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Power Carving Basics

Power Carving Basics

Add texture to your projects with an inexpensive rotary tool by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 50 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. With a simple rotary tool, like a Dremel, and some basic bits, you can add details, dimension, and shaping to your scrolled projects. Inexpensive […]

Respirators and Dust Masks

Respirators and Dust Masks

Wear a mask to prevent illness and disease caused by dust by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Cutting and sanding scroll saw projects produces a lot of dust. In addition to posing a fire hazard, dust can cause health problems […]

Hickory

Hickory

Of the woods I’ve cut on the scroll saw, hickory is one of the hardest by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 26 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. According to the Woodworker’s Pocket Reference, hickory is one of the highest densities for domestic woods—it is harder than […]

Workshop Dust Collection

Workshop Dust Collection

by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 46 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. The tools used to create most wooden projects make dust. The scroll saw makes fine sawdust. Sanders make even finer sanding dust. Routers, band saws, and table saws all create dust. None of it […]

by September 27, 2017 Get Started Scrolling, Tools for Beginners
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. […]

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 […]

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