|Project by PocketHole69||posted 11-22-2010 01:31 AM||10510 views||11 times favorited||18 comments|
With my table saw out of commission because of a defective switch and a back-ordered replacement I decided to spend some time building skill with my bandsaw. All I had was the “stock” blade which is terrible so yesterday morning I made the drive up to Highland Hardware to pick up some decent blades. While I was there I noticed what looked like a pretty good package deal on a Rikon Scroll Saw that came with blades and a DVD so after a quick call to my wife for permission I took one home.
The rest of the day was spent trying to get a hang of this thing- I made the two simple projects attached and a bunch of scraps :)
They aren’t anything amazing, but hey they’re a start!
The dinosaur was cut from a free pattern I found online and was just a simple project so I could get the hang of how the scroll saw cuts. I originally just cut out the dinosaur shape and then decided to make it a puzzle instead. It’s made from a 1/2” birch ply scrap I had lying around and finished with green spray paint.
My first “real project” attempt, the elephants are from a piece of 4/4 walnut. I finished two of the three pieces in danish oil and the other in clear wipe-on poly for some slight contrast. I’ll probably send these to my grandmother- she has a thing for elephants and probably has 100 or so of every shape, size, and material.
I really like using the scroll saw- I’m probably going to be messing with this thing quite a bit over the holiday.
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA