sorry i didnt catch all spelling errors folks
Several tips that might help.
- I use a less expensive delta scrollsaw to cut out patterns in stock less than 2", with a fine toothed blade that has all teeth going the same direction to move the sawdust out, specifically polar 5 flying Dutchman, You may not own a scrollsaw, you may choose to cut out patterns with a bandsaw, or coping saw if you like punishment.
- if you dont have a saw, try your carving group, or cabinet shop to get your pattern cut out if you bring in the pattern they will cut it for a fee.
- Always cut out the outline of the pattern oversize. allow 1/16 to 1/8th" because weird things happen sometimes the side pressure on the blade or the grain will bend the blade and make a vertical taper cut.
- If you undercut the pattern, you might come up with a skinny santa to get proportions right in compensating
- In the first picture you might notice, the front view and side view are not the same height, i had to compensate, and cut off the top of the pattern to get the nose to come to the same height as side view.. this has to be done to some patterns
- Save all the scraps!, the 4 views 2 front and 2 side views can be shallow carved and turned into fridge magnets or santa shirt pins,, 4 scraps from the corners can be sent to tom h. he will find something to make out of them... grin!