|Project by Elizabeth||posted 07-06-2011 06:07 AM||4597 views||11 times favorited||20 comments|
I had a scroll saw years ago but due to a sudden upswing in my student engineering work never got to use it. So I got another one last year. Aside from the occasional trimming of a piece, never really used it either.
Until this week. This is my first proper scroll saw project – a nine piece cat-stack jigsaw puzzle. I made it out of some scrap plywood since it was really a test project, but it turned out well. And after I switched from the “stock” blade that was still in my saw to a proper reverse tooth blade the cuts went much more smoothly.
I put two coats of cherry stain on the pieces and may add another one after I sand down the edges of the pieces a bit, as the grain raised a lot during the staining and some of the pieces are a bit touchy now. Any suggestions for a top coat over the stain that is kid-friendly?
My 2.5 year old nephew is visiting this week and enjoyed playing with these pieces in the post-cutting, pre-staining stage.
The pattern is from a magazine; I’m sure I can pin it down if anyone wants to know where it came from.