scroll sawing

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Blog entry by aussiman posted 07-25-2008 06:33 AM 732 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys I tryed my first go at scroll sawing today not bad fun I have a question how do you sand the pattern or whatever you have cut is there a scroll file or somthing out there to put in the saw to smooth my cuts up

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 05:08 PM

Try this out they have both sanding strips and Olson sanding files available. They gave me excellent service in the past, and have anything you’d need in the way of scrolling supplies.
I’ve never used any sanding blades but I guess they could be usefull in the beginning. You’ll discover very quickly though through a little practice, that using the correct blade and feed speed on the saw will eliminate the need for any sanding. In fact I can occaisionally get a smoother finish with the blade than sandpaper would ever achieve! Get some patterns for compound or 3-D cutting of projects-you’ll be amazed what that little scrollsaw will let you do! I’m still a novice myself but scrolling is the most relaxing thing I do in the shop.
Happy Scrolling!
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#2 posted 07-25-2008 11:43 PM

Thank you I did not know that what blade would you use to cut 1/2 inch thick hardwood is there any were on the net to read up on this stuff

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