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Project by jaykaypur posted 269 days ago 823 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend’s gave me a Delta 40-560 last week and this is the first thing I have done on it. I had never operated a scroll saw before and I wanted to keep it simple but it was still pretty nerve-racking! These are cat “door-toppers” and made of cherry. I cut it out of a 3/4” piece and then split it on the band saw and made two of them. Gave them to the couple who gave me the saw. They measure 5” tall and are 2” wide and about 3/8” thick. I finished them with Howard’s wax and they look great where they put them. Still have a LOT of future mistakes to make before I get comfortable doing more difficult designs. Had no idea how tedious this type of woodworking is. Kudo’s to those who scroll. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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amagineer

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#1 posted 269 days ago

I agree, scrolling is an art in itself. Takes patience I guess and a steady hand. Nice first scroll project.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 269 days ago

Just remember that even “experienced” scroll sawers SCREW-UP!

The wood stove is a shop necessity sometimes!

Nice work.

You will get so that you also change patterns as you cut them because something just does NOT feel right!
I actually still have my first scroll saw—Wore out a couple of others, but have that one!

-- just rjR

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Nice job. I have a scroll saw that collects dust. Need to get it out and use it. Look forward to your future projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Walther von Einik

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#4 posted 269 days ago

Very original thing! Very good choise of the wood and picture of the wood!

-- http://www.bezaleel-orthodox.com/ http://www.houzz.com/pro/webuser-29483/valter-fon-eynik

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shopdog

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#5 posted 268 days ago

Nice first project…bookmatched.
I can’t believe you’d resaw after you scrolled…sounds risky.
I resaw first, then sand, then stack cut.
Whatever works for you…
I scroll a lot, but don’t find it tedious. I get into a zen-like trance, where following the line is all there is.

I look forward to seeing more projects.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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bowtie

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#6 posted 268 days ago

even if they were nerve racking to make they turned out great,
I have a lot if respect for all the scroll sawyers, lathe users, carvers ect… who make beautiful projects look so easy.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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RussInMichigan

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#7 posted 268 days ago

These are nice. Well, done.

Please do heed ShopDog’s advice about dimensioning your stock before cutting your pattern, then stack cutting if you want multiples. There is nothing inherently more dangerous to your person about resawing it after cutting, provided you use standard safety practices, but you do risk destroying the work since there are often so many weaknesses in work that has already been cut. Resawing that tail would really scare me.

I admit to having done that myself, when I decided to use a piece as an inlay or an applique.

The result does look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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lew

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#8 posted 268 days ago

Well Done!

I’ve had a scroll saw for years, still can’t use it worth a darn.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 268 days ago

Nice work. I’ve never gotten comfortable with my scroll saw and it’s something that I really want to change.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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a1Jim

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#10 posted 268 days ago

Very nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 268 days ago

Nicely done; and, I agree scroll sawing is an art unto itself and doesn’t receive the respect it deserves until you try to do it yourself.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 268 days ago

Well done. I gave my scroll saw to my youngest Son, who doesn’t use it. I just may have to reclaim it and give it another try. I guess if scrolling was easy, we’d all be doing it :-).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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grizzman

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#13 posted 268 days ago

really well done,i like them done in cherry, very cool, you will enjoy the scroll saw, so much can be done there…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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KnotCurser

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#14 posted 268 days ago

Welcome to the club!

For a “first”, they look great – just keep on practicing and a lot of what you stressed over will become second nature.

I would recommend looking over Sheila Landry’s “How-to” blogs as they will teach you a TON.

Also, if you want some simple patterns, etc…. I would be glad to email some to you.

Just LMK in a private message.

Keep up the great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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CFrye

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#15 posted 268 days ago

Great first job Jaykaypur! When I read that you’d run it through the bandsaw after you scrolled it I braced for the disaster story. Glad it didn’t happen! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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