Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Very Own T-Rex

This was a pattern that I had been looking at for a long time. I have it from the fall 2004 issue of Scroll Saw Workshop magazine. The pattern is from a collection of 7 different dinosaur projects in a book called "Make Your Own Model Dinosaurs."

I cut the pattern out of 1/8" baltic birch plywood. The pattern fits together with little notches that slide together and lock the different pieces in place. Each of the slots has a number and their is a corresponding number on a second piece that you slide it into. There are 42 different individual pieces in this project and it took me a little of 3 hours of cutting on the scroll saw.

The scrolling was pretty easy, with moderate challenge level on the pieces for the fee and for the arms and hands. It was a lot of fun to build it as I went and watch the progress as I cut out each additional piece.

I really enjoyed this project and the final product is great. I am going to be purchasing the book so that I can make the other dinosaurs and start my own museum. The other dinosaurs include.


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