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Project by Kristoffer posted 10-30-2009 06:11 PM 1737 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at scrolling. This is an earring display that I made for my girlfriend. She makes and sells guitar pick jewelry. It almost killed me to paint it, but it’s what she wanted. I know that it is nothing special as far as scroll work goes, but I figured I would post it to guage my progress. AND…. To let anyone who may want to get into scrolling know that the picture of me working is NOT the best way to approach the task. Make sure that what ever you use as a base for you scroll saw is at a comfortable height.

-- Cheers and God Bless





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 06:18 PM

This is a cool idea great job it looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MrsN

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 06:43 PM

I love the earring display. You did a great job. If you plan on doing more scrolling you might consider finding/making a stool to make the process more comfortable.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 07:11 PM

My wife would love that

-- Donnie, Lake City, Michigan

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 09:01 PM

Oh man, Chris, my back is killing me just looking at that picture of you!! Why don’t you try it on the floor next if you’re really into the pain!! LOL!! Seriously, I’ve got mine up about chest-high, right in the power zone, and can work all day- no problem…For myself, I don’t really feel comfortable sitting while scrolling, there are too many shifts of blades, handholds, etc….
You did a really good job on the Earring Display!! Whether you know it or not, that’s not an easy cut-out; a lot of unsupported areas in those limbs and branches, makes for a lot of chance for breakage… Nice Going!! Just get that thing up higher or you’ll be walking around in a permanent stoop… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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scrappy

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 06:46 AM

Great job on the design and scroll work. Like Mike said, Get that sucker up higher or get yourself lower!haha I learned the hard way to get the saw table to a more comfortable height. Work for 1 hour…..recoup. for 2 days. OUCH!

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 07:32 AM

Nice job on the tree.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 03:47 PM

Hey Kristoffer, goods scrollsaw work. I haven’t done much scrollsawing lately and when I did some making a Christmas gift I messed it up so bad that I had to do it all over again. 3 hours work! So I guess I am also a beginner (again).

You can solve the working height problem If you have a floor model drillpress. You can attach your scrollsaw to a platter. Put 2 cleats on the bottom of the platter so it will fit over your drillpress table. Clamp the table down and you now have an adjustable height scrollsaw.

The reason for cleats is that if you want to saw on an angle but you want your scrollsaw table to remain level, you can first set the scrollsaw table angle and then set the drillpress table to the same angle on the opposite side. Voila! your scrollsaw table is now level. I came up with this because I’m just no good at sawing with the table tilted.

I hope you have a floor model drillpress.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Kristoffer

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 07:11 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys. I know that even if I have to set the saw on a cinder block (which would almost fit my budget), I will NOT be hunched over like that again.

I also forgot to mention that being a carpenter, it was really hard getting used to taking the wood to the saw rather than the saw to the wood.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#9 posted 12-02-2009 08:23 PM

Nice looking projects!! I like’em all, good hearing from you as well.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 01-25-2014 11:38 PM

Very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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