Moveable parts

Stack-sawing some decorative skeletons not only gives you a project with moveable parts, but it gives you several copies all at once.

Mr. Bones

Here's how:

1. Use masking tape to securely fasten each stack of three pieces of plywood together.

2. Photocopy Mr. Bones Patterns on pages 80-81. Temporarily adhere patterns onto appropriate plywood stacks with spray adhesive (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24).

3. Use awl to make an indentation wherever cut-out openings are to be made. Also, mark center points where brass fasteners will be installed to fasten body parts together.

4. Most blade-entry holes may be drilled with bit. Use V bit to bore hole for the mouth and teeth area.

NOTE: The teeth in the pattern on page 80 are somewhat difficult to sawr. If you have any problems, use the Optional head pattern on page 81, which has a much simpler mouth.

Openings for fasteners should be drilled with XM bit.

5. Install #2 reverse-tooth blade in scroll sawr to make cutouts for teeth. (Refer to Scotty Dog and Lucky Cat, Steps 3-6 on pages 26-27.) Install #5 reverse-tooth blade to make remainder of cutouts and to complete outside contour lines.

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6. After cutting, remove patterns. Touch up any imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc. Finish sanding all surfaces to desired smoothness. Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

7, Paint Mr. Bones with satin white spray enamel. ( Refer to Project Finishing on page 19.)

Assemble skeleton pieces together with brass fasteners. Carefully insert ends through holes and bend ends in opposite directions to hold them in place (see picture right).

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Skeleton Scroll Saw Patterns

Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

• Scroll saw with #5 reverse-tooth blade

Drill press with

X", countersink and 1%M Forstner bits

Materials:

• Natural Danish oil 2" photo frame insert

• Photograph

How t\o I make a Victorian style project?

Victorian-style scroll-sawn pieces usually have highly detailed floral patterns. This combination wall shelf and photo frame is perfect for a decoration of that period.

Miniature Victorian Wall Shelf and Photo Frame

Here's how:

l. Photocopy Miniature Victorian Wall Shelf and Photo Frame Patterns on pages 87-88.Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.) Take advantage of straight edges for positioning patterns for the shelf and brackets (see picture below). Brackets can be stack-sawn if desired.

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2. Use awl to mark drill guides within areas to be cut out, and for mounting screws for shelf. For boring photo insert cavity with Forstner bit, mark center spot for bit.

3. Use bit to bore entry blade-entry holes. Use

Forstner bit to make hole for photo frame, or carefully saw out opening on scroll saw. Use bit to make holes for the mounting screws. (Refer to Mighty Moose, Step 3 on page 52.)

4. Install #5 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw; and cut out all parts for project.

5. After cutting, remove patterns and clean up any imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc, (Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

6. Place shelf flat on top of back piece with edge lined up along the holes for mounting screws. Use pencil to mark centers of holes on the edge of shelf (see picture below). Use ruler to measure to the center of wood, and mark center point for drilling pilot holes for screws. Bore holes with a drill bit.

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7. Use carpenter's square to check angle of brackets. (Refer to Fleur-de-lis Wall Shelf, Step 4 on page 48.) Make adjustments as needed to ensure that brackets will hold the shelf level and square (see picture below).

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8. Test-fit shelf to back piece. Install mounting screws, making adjustments as needed. Set brackets, in place. If everything is satisfactory, take shelf apart and apply small amount of wrood glue between shelf and back piece and screw back together. Brackets may be attached with glue only Use clamps as needed to hold parts together until dry (see picture below).

9. 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.)

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flew can I use different types of wood to give nuj project contrasting natural colors?

Most woods work well together if the natural expansion and contraction of the wood is not an issue. When given a natural oil finish, the contrasting colors of various species of wood are very attractive. In this project a light-colored pine is put in contrast with a dark walnut.

Skull and Arrowhead

Here's how:

1. Photocopy Skull and Arrowhead Patterns on pages 91-93. Temporarily adhere patterns onto wood with spray adhesive. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.) Feathers may be stack-sawn. (Refer to Angels and Horse Ornaments, Step 1 on page 38.)

2. Use awl to mark blade-entry holes and centers for holes on arrowhead for hanging.

3. Use bit to make blade-entry holes. Use Xz" bit to make holes for hanging feathers.

4. Install #5 reverse-tooth blade in scroll saw and make all cutouts on skull. Also use #5 reverse-tooth blade to make cutouts in feathers, and to cut feather outlines. Install #7 reverse-tooth blade to cut outline of skull, and to cut out arrowhead.

Scroll Saw Feathers

Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

reverse-tooth blades

Materials:

walnut

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• Natural Danish oil

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5, After cutting, remove patterns and touch up any imperfections with sandpaper, needle files, etc. Finish sanding all parts to desired smoothness. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 18.)

6. Adhere skull to the arrowhead with wood glue. Clamp together with wood clamps, or set heavy object on top of skull and arrowhead, until dry

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

8. Hang large feathers from bottom of arrowhead by looping and tying with lengths of leather lace (see picture below).

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9. Referring to finished project on page 90 for placement, loop lengths of leather to hang smaller feathers from horns (see picture below).

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Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

• Photocopier

skip-tooth blades

• Drill with and X11 bits

Materials:

• Plexiglas, white translucent and red transparent

• Brass .015" thickness

• Packaging tape

• Natural Danish oil, stain, or acrylic paint

• Notepads or stationery

Can the scroll saw cut anything other than wood?

By using a few simple cutting techniques, the scroll saw can cut materials such as acrylic plastic (Plexiglas), thin brass, and paper.

Plexiglas Doves, Brass Crosses, and Paper Cutting

Here's how:

1. Photocopy Cross Pattern on page 97, Crosses are cut from thin brass and scraps of thin wood. Prepare a stack of three or four pieces of X"-thick wood with a sheet of thin brass (.015") sandwiched in between. Adhere Cross Pattern to top of stack. (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.) Wrap all tightly together w ith strips of masking tape.

3. Drill hanger holes with bit. Install #5 skip-tooth blade and cut out crosses with saw set at medium speed (see picture below ). The brass will slow down cutting speed.

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Above, finished project size: lK,f x 2XM. Various finishes.

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4. Using rag or paintbrush, finish wooden crosses with stain, paint, or natural Danish oil finish. (Refer to Project Finishing on page 19.)

5. Brass cross can be left natural or polished with fine sandpaper. Either way, the brass will eventually tarnish to a nice patina when exposed to the light and air.

NOTE: Scroll saws are also used to cut Corian, alabaster, coins, jewelry, leather, rubber, plastic, hammer handles, ball bats, boat paddles, etc.

Cutting Chipboard With Scroll Saw

Above, notepads, stationery, and envelopes may be dressed up by cutting a design through them with the scroll saw using a UZ skip-tooth blade. Sandwich the paper between a couple of sheets of thin plywood. Adhere Stationary Patterns found on page 97 to the top of the stack, and wrap all tightly together with strips of masking tape.

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Above, Dove and heart are made from acrylic plastic Plexiglas. Use white translucent for dove and red transparent for the heart. Plexiglas is shipped with a protective film layer. Adhere patterns to protective film with spray adhesive. Use bit to drill a hole for the dove's eye. Use bit to drill hanging holes. Cut out heart with #7 skip-tooth blade, with scroll saw set at medium to slow speed. Cut out dove with #5 skip-tooth blade, at same speed. Plexiglas tends to melt back together behind blade if saw is operating at faster speeds or if smaller blades are used. (Additionally, cover top of pattern with clear packaging tape, to help cool and lubricate blade.) After cutting, remove patterns and peel-off the protective film. Clean up edges with a craft knife, if necessary.

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Project

What you need to get started:

Tools:

• Basic tools and supplies page 13

Scroll saw with #0 skip-tooth blade

• Photocopier

Materials:

(3) X" x 4X" x 6X" Baltic birch plywood

H o w can I make a jigsaw puzzle out of a photograph <

By adhering a photograph onto a thin piece of wood, it is easy to make a custom jigsaw puzzle.

Photo Puzzles

Here's how:

Precut all three pieces of wood to exactly x 6%lf. Use sand paper to clean and smooth all edges and surfaces. jVOTE: Wood is sized slightly under 5" x 7'\ because not all finished photographs are a full 5M x 7M.

Permanently attach photograph to one piece of wood with spray adhesive by applying a liberal coat of adhesive to both back of photo and wood surface. Center photo onto wood and press into place. Lay a clean piece of paper over top of photo. Rub paper over photo firmly with fingertips, making certain every square inch is secured firmly to wood. Use craft knife to trim awray any excess edges of photograph.

3. Photocopy Photo Puzzle Pattern on page 100. Temporarily adhere pattern onto wood with spray adhesive (see picture below). (Refer to Simple Fish, Steps 3-5 on page 24.)

4. Stack three layers of wood together then secure tightly with short strips of masking tape around edges. Place strip of masking tape on each outside piece of puzzle.

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5. Install #0 skip-tooth blade in scroll saw. Start by cutting all the way across puzzle on each of the lines that cross the short dimension of puzzle (see picture below).

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6. After cutting all of the short strips apart, wrap a strip or two of masking tape around sides to prevent them from moving during final cutting

(sec picture below). Lastly, saw oft" each individual piece, while holding steady pressure on top of stack.

NOTE: If fingers get too close to saw blade, use pencil eraser to hold puzzle pieces and keep them from slipping.

7. Remove tape and dean up edges.

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