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Posted on A Scroll saw for marquetry work

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#1 posted 08-09-2008 09:02 PM

If your marquetry is small you might want to consider a scroll saw made by the German company Proxxon who offer two sizes – one is a small model-making scroll saw (which I have) and the other is a larger scroll saw. You can price and view them at I have three scroll saws, each of a different size with the Proxxon the smallest. The smallest Proxxon saw is a precision machine that uses tiny jeweler’s saws. It is variable speed with a good range is and relatively quiet and steady. ALL scroll saws need to be bolted down to a somewhat heavy bench to deaden the vibrations of the vertical reciprocal motion. I find my little Proxxon ideal for things like cutting pearl inlay for musical instrument fretboards and precision model building. Its maximum cutting thickness is about 3/4” but its not made for that. For veneer work over 12” x 12” in size I would recommend something larger due to the capacity of the overhead arm.


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