I only have scroll saw sessions every several days) I likely won't have any thing to sell for this Christmas. :roll:
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Hmmm. A kokopelli on a scooter. What a unique idea. Please refer to my avatar. aka - Scoot-a-pelli.

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Post by Witch »

Woo hoo, competition! :wink:

I've been doing scooter ornaments on and off for several years. Cute, fun, and really not all that difficult. It's the painting that's the most tedious. I recently got a round blade for the scroll saw I use, but I haven't tried it yet.

Nice work you've got there. I've thought about trying those kinds of puzzles, too.
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Post by michelle_7728 »

Now THAT is cute. :D

Thank you for the compliments. It's nice to see someone else out there that is into scroll sawing. :)

I bought some round blades too, but have not gotten around to trying them yet. I can certainly see the appeal in using them! I still am trying to get the hang of really tight turns when I care about keeping the neighboring wood as intact as possible....or in controlling tight turns at all (for example: the dog puzzle was not supposed to have a turned down tail at the end, but if I cut it straight there'll be a hole when I slide the puzzle in to it's wood backing). :roll:
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I don't know if this will be of any interest to you, but I picked up this Dremel moto saw from Amazon for about $90.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... s=merchant

The nice thing is it's small, light and portable. Can be used as both a scroll saw (mounted to the platform) or removed and used as a coping saw. This is really capable of some detailed and precise cuts. Couple this with a typical Dremel multi-tool with the appropriate attachments and there isn't anything you can't do. :D

Obviously I'm a big fan of Dremel products.

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That does look like a useful tool. Dremel does have some good stuff. :D

I think I'll be ready next year to make stuff to sell. This year was just practice and I gave the vast majority of stuff I made away for Christmas gifts. Mostly I've been using patterns from books (stuff they said it was okay to copy and sell). The sports one I devised from a picture, then made and just gave away...doubtful I could sell something like that without bending some copyright law or other. :roll:

Here's some more of the things I've done. I've also done a bit with woodburning now (not shown here) and will be coming up with a way to incorporate that into scooter ornaments, etc. :)

I'm still trying to decide what type of sanding implement I want to have going forward. Any ideas? I currently have a drill press with a little sanding drum mounted on it and I swap it out for a flutter wheel. I'm thinking about some kind of combination belt sander but the oscillating sanders look good too. I need to be a bit careful though, as I don't have unlimited space, so I'm trying to determine where I'll get the most sanding variety from the smallest footprint. :?
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Post by Rob »

Very nice!

I have both a belt sander and an orbital, but I'm not sure what would work better for you, especially with space limitations.

Would a palm or detail sander work for you?

Here's a site I use from time to time with a comparison of sander types.

http://www.planitdiy.com/how-to/garage- ... ower-tool/

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Thanks Rob, I'll check it out. :D
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Over on Modern Vespa a while back, someone posted a video of how to load up a scooter. He used 2 backpacks for one thing... One on his back and a second one on his front. It works very well. Actually balances things out and is comfortable.
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Post by michelle_7728 »

LOL. I'd love to see that. :D

Probably that would be doable for the majority of people on this forum. Alas, I can't even wear a normal backpack with a couple of pounds in it (two bad disks in my lower back), so I have to find other ways of carrying things. :(
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Very nice work. So intricate. Scroll saws must cut very finely.
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