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Scrollsaw Portraits in a NutShell #2: Lesson #2 - Creating Patterns on the Computer

08-09-2011 11:45 PM by KnotCurser | 9 comments »

Since I was asked by a TON of people over the last few months how I go about creating a scroll saw pattern from a picture I am going to attempt to share with you all just how I go about doing so. First of all, I am using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1. I was able to get a great deal on the software (student pricing) and that is what I use for 95% of my graphic’s work. The techniques I use can pretty easily be duplicated using other graphics programs, some of them extremely inexpensive or even fre...

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Scroll Saw Stand #1: Building materials and stand top

03-06-2010 06:18 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

The trash man giveth and the trash man taketh away…. That would seem to sum up most of my woodworking experiences so far :) At any rate, I pulled the trigger on a new Dewalt scroll saw. I have been using a cheaper model for some time and I made do but wanted to work with something a little nicer and get those compound cuts and fretwork moving. I have been using my bench for awhile, but wanted a dedicated stand for this one. I downloaded a free plan from Wood awhile back and was going...

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LJ Gateways #1: Gateway: EQUIPMENT SAFETY TIPS

01-23-2011 09:42 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

The following are gateways to tips/information re: safety for individual pieces of equipment(Any other tools/equipment you’d like to see on the list?)     LumberJocks’ Equipment Safety Gateway” Allergic Reactions to Wood Bandsaw Hand Plane Lathe Mitre Saw Planer Router Sander Scroll Saw Table Saw Vise All LumberJocks’ GATEWAYS Safety Tips Projects Woodworking Tips & Tricks And a quick glance at LumberJocks.co...

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Scroll Saw Projects #2: Tree of Life Tiger Maple and Walnut Scroll Box Part Two

02-05-2011 06:57 AM by David Craig | 12 comments »

“If you are not willing to be bad at something, you will never be good at anything” – Me That is what I tell my sons when they express outrage at the lack of instant gratification when setting down to try and learn the guitar or try something in sports. Life isn’t a video game and it takes a little time to develop any skill. Something I need to remind myself from time to time. This project hit a couple snags. I completed the top portion of the top - But I ...

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Wooden Watch (Semi-tutorial)

01-25-2013 11:18 PM by Dan | 9 comments »

So after making my wooden bracelets, I decided I wanted to use the same method to make a watch. Due to the materials I had at hand, I ended up using a different method to make the watch than I did the bracelets. 1. Draw up a pattern. (I used CORELDraw to design mine) 2. Select Material – I went with 1/4” thick red oak flatstock. 3. Trace or use spray adhesive to attach pattern to blanks. 4. Drill link holes (I clamped mine between 2 1/2” pieces to make easier to...

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Scroll Saw Stand #2: I finished the stand

03-09-2010 06:59 AM by David Craig | 4 comments »

Quick little project and it didn’t take long. Two items I wish I would have spent a little more time planning out before committing myself to cutting action…. 1. I got in a hurry on one of the stretchers and didn’t predrill the hole. So I had a little bit of blowout when driving the screw. 2. I changed my mind on the positioning after I drill a couple holes to house the base. Ummmm, next time I should probably think about that before putting a drill in my hand. Mino...

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Scroll Saw Forum #5: How To Align Your Scroll Saw Blade (Video)

02-06-2013 04:29 AM by TripleB | 7 comments »

Had a discussion with a friend today about easy ways to align your scroll saw blade to the table. Surprisingly, It was a lot more difficult to explain than I thought it would be, so I figured I’d just make a quick video and show the process instead. This process is nothing new, but I’m sure there are a few out there that might not know how to do it this way so I wanted to show you as well, just in case! BobScroll Saw Forum

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Easy Christmas gift project - Video

11-30-2011 04:58 PM by ScrollSawVideo | 2 comments »

The following link is a video that I posted on YouiTube. The project is an easy quick gift for far away friends. Hope you try this and enjoy the project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufuxQyU6oKs

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Slow But Steady Progress and Learning

01-26-2013 07:51 PM by stefang | 10 comments »

ADVENTURE SUMMARYAgainst all good sense and the normal practice of creating marquetry with a wide range of different ultra thin wood veneers, I am attempting to do marquetry with thicker materials, about 3/8” thick. My reason for doing this is because right now I don’t like the idea of working with those paper thin veneers and I’m not too keen on making packets to get a lot of copies. This in no way means that I do not appreciate, respect and admire ‘proper’ marq...

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Scroll Saw Forum #7: Scroll Saw Cutting for Beginners, Video Set

09-21-2013 07:08 PM by TripleB | 2 comments »

I just completed a set of two video’s to help out the newbies to scroll sawing. The video series includes a printable “Cutting Guide” that can be used for practice cutting and covers most of the different types of cuts that will be performed on a scroll saw. Part 1 goes over the basics of pattern application, wood preparation and some insight on how to drill straight holes as well as preventing tear out during the drilling process. I recommend that everyone watch the part on preventing tea...

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