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Forum topic by PaulDoug posted 07-08-2014 10:04 PM 1317 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2014 10:04 PM

Lately I have been interested in learning scrolling and Intarsia. I have done a few minor things with my scroll saw in the past, but nothing at all complex. So here is my first attempt of a pattern I downloaded. It was fun, but I think I will enjoy it a lot more when I learn to relax as I’m cutting. Still a little tense.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 04:46 AM

Looks the real deal to me, Paul….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 12:06 PM

Looks Great, Mr. Paul!:):) I have been scrolling for about 10 years myself, & enjoy it! It is relaxing for me. The main trick to the scroll saw is to let the blade do the work, & don’t force your work into the blade.;) What brand of saw do own, if ya don’t mind me askin’? I own 5. Two Craftsman saws, I wore one out. I also have A Hatachi Saw, its my “baby”, I also have a small Dremel Saw that has the Dremel attachment, and a Master Mechanic saw from our local True Value hardware store. My wife says that is hers, but she is yet to use it.:) You can never have to many blades around for’em, because every project requires different blades. I have plain end & pin end blades. I do alot of projects like wolves, Native American pieces, signs, name plates, etc. There ain’t much I can’t do with my scroll saws, EXCEPT Intarsia. I want to learn it, but seem to be busy enough with other projects, I don’t have time to learn it. I also do some work in barn wood. I have made several memorial crosses of different types & sizes, from trucks to cowboys.:) I am gettin’ a project ready for the saw now that has alot of small cut outs. I ain’t smart enough to download pictures on here, but have several. Just be patient, & learn to enjoy the saw. Hang in there! Have a good day, & be safe!

-- Sawdust703

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 12:37 PM

Sawdust703, I have a DeWalt. Been sitting my shop for several years, gathering dust, but not sawdust made using it! I got in the mood to get more serious about it so I put a lift on the arm, got a magnifying lamp and a foot switch. Bought some Flying Dutchman blades and gave it a try. So far I am really enjoying it. I have some intarsia patterns I want to work on, but I have to find some woods yet.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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