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Forum topic by Woodworker101 posted 08-11-2013 05:19 AM 623 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodworker101

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08-11-2013 05:19 AM

Hi,

I have been scrollsawing for about 1 year now and I have always wanted to make a scrollsaw portrait but I have been failing.
I have been using 3mm plywood, as that is what most people use but every time I cut a piece out, it snaps off halfway through the cut.

I’m just wondering am I using the right type wood for this and if so what thickness should I be using?

Many thanks,

Jackson

-- Jackson, Australia,http://www.jacksonsfinecarpentry.com.au/


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#1 posted 08-11-2013 10:11 AM

I use 1/8 Birch wood and I cut 2 to 3 out at a time this helps support the pices that might break off.Stack the boards then use painters tape to hold them together.Hope this helps .

-- Todd

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 10:30 AM

Hi Todd,

Thanks, I will try that out. By the way your scrollsaw portraits are awesome.

From Jackson

-- Jackson, Australia,http://www.jacksonsfinecarpentry.com.au/

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MyWayChipCarving

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 12:01 PM

I agree with Todd, also watch your saw speed.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 01:51 PM

Thank you

-- Todd

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