|Project by halfacre||posted 10-29-2014 02:47 PM||709 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
These were my first projects after I bought my new scroll saw about 14 years ago. The last time I did any scroll sawing started in 1946 with a Christmas present and continued till I started high school. The Sears saw was not called a scroll saw but a jig saw I think. The blade vibrated instead of moving up and down. It was much slower cutting but actually both saws ended up doing the same thing. My thinking on this new saw was why not teach it to do the more complicated patterns and forget the bird houses and the simple things. It worked for it continually turns out something I can be proud of. The trouble, it is not a CNC machine and it requires lots more light and strong glasses to see the small line the blade cuts on. Funny for I didn’t even need glasses back when I sawed with that Sears thingy. The second picture happened because someone saw the first clock so yes if you don’t want to keep making the same clocks , don’t show them off. All my clocks have been cut from solid wood. Even though the woods were kiln dried some areas end up warping slightly. The only way a person can stop the warping is to use Baltic Birch plywood . American plywood I would not even consider using…... The patterns came from Wildwood Designs also the Cherry Tree I think is the same company and both have lots of great thinks to make.
-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx