|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 01-05-2008 11:05 PM||5083 views||1 time favorited||36 comments|
After reading Ms. Debbie’s post this morning, I noticed she has a passion for scroll sawing.
My experience with a scroll saw is somewhat limited, but I do have a great saw, and it does get some use. I often use it for dovetails, as it speeds up that process, while providing an amazing amount of accuracy. I cut the sides of the dovetails with an Inddependence saw from Lie Nelson, and cut the bottoms with the scroll saw. Very quick process.
My main reason to purchase one was because I didn’t have one, and I needed to buy a new tool. (Sad huh?)
Really, I wanted to be able to do inlays in some of my veneer projects. The fine blades available for this saw make it a perfect choice for this.
A couple photos I could find quickly are shown above. I can’t figure out what my computer does with all the pictures that are in there. Maybe I should shake it a little, to bring the pictures to the top.LOL
The fan inlay will eventually become a jewelry box front, (design still in progress). The truth is I can’t remember if I used the scroll saw, or a scapel to cut this, but it is one of my favorite designs.
The wheat inlay was a practice session for layered, or sandwiched cutting, also known a packet of veneers, where all the contrasting species of veneers are cut at one shot. The finest of the blades permit a gap free fit when the scroll saw table is tilted slightly. From memory I think it’s about a two degree tilt. The final parts will fit in several configurations, which can be used for different colored results, all with perfect fitting parts. No filling is required between the pieces due to the tight fit.
The scroll saw cut out in Mahogany was a trial run of the saw when I first bought it. Eventually it will become a candle shelf. It’s for my wife so there’s no hurry. If you look closely, you’ll see several peacocks in the pattern.
I purchased the plans and parts to make a cathedral clock which stand about four feet tall, but it will have to wait until I have the time to devote to it.
All in all, the scroll saw is a great tool and permit super accurate work.