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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
More Articles Are Coming Soon!

More Articles Are Coming Soon!

Check back often for saw reviews, finishing techniques, blade advice, troubleshooting, and more!   To get updates delivered to your inbox, subscribe to our e-mail newsletters. Click here for more info. For more fun scroll saw projects, subscribe to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. CLICK HERE for more information.         […]

by August 16, 2017 Get Started Scrolling
Scroll Saw Basics

Scroll Saw Basics

Start every scrolling project with these simple steps. Plus! Troubleshoot common problems   Squaring the Table Most scroll saws have an adjustable table that allows you to make cuts at different angles. There are times when you want the saw set at an angle, but most cutting is done with […]

Never Fail Blade Chart

Never Fail Blade Chart

Suffering blade bewilderment? Use this chart to choose the right blade every time! Choosing the right blade can make the difference between smooth, easy cutting and a ragged, poorly cut mess. But there are lots of different types of projects plus tons of blades on the market, multiplied by infinite wood possibilities. How do you choose […]

by April 19, 2013 Shop Tips, Tools for Beginners
2013 Scroll Saw Buyer’s Guide

2013 Scroll Saw Buyer’s Guide

An updated guide to today’s most popular scroll saws Scroll saws vary in price almost as much as they vary in features. The most inexpensive models cost about $100, while the most expensive can cost $2,000 or more. Choosing the right saw depends on what you expect to get out […]

by January 3, 2013 Product Reviews, Tools for Beginners