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Forum topic by MisterBill posted 311 days ago 728 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MisterBill

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311 days ago

I am new at this Scrollsawing thing and as usual I am finding a wealth of information on Lumberjocks. I downloaded Joanne Lockwood’s article titled Maintaining Maximum Control and I want to try my hand at cutting the various patterns on the Practice Boards.

What blades would you recommend that I use for the patterns 1 through 8?

MisterBill


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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 311 days ago

They are practice pieces try all the blades you have to see what happens, try other woods and thicknesses just to see what happens. It’s called learning not just doing what you are told.
MIKE

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MisterBill

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#2 posted 310 days ago

Thanks Mike.

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patron

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#3 posted 310 days ago

might want to ‘take’ this class

sheila is teaching everything in scroll saw work
and has one about the blades too

http://lumberjocks.com/scrollgirl/blog/series/4134

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SteveKnnn

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#4 posted 309 days ago

Blades available locally are mostly poor.

I personally use Flying Dutchman blades. I get mine at: http://www.mikesworkshop.com/blades.htm

Some like Olson and get them at Sloans. http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/

Finally I used the following book when I started and definitely recommend.

Scroll Saw Workbook 2nd Edition: Learn to Use Your Sroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters [Paperback]
John A Nelson (Author)

-- Steve in Richmond, VA

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kepy

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#5 posted 309 days ago

You will find that everyone has their own preferences. Personally, I prefer the Flying Dutchman in #3 and #5 reverse. I have found that I can do anything I want with those. I have a lot of others in my inventory but seldom use anything else.

-- Kepy

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oldwormy

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#6 posted 309 days ago

The #5 FD-UR flying dutchman blades are the best I have found. Talk to Mike at http://www.mikesworkshop.com/blades.htm

-- AlW

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 307 days ago

I use Flying Dutchman blades also. (#7 and #5 Polar) One tip I can give you is: when trying to follow a line it is like steering a car. Waiver a little left and right like you do with a steering wheel to stay on the line.

-- In God We Trust

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