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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 10-27-2014 07:28 PM 1358 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2014 07:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine scroll saw

Time to gear up for a few of these

Only, this year it will be a bit different. Bandsaw USED to do these, but it no longer runs. I do have a $10 13” Craftsman scrollsaw, though. New to this game, so, I picked out maybe too rough a cutter of a blade. Going through 3/4” Pine.

Just six pieces of scrap Pine. Usually, I will stain the body a light brown, with the “antlers” a dark walnut. Glue on a fuzzy red nose, and tie on a big red ribbon around the neck. Rudolph! Eyes were done with just a Sharpie. Might need a few more cups?

Maybe I will try a smaller blade? How small does one go with 3/4” thick Pine?

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 11:08 PM

Nice Christmas project, Bandit.

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 03:16 AM

well, I’m no expert, but do quite a bit scroll work myself. Using barn wood, hardwood, etc. right down to 1/8’’ material. Myself I prefer to use a #7 skip blade on 3/4’’ material, & sometimes I will use a #5. It just depends on the project. I make dream catchers from barn wood, with a lot of intricate detail in them. Sometimes I have to use an even smaller blade, it all goes by the project. If your saw is variable speed, just a word of caution, don’t try to get your blade speed to fast. You’re more apt to break blades, & get a rougher finish from trying to cut to fast.

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 03:24 AM

Those are Awesome, Bandit, great project. I don’t use my scroll saw enough to help out on that end.

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 11:15 AM

I agree with Sawdust. I use Flying Dutchman polar#5 blades for cutting 3/4” stock. #7 also works well. The cut with a scroll saw should not require any sanding on the cut surface. Keep the feed rate down. A scroll saw is much much slower than a band saw, but a much better cut.

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 01:49 PM

I am a fan of the Flying Dutchman reverse tooth blades and for that project, a 5 or 7 should work great.

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 03:18 PM

The scrollsaw use pins on the blades. Happen to have a large sack of blades to sort through. We’ll see what is all in the bag.

There is a spot right behind the blade that catches any and all items going over it. Might have to file it smooth before much longer. Looks like a blade had been chewing on the table…..

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#7 posted 10-28-2014 03:29 PM

Well done, Bandito!!

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#8 posted 10-31-2014 10:00 PM

And, a look at how these turn out

Might be able to cobble five or six out of a new 1×6 x8’ board. This one is from leftovers from a door build.

Hotmelt to glue on a fuzzy red nose. Red ribbon tied in place. Dark walnut stained antlers.

I don’t know, think I should post this thing as a project?

Just a stack of scrap wood…..

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#9 posted 10-31-2014 11:07 PM

One man’s scrapwood is another man’s PROJECT!

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 09:35 PM

Well that turned out really cute! and with plenty of time to go till Christmas! can we expect all of Santa’s reindeer by then? :)

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