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Glennbear

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Glenn
A couple days ago I made the journey across VA, over the Allegheny mountains to visit with Steviegwood in WV and while I was there admiring his beautiful work he pulled out a puzzle that a friend had sent him. For someone like me who has a hard time following a curved line in 3/4 stock with a bandsaw this was mind boggling:

That is a matchbox with a postage stamp glued to the top and inside was another stamp laminated to wood and cut into a puzzle :swoon:



Talk about having patience and a delicate touch !!! Excuse my shaky picture but you get the idea :wsmile:
 

CarvedTones

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Andy
I wonder what blade he uses to get a kerf that's insignificant on something that small. Almst seems like you would need to slice it with an Exacto instead of sawing it. How thick/strong was the backing?
 

CaptnA

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how neat is that-
These old eyes have a hard enough time without the strain that must have caused. Bifocals and magnifyers abound in my world!
 

Glennbear

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Glenn
Pretty cool.

Does he sell them?

pete
From what Steve told me, his friend does not sell them.

I wonder what blade he uses to get a kerf that's insignificant on something that small. Almst seems like you would need to slice it with an Exacto instead of sawing it. How thick/strong was the backing?
Talking yesterday we surmised it has to be a jewler's blade, the backing is <1/8 as I recall

how neat is that-
These old eyes have a hard enough time without the strain that must have caused. Bifocals and magnifyers abound in my world!
Mine too brother, mine too :gar-La;
 

CarvedTones

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Andy
Hmm...

That thin, I am going to guess that he is using Exactos or something similar and tapping through. I wish I could see the second picture better to see if the round ends are shaped consistently the same. I have a set of miniature Exacto blades in a lot of shapes and you can use them like chisels to cut something really thin with no kerf.
 

steviegwood

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Steven
Hi Everyone, These are made by a fellow by the name of Carter Johnson. I believe that he uses a jewelers blade to cut these stamp puzzles with a zero clearance blade insert. Steve
 

ScottM

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I have done some small pieces but this is unbelieiveable. I wish I had the time and talent.
 

CarvedTones

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Andy
Amazing! I wonder if he dubbed his voice in later or if he can really sit and chat while doing stuff that intricate. My favorite part was "Now, I am coming up on a tough piece." Oh, the rest was easy? :jealous: Great video; he explains it well.
 
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