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...
I’ve gotten so many nice compliments for the ‘colorful’ etc. work on my dragon project that I’ve begun to suspect that many think I have done a lot more on it than I actually have, so this short blog is to clear up any misconceptions. Also, I’ve been assigned some housekeeping duties today by the CEO and can’t get into the shop, so I’m a little bored. If you bother to read this you will know how I feel. So just for clarities sake here is the botto...
As always the number one tool for any woodworker is the space he or she use’s for his/her wood shop. I have been blessed with a wonderful space to use and wanted to share it with all my LJ friends. This shop was actual started in December of 2011 ( the month I retired from my other career ) and I am now just getting it where it needs to be. The photos taken are after a open house I held at the farm to show off the shop and discuss woodworking with some local craftsmen. N...
Hey everyone,I am in need of some help! I am writing a book called “The Burl Hunter”. I am looking for interested people who are willing to read as I write to help me out. I am not a great writer but I love to teach. What I would like to do is get about 5 people to read and critique the book. Even edit my grammar. I would like 2 people who know about burls just to keep me in check and 3 to just read to learn and see how it flows. I need your input. It is a book that will g...
Today I have more pictures than I will post. Little by little everything is coming together and I keep going from one project to the next to the next as things are drying. But things are beginning to come together now and I am seeing the finish line on most of the new things that I am creating. I don’t want to overwhelm everyone, so I will only post pictures of two projects today. The first project that I will show today will be the “Butterflies are Free” candle tray. ...
Just when I thought I had enough to do . . . I was cutting out my recent project the other day and I was thinking (THAT is always dangerous!) I have been getting a lot of questions lately and I have talked to many newcomers to scroll sawing and for some odd reason I had the urge to teach again, so I thought I would do some more videos. There are so many times when I wish that I could just be with someone to show them how to do things. It would be far easier than trying to explain thing...
Well it has been a long time since I blogged and I’m not sure how Blog worthy this will be. Well you have all met young Ryan, one of my Jolly Rouges. He got a a Top Three for his first project with his Creepie/Stool. That made him so proud that he even chose the picture for his avatar on Facebook. That has led him to have the confidence to go on to further projects even a Commission for another stool for one of his carers. I know furniture designer/makers that have not yet had a comm...
these are two spoons i made for a friend of mine in Arizona, one is a ladle and the other is a spoon, the ladle is made from red cedar and the spoon is made from sassafras , i used my scroll saw to cut part of the shape, then i used my dremel, my foredom and hand chisels to create the hollowed out portions, these were the first kitchen items i have made and they were fun, although taxing for someone who has carpel tunnel or arthritis…but they were enjoyable to make and certainly enjoya...
That’s right guys, a 20” RBI Hawk !!! Made in the good ole USA !! I found this on craigslist for $100. I couldn’t get there fast enough. I even got the magnifier light and lots of extra blades. Apparently the man I bought it from bought it intending to make wooden toys and decided scrolling wasn’t his thing, and just wanted it out of the garage. Lucky for me !! Well I need to get back out to the shed and make up for lost time without a saw. It’s great to be b...
I want to start out today by saying that I didn’t get the video done yesterday. There was just too much going on with things and my partner Keith and I were both kind of taking turns on the saw. We both have projects to submit to the magazine for the Holiday issue and it is kind of ‘crunch time’. as we were away for a while and need to really get our projects done. I did, however save a piece from my own arsenal to cut in hopes of making a couple of small clips today. ...
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