Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story.
Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off work. I may have done the happy dance a few dozen times in the store. I’m really excited and I’m now a partial owner of an Excalibur scroll saw! I only own $340 of it for now, but I’ll get my etsy shop going again here soon.
I wanted to try out as much as I could on the new saw, so I printed out a Steve Good pattern for a chair. It worked up really quickly as so much easier than on my old saw. I wouldn’t have even been able to do this on my old saw. The blade changes are a breeze. The table seems a bit grabby, even after the first waxing, but I think it’ll just take a while to build up to a finish I like. I like REALLY slippery tables.
Enough talk, here’s pictures! Turns out the chair I made fits a little knitting sheep I made last July perfectly. And yes, the sheep is knitting her own sock on toothpicks that I ground down into itty bitty double pointed knitting needles for her.
I have also finally come to the conclusion that I need to get some better wood. The super cheap plywood that they have for scrollers at the local small wood shop just isn’t good enough. It’s so splitty. It’s cheap though. I probably should have used another piece to help with the blow out. I stack cut the sides of the chair and the top of the two sides came out MUCH better than the bottom one. It was really cool to stack cut. My old HF saw just made a mess of stack cuts.
-- -Kim, Peyton, CO