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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #18: What Accessory Items are Needed or Wanted with a Scrollsaw.

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 10-27-2011 10:20 PM 3886 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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While researching what my family might purchase me for Christmas (and I hope they do) I have compiled a list of items that scrollsawer might want. YES a lot depends on what type of scrollsawing one does but this list seems fairly comprehensive. Of course the first assumed items are a scrollsaw and LOTS of pattern sources. After that it seems to me that one might want these items (in no specific order).

1. Blade Storage Systems.
a. Lots of people use the round plastic storage tubes
b. I have been using a plastic bin organizer box thus far.

2. Dust Collection System
a. Lots of GOOD dust masks
b. Vacuum hooked to the saw – or two.
c. A shop vortex dust collection system

3. Magnifying Light
a. I found this to be one of the most helpful accessories I have purchased. For the tiny work I do I wish I had purchased one with higher magnification.

4. Foot Switch
a. I do not have one of these as my ON/OFF switch is right on top of my saw however lots of people like them

5. Clamps – LOTS of clamps
a. I do a lot of assembly work after I saw the pieces. Therefore I use a lot of 4” and 6” quick clamps.

6. Sanding Accessories
a. From sandpaper to sanding sticks to a random orbit sander and finally just lots of sandpaper.

7. Machining Parts.
a. I use a Dremel system that has a router table, router base, drill press stand and lots of sanding accessories. For the items I make, or will be making, this seems the best systems for me. I will be purchasing a router bit system from Sloan’s Woodshop that fits the Dremel system.

This is my system and wish list. I am not saying it is the best or will work for everyone. I wish to hear your input. I have not found posted a list like this and therefore went looking on my own.

I hope this helps and happy scrolling.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.



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#1 posted 10-27-2011 11:18 PM

1. A stool is another good item. I sit on one when I am scrolling because my feet and back usually hurt if I don’t.
2. Spray adhesive for applying patterns.
3. Clear tape for applying over the pattern or Blue painters tape to go under the pattern like Sheila suggested in her blog.
4. Small drill bits (size based off of your blade size).

There are so many items that you don’t realize you need until you stop and think about it. My wife used to put Blades in my Christmas stocking until I started ordering them online.

Thanks for the reminder of all the things I need to stock up on.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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