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DKV

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233 days ago

I assume when I start using reverse tooth blades the fuzzies on the back side of my board will go away. Also, I have searched Youtube and can’t find any videos to do with sanding blades. What are they used for and how? When making curved lines on my bandsaw I use a spindle sander to smooth the curve. What do I use on the curved scrollsaw cut to smooth it out? I know, rookie questions…but then I am a rookie.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 233 days ago

Great question….no answer/advice from me though…. New 788 owner and rookie as well….Added to my watchlist hoping the experts will have an answer….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 233 days ago

I thought there were tons of scrollers on this site. They even lobbied to get their own forum. Now, they’re either very shy or I did something to upset them, which I can’t figure out since I am doing my utmost to join their club. Maybe that’s it. Membership is full up and we’ll have wait for an opening. You know what I mean? We’ll see. :-)

Hang in there kdc.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#3 posted 233 days ago

Well…. I don’t win many popularity contests either….but we have to start somewhere eh?....

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#4 posted 233 days ago

BTW, nice box.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#5 posted 233 days ago

Hey thanks !....I remember seeing and posting on your Simple Box project with the holly inlay….that turned out sweet….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 233 days ago

DKV - Sanding techniques and accessories….

Sanding belts for scroll saws: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,42500&p=65465

Sanding Stuff: http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/scroll_sanders.htm

Mustache Mike’s Scroll Saw Basics #2- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Scroll Saw Blades. http://youtu.be/bIR7GYtZOLE

FYI. Mustache Mike is Stumby Nubs Dad. I haven’t watched this video, but thought you might too.

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#7 posted 233 days ago

I can’t speak to the sanding blades as I’ve never used them or found the need. I also don’t use spiral blades except in a dire emergency. I have found that using flat reverse tooth blades works for me. I use only Flying Dutchman blades from Mike’s Workshop. His service is great and he can answer any question you might have.

-- Kepy

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#8 posted 233 days ago

Well you know I’m a newbie scroller myself so if you are willing to listen to another rookie ,I think you would be better off using Japanese finger files for your sanding needs:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67195&cat=1,42524

I have also had good luck with nail files,they are cheap and come in different sizes and grits.try them.

Using reverse tooth blades will reduce the fuzzies on the back but you still need to sand the back .
I think your best bet is to order those blades I had suggested or just call mike (Flying Dutchman)and chat with him about your blade needs,he’s a worm and receptive man and will recommend the right blades.Phone 1 605 582-6732
The bottom line is ,it will take a while to try different blades to find what works best for you,I now buy size 2/0 blades for 90% of my use.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#9 posted 233 days ago

!I have three scroll saws and use one or the other every day. The cut from a scroll saw needs no sanding at all. The bottom will splinter out a little but the major part of the cut is burnished smooth. Sanding it will not improve the finish. This is a very good reason to use a scroll saw over a band saw when making toys, for instance. I do not do fretwork. Mostly I do double bevel inlay and toy making. I also do some Intarsia and have made a few bowls. I have also done some compound cutting, making wooden flowers. (Image) I do not use spiral blades because they leave a very rough surface on the cut, and then must be sanded. The reason many use spiral blades is on larger fretwork projects the wood can be cut sideways to avoid a short throat problem with the saw. I have however, twisted a regular #5 blade 90 degrees so I can cut from the side of the saw instead of the front. This gives me an unlimited throat to work with. I recommend Flying Dutchman blades also. I use Polar #5 blades for cutting my inlays. My inlay is 3/4” thick cutting.
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DKV

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#10 posted 233 days ago

kdc, we hit the mother lode. Thanks to all of you for helping. I knew you guys would come through… :-)

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 233 days ago

Just lurking in on this thread….
Trying to glean as much scrolling info as I can, prior to firing up my new-to-me DW788!!!

Thanks for posting the question DKV….
Thanks for responding everyone!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 233 days ago

kdc, we hit the mother lode. Thanks to all of you for helping. I knew you guys would come through… :-)

DKV…yes we did…..

Thanks everyone….keep the tips coming

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 233 days ago

You’re always going to get some fuzzies somewhere.
I have those finger files, and they help…but if you are a perfectionist, you’ll need a lot of lot of little sanding tools. I have needle files with different profiles. I have an old broken tape measure…I cut the tape into 8” pieces, and glue sandpaper of different grits to both sides…concave and convex. I glue sandpaper to different size dowels too. You have to get creative. Those scrollsaw sanders work well for certain situations too.
Look around your shop, and make your own sanding tools…and let us know what works for you.

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

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#14 posted 233 days ago

Perhaps a bit too late… but does anyone find the mini chuck and mini drill bits handy ? UPS just dropped off the order I made at my doorstep

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 233 days ago

kdc68

If you’re going to do any kind of fret work…they are a necessity

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

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