How can I ivc my scrollsaw

designs more detail?

It is possible to make definition lines, or single saw cut lines, to give your piece more detail.

Amish Buggy Utility Hanger

Here's how:

1. Photocopy Amish Buggy Utility Hanger Pattern on page 62. Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. {Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.)

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

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Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

• Scroll saw with #5 reverse-tooth blades

Materials:

• Natural Danish oil

• (2) #10 x IX" mounting screws with wall anchors

Pictures Cut Out With Scroll Saw

Natural Danish oil finish

Above, finished project size: x 9" x 5

3. Using X*" bit, drill blade-entry holes through all cutout areas (see picture below). Use bit to bore the two outermost holes for mounting screws. Use bit to drill eight pilot holes for cup hooks.

Reverse Tooth Blade Scroll Saw

4. Install #5 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw. Make all interior cuts first, then finish cutting around the outside. (Refer to Scotty Dog and Lucky Cat, Steps 5-6 on pages 26-27.)

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

Scroll Saw Blade Installation

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

Install cup hooks by hand by turning them into predrilled pilot holes (see picture below). NOTE: If hook is too difficult to turn by hand, use pliers with a thick rag inside pliers jaws to prevent scratching brass hooks.

Hand Scroll Saw

Amish Buggv Utility Hanger 61

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Awisli Biujtjfj Hanger Patter

Scroll Saw Templates

How can I make a scroll-saw picture?

Scroll-saw pictures are easy to make provided you start with a good pattern. This particular pattern is self-framing, so the outside must be perfectly square from the start.

Big Buck

Here's how:

1. Make a photocopy of Big Buck Pattern on page 66. Use ruler to measure photocopy to get exact outside dimensions (ours ts 6%" x 9", yours may be slightly different due to copier distortion), Precut two pieces of wood to exact size of pattern. The process of stacksawing will be used to produce two projects simultaneously. Use carpenter's square to make certain that all four corners are cut perfectly square.

NOTE: A table saw or radial arm saw are the best tools for making straight, square cuts. If you do not have these tools the project may be cut with a scroll saw. For this job, use #7 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw because larger blades work best for cutting straight lines.

2. Trim pattern closely with scissors. Cut several notches in outside border to make it easier to position pattern on wood. Temporarily adhere the pattern onto one piece of wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 4-5 on page 24.)

Images Scroll Saw Fish

Project

What vow need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

reverse-tooth blades

#65 mini-drill bit

Materials:

• (2) T x 6JT x 9" Baltic birch plywood, pine, oak

* Natural Danish oil

• Sawtooth hanger and mounting nails

Big Buck 63

Buck Scroll Saw PatternTrim Finished With Danish Oil
Abovr, finished project size: V" x 6%w x 9W. Natural Danish oil finish.

3. Place second piece of wood under pattern piece. Line up all edges, and wrap short lengths of masking tape around them to hold both pieces of wood tightly together (see picture below). Two or three pieces of tape around each side is sufficient to hold wood together.

Nose Scroll Saw

4. On this project, some openings for saw-blade insertion are very small. To make blade-entry holes in these areas, use tiny drill bits. For example, drill blade entry holes for the eyes, ears, nose, neck, rear leg, and antler with #65 mini-drill bit (see picture below). Make certain these small holes extend completely through wood. The balance of saw-blade insertion holes may be drilled with X*" bit.

Scroll Saw Antler Projects

Cut out openings within the piece. (Refer to Scotty Dog and Lucky Cat, Steps 3-6 on pages 26-27.) Use #2 reverse-tooth blade for small openings. For larger openings, use #5 reverse-tooth blade. After completing all cutouts, cut oft* four rounded corners on outer edge.

After cutting is complete, remove pattern and masking tape (see picture below). Separate pieces. Touch up any imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc. Finish sanding all surfaces to desired smoothness. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

Sponge Brush Rag

Using clean rag or foam brush, 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.)

When dry, measure to find top center on back of project. Install sawtooth hanger. Predrill pilot holes for mounting nails, and fasten hanger securely in place (see picture below).

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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