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Stack-sawing is a technique that can also be used to make accurate mirror images.

Dynamic Dragon Duo

Here's how:

1. Place best sides of wood together "face-to-face" toward inside (see picture below).

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Project

What you need

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

• Scroll saw with #5 reverse-tooth blade

Materials:

• Packaging tape

• Natural Danish oil

• Frame with contrasting colored backing

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Wooden Face Scroll Saw Pattern
Above, finished project size in frame: x 16!<tr x 13K". Natural Danish oil finish.

2. Photocopy Dynamic Dragon Duo Pattern on page 70. Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.) Tape strips of masking tape around edges of both pieces of wood to hold together (see picture below). Cover pattern with layer of clear packaging tape. This tape will lubricate blade while cutting and prevent blade from burning wood.

Scroll Saw Tape

3. Use awl to mark drill guides within areas to be cut out. Using /i*" bit, drill blade-entry holes through all cutout areas.

4. Install #5 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw. Start by making all cut-out openings. (Refer to Scotty Dog and Lucky Cat, Steps 3-6 on pages 26-27.) NOTE: This project features a few "definition lines/' These lines add detail to the project, and are basically just single saw cuts. These lines help to accent the belly, legs, wings, etc.

5. Remove pattern and tape. Separate dragons exposing good side of wood from inside the stack. This creates a pair of facing dragons (see picture below).

Scroll Saw Dragons

6. Touch up any cutting imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

7. Using brush or clean rag, apply coat of natural Danish oil finish. Allow to dry for a few minutes, then wipe off excess oil. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 19.)

8. Hang the dragons on the wall, as is, or mount within a frame on a backing of colored or contrasting material.

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Dragon Scroll Saw Patterns

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Dragon Scroll Saw Patterns

Small intricate cuts, such as those found on a face, and long sweeping curves always take an extra measure of skill and patience.

Hope Angels

Here's how:

1. Photocopy Hope Angels Pattern on page 74. Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.)

2. Prepare "stack" by applying masking tape around edges of wood (see picture below). Cover pattern with clear packaging tape to lubricate blade and prevent burning wood along edges.

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Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

• Scroll saw with #2 and #5 reverse-tooth blades

Drill press with #61 mini-drill and Xbits

Materials:

(2) x TA* x ST Baltic birch plywood

• Packaging tape

• White matte acrylic spray paint

Sizes Scroll Saw Blades
Above, finished project size: ¡¿,f x x 7#\ Natural Danish oil finish.

3. Use awl to mark drill guides within areas to be cut out (see picture below).

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4. Drill blade-entry holes for angel eyes with #61 mini-drill bit. Use bit for remainder of holes (see picture below).

Scroll Saw Mirror

5. Install #2 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw, and use it to cut out openings for the eyes. NOTE: You may want to use this same blade to cut a few of the other smaller openings. (Refer to Scotty Dog and Lucky Cat, Steps 3-6 on pages 26-27.)

6. Install #5 reverse-tooth blade to make remaining cutouts and for cutting around the outside of the project.

Remove the pattern. Touch up any imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc. Finish sanding to desired smoothness. ( Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

Use white matte acrylic spray paint to lightly color Hope Angels. Allow wood grain to show through to give piece an antique effect. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 19.) NOTE: This piece would also look terrific painted bright white with a subtle mist of spray glitter applied onto top.

Hope Angel Scroll Saw Patterns
Above, Hope Angels also look wonderful with a natural Danish oil finish.

Hope Angel s Pattern

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What Can Make With Scroll Saw

Project

Stack-sawing can help make the cutting go quickly. Painting or staining the figures in various ways will give individuality and variety to your ornaments.

Ornaments and More Ornaments

Here's how:

1. Photocopy Ornaments and More Ornaments Patterns on page 77. Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.)

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

• Scroll saw with #2 and #5 reverse-tooth blades

Drill press with #61 mini-drill, and X." bits

2. Prepare "stack" by tightly wrapping short lengths of masking tape around edges of the wood to hold all four pieces securely together (see picture below). Cover top of pattern with clear packaging tape to lubricate the blade while cutting, and prevent burning.

Scroll Saw Simple Cut Out Patterns

Materials:

• (4) r x 6'A" x 9X" Baltic birch plywood

• Packaging tape

• Acrylic paints

• White acrylic spray paint

Hanging wires, beads, etc

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Sizes Scroll Saw Blades
Afonr, finished project size: x 3%H x DP*. Acrylic paint finish.

3. Use awl to mark drill guides within areas to be cut out.

4. Select drill bits to tit within the areas to be cut out, and bore holes as needed. Also, drill holes for hangers-

5. Install #2 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw to cut out inside openings. Use #5 reverse-tooth blade to cut outside contour lines.

6. Remove patterns. Touch up any imperfections with sandpaper or needle files. Finish sanding to desired smoothness. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

7. Use paintbrush and acrylic paints to color ornaments. Vary colors or use stains or Danish oil to give ornaments variety and character. Ornaments can also be spray painted white. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 19.)

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