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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #4: Let the Scrolling Begin - Casting on and Casting Off

1126 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 69 comments »

Now that everyone has their patterns applied to the wood, we are finally ready to turn on our saws and do some cutting. Since the practice patterns that I have given you have no inside cuts, we are going to learn some practical ways to start and finish our cutting lines. I call this ‘casting on’ and ‘casting off’ the wood. Most people – especially when starting out – just aim for the part of the design that is closest to the edge and start cutting. ...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #1: Introduction - Sign Up and Objective

1141 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 135 comments »

Hi, Everybody! My name is Sheila Landry, although many of you may know me as ‘Scrollgirl’. I’ve had that nickname for over fifteen years now and chose it because I LOVE SCROLL SAWING! I work as a contributing editor for Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine and I also have my own pattern business called Sheila Landry Designs where I sell my original scroll saw and painting patterns. I was asked by MsDebbie if I would like to host an online scroll saw class here on...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #2: Basic Supplies and (EGADS!) Homework!

1138 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 44 comments »

Well, it looks like we are going to have a great group here! I am really happy with the enthusiasm of everyone who wants to participate, and also the cheerleaders. You can all get back in your seats now and we can start to get down to business. I wanted to get this post up here by the weekend so that if you need to get some supplies to start, you will have some time to do so. One thing that I really like about scroll sawing is that it takes very little ‘equipment’ to mak...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #6: Cutting Sharp (Acute) Outside Corners

1110 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 38 comments »

By now most of you should have a bit of a feel for cutting some nice outside curves on the scroll saw. As we know however, most designs also consist of some nice sharp angles. Making accurate corners can be a bit of a challenge when you are new to scroll sawing, but with a few quick tips and a little bit of practice, you will find it is not as difficult as you may have imagined. Before long you will be scrolling those angles with little effort or thought. In order for me to show you ...

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Intarsia Basics #2: Preparing Your Wood and Pattern for Cutting

861 days ago by KoryK | 18 comments »

Intro: Hello to all and welcome to the first installment of Intarsia Basics. Before we can start cutting we need to select the wood we want to use and get our pattern ready. Wood Choices: I prefer to start with stock that is one inch thick because that gives you a lot of depth that you can work with. It will require a little more sanding on some areas but it will help to give your piece a 3D look. It is your choice if you prefer to stain your wood to achieve the colors or use exot...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #5: Cutting Outside Curves

1117 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 23 comments »

Now that we have had a chance to practice casting on and off, we are going to practice a bit more on cutting outside curves. Cutting curves is probably one of the easiest things to do on a scroll saw. Most designs consist mainly of curved lines, with occasional straight runs from time to time. Once you get used to cutting curves and turning corners accurately, you are well on your way to being a great scroller. One thing that is important to remember is that the blade is stationa...

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SPOON CARVING #1: Spoon Carving FREE_FOR_ALL (aka collaboration, forum and even class)

1145 days ago by Spoontaneous | 81 comments »

A while back I was asked if I would be willing to destruct… uh, I mean, INSTRUCT a class on Spoon carving. Since I have been told on numerous occasions that I ‘have no class’, I am going to, instead, call this a spoon carving ‘collaboration’. A forum of sorts, where anyone that wishes to participate can ask and answer any question, offer or receive any advice and most of all, be a part of the creative process. Obviously, the goal will be to CARVE A WOODEN SPOON. Simple enough, right? ...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #11: Grain orientation... just a little bit more..

1150 days ago by degoose | 7 comments »

Not really part of the class but I think it emphasises that grain orientation is paramount…This morning I dressed some European Wild Cherry and some European Walnut to make another End Grain Board… When I saw how the grain was running in one piece of the walnut I thought about how I could give it a little extra oomph…. A bit blurry but you get the idea…the dark part of the walnut get larger as you move from left to right… both top and bottom.. But what ...

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Intarsia Basics #3: Let’s Do Some Cutting!

853 days ago by KoryK | 9 comments »

Thanks for joining us for the third installment of “Intarsia Basics” and this is where it starts to get really fun. Cutting out the pattern is one of the best parts of doing this kind of art. It takes a little practice to get used to using your saw. You can look up some practice patterns or just make some zig zags, loop the loops, straight lines, gentle curves, and circles on a piece of paper and glue to a practice board. Cut out some of these and you will start getting used to the “feel ...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #19: Resawing by hand, and some further stock prep

987 days ago by RGtools | 13 comments »

I don’t recommend that you do a larger resaw for the top of your table. While doing this gives you the option to book-match figure, that invites two problems. One, the grain direction on a book matched table top reverses across the joint making the smoothing operation a more more careful process. Two, resawn stock always moves…no matter how dry it is, it is always more moist on the inside of a board than on the outside. As it equalizes it moves. This requires you to either re-...

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