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Blades

Blades

Always pick the right blade for your project   Choosing the Right Teeth Use skip tooth blades when you need a fast cut and are not concerned about splintering on the bottom. Use reverse-tooth blades when you need a relatively fast cut that leaves a smoother surface on the bottom. […]

by September 25, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Selecting Intarsia Wood

Selecting Intarsia Wood

Preserve the beauty of your work by understanding the effects of time by Mike Mathieu   For me, the best part of an intarsia project is picking out the wood to use. I spend hours matching up different colors and figures of wood. Often, woodworkers don’t realize the vibrant wood they use in […]

Gluing Wood Together

Gluing Wood Together

Choose the right glue for your wood and joint by Bob Duncan   Two factors contribute to the success and longevity of a glue joint: the gluing process and the type of glue. To explore the types of glue used in woodworking, read on.  The Gluing Process Flat Surfaces and […]

Short Cuts – Issue Seven

Short Cuts – Issue Seven

Welcome to the seventh issue of Short Cuts! Our quarterly e-newsletter Short Cuts is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading […]

by September 18, 2017 eNews: Short Cuts
Quick Reference For Using Technical Drawings

Quick Reference For Using Technical Drawings

How to read plans, lines, views, and more by John A. Nelson   Technical drawing is a simple “graphic language” that has its own special rules and standard practices. Drafters and designers around the world work from this very tight set of rules or drafting standards. The rules are updated […]

by September 18, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Oak

Oak

Don’t let the number of oak species confuse you by Bob Duncan   Ask five different suppliers for oak, and all five may offer you a different species. Even if you are specific and ask for red oak or white oak, you may still get several different species of oak […]

Adapting Patterns

Adapting Patterns

Converting a line drawing to a scroll saw pattern by Sue Walters To transform a line or shaded pattern into a series of planes or shapes suitable for scrolling, it is best to think in terms of distinctive masses within the picture. These can come in two forms: 1) distinct […]

by September 13, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tips for Beginners
Cutting Sharp Corners

Cutting Sharp Corners

Practice this basic technique to produce crisp, sharp corners by Dave Van Ess Step-by-Step Photos by Ben Fink and Scott Kriner   Cutting tight corners is an acquired skill and it intimidates many new scrollers. Some scrollers turn in the waste area or approach the corner from multiple directions. However, […]

Poplar

Poplar

A clean-grained wood that is surprisingly versatile for scrolling by Bob Duncan Poplar is both widely available and relatively inexpensive. Most home improvement stores stock it in 1/4″ and 3/4″ thicknesses (surfaced on all four sides) and most hardwood dealers stock it. Discounted by some for what they consider bland […]

Choosing the Right Blade

Choosing the Right Blade

Simple guidelines for matching the blade to the pattern and wood by Bob Duncan You can feel your blood pressure rising as the blades keep snapping while you cut. It’s equally frustrating when you try to make tight turns in a small fret, but the blade won’t turn fast enough. […]

by September 6, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tools for Beginners