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My First Scroll Saw Project

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Project by Jerome posted 460 days ago 837 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last weekend I decided to put my new DeWalt scroll saw to use for the first time. There were a few trials and tribulations, including blowing the fuse while attempting to make a 45 degree bevel cut, but I was a learning experience. As it turned out, the blade somehow got caught on something under the base plate. I bought my Bosch blades from Lowes, but Ill also look to get some smaller ones that will fit through a small drill hole.

I used a 2×2 and cut the corners off to create the “frame”. It has been a learning experience and I will be looking into buying solid wood rather than plywood for some of these projects. Too many things can go wrong with plywood

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 460 days ago

Very nice project, Jerome. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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stefang

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#2 posted 460 days ago

Nice work Jerome, and congrats on getting a good scroll saw. Plywood is great for scroll sawing, but the Baltic Birch plywood is by far the best with lack of voids and plain white grain. Less expensive pine ply doesn’t have as many layers as Baltic Birch and it usually has a lot of invisible voids in it too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jerome

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#3 posted 460 days ago

thanks Stefang,

I have not considered Birch, but I wlll give it a try!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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Chris

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#4 posted 460 days ago

Warning! Scroll sawing is addictive! Have fun….

-- Chris, Virginia, http://www.scrollsawcreationsbychris.com

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David Barnett

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#5 posted 459 days ago

I get my very small blades from these good folks: Sloan’s Woodshop
3453 Callis Road
Lebanon, TN 37090

Phone and Info line : 1-615-453-2222
24 hour Fax Line : 1-615-453-0507
Toll Free Order Line: 1-888-615-9663
Email : info@sloanswoodshop.com

-- David J Barnett

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 459 days ago

Hi, Jerome:
I agree with David that Sloans is great for getting supplies. I think your project came out great! Especially for a first project.

As with anything, there is always a learning curve. We learn what the tool can accomplish and what wood works best. There are so many knowledgeable and talented people here on the forum that are willing to help. If you ever have any questions, there are lots of us to help.

You did a great job on your project! I wish you many happy years of scrolling in your future!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Jerome

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#7 posted 459 days ago

Thanks Dave and Sheila!

I see how scrolling can become addictive. Sloans definitely has some items that Ill be picking up soon

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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ASUAlumni02

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#8 posted 458 days ago

Nice scroll work!

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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