Sunday, March 12, 2017

Silhouette Art Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This silhouette art is 10" X 8". The silhouette can be cut from 1/4" Baltic birch plywood and painted black. The backer paper can be any color or texture you like.

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Video:
I received several emails asking about the 3D printed Coin Cutting Jig I showed the other day. I will not be offering this jig for sale on the blog but I will be giving the 3d printer files(.stl) away for free in my eStore. It might take me another day or two to get the files in the store so check back later if they are not there.

The video below shows all you need to know about cutting coins with the jig. This jig is for quarters only.

I will not be selling this on the blog but if you cannot get one printed from the free files email me and we can talk. I'll try to make you a reasonable deal. I can only make one of these a day.  Watch the video and you can get a better idea of it's value.

I will say this. It is the easiest coin cutting jig I have ever used on the scroll saw. It's small and easy to handle. You do not have the pinch point that is a problem on the larger jigs most people use. 

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Information: Totally Unscientific Study

I don't claim this picture shows anything other than what it shows. I took five brands of scroll saw blades that I had available. I chose a blade at random from similar size and type of blades. These are right out of the package and never used. The bottom picture is the Pegas Modified Geometry blade. I included it because it is my primary blade right now. I use it more than any other blades so I wanted to see it also. 

I set up my iPhone with a magnifier and took a picture of a random tooth. I had a hard time keeping the zoom the same across each photo but I think it is still easy to see. You will need to click the image to see it full scale.

My objective was just to look at tooth quality and general condition of the blades right out of the package. I am not an expert in steel or blade technology so I'm only making assumptions here. To do this study more scientifically I would have to take a sampling of several of each brand. While this selection was random(No cherry picking), it is only random from withing a single package of blades.

Click Image to Enlarge.
Looking at the photo, the Skil blade tooth quality is not terrible but it looks like their are impurities in the metal. I don't think this is corrosion. It looks like inclusions. I wonder if this makes this blade more susceptible to breaking???

The Olsen steel looks clean but the teeth seem deformed. They are larger than they look in the picture I just got the zoom off on this one. Looking closer at the teeth, they look damaged. Both teeth look damaged exactly the same way. It makes we wonder if the milling machine had bad cutters when the blades were made.

The Bosch blade looks like it has corrosion on it. This blade may have set in the store for a while??? The tooth is not perfect but not bad either. I suspect that this blade is manufactured for Bosch but I don't know who that would be. You can't see it in the picture but the blades seemed to have trace amounts of machine oil on them The little black debris to the right of the tooth is from where I tried to wipe it off. 

The two blades I have used most over the last several years are Flying Dutchman and Pegas. Those are shown in the last three images. I think both brands are fine and I can and do recommend both. 

A few months ago I switched over to Pegas brand for my everyday scrolling. I did this for a couple of reasons. I wanted to try the Modified Geometry blades because several readers recommended them to me. I had used the Pegas blades before but not the Mod. Geo. blades. I liked them enough to make the switch. I do miss the crimp in the Flying Dutchman Ultra reverse blades though. Those are really handy. I wish that feature was standard on all blades. For those who are not familiar with the FD Ultra reverse blades, they have a crimp at the top of the blade designating how to install the blade without feeling the teeth. Great feature.

Disclaimer: After I switched to Pegas brand I reached out to Bear Woods to see if they would be a sponsor and they accepted.  They sell the Pegas brand. There sponsorship includes the $75 monthly giveaway here on the blog and a few supplies for my shop every month.

If this random sampling of blade quality held up over several packs of blades I would have to say the Pegas brand "looks" superior. The tooth shape and quality looks near perfect and the steel is clean.

I expected a little more from the Olsen blades. In my observation they had the worst tooth quality. How much this actually affected cut quality I don't know. It sure looks like the teeth would wear out pretty fast.

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Bear Woods, your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and much more. Visit their site and check out what they have to offer.
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Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

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Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
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Create one of a kind jig saw puzzles. Imagine how thrilled they will be when you create a hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle of their photograph. Wedding and anniversary photos, birthday or special occasion.
Watch this video demonstration to see of the templates being used to create a wedding puzzle.
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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware. This software is for Windows PC only.

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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

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If you want to make your own portrait pattern designs this may be what you are looking for. Charles Dearing has a unique approach to designing portrait style patterns. He does not use complicated computer software. He uses good old pen, paper and tracing. Charles teaches everything you need to know to take your picture and turn it in to a beautiful wooden treasure. Click this link now and see the DVD's he has to offer.

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Make sure you visit my good friend Sue. She is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers in the world today. .

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
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Think Safety

Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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