Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Victorian Design Trinket Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This small trinket box is made from yellow heart, purple heart and some punky wood for the fretwork decorations that I wish I had thrown away. 

Every once in a while you will come across some wood that is what I call punky. I can't define "punky" but I know it when I see it. I kind of looks okay when you cut it. It looks a little worse when you sand it and it looks like crap when you put a finish on it. 

Oh well, not every project works out as well as we hope. If you decide to make this Victorian design trinket box I suggest you use 1/8" thick wood for the fretwork decoration. I not only used punky wood I used 1/4" thick and that is too thick. 

When you are cutting the body of these scroll saw boxes you want to use a larger blade so the kerf is wide enough to allow the wall to slide back together, You will see in the pattern that the body is cut from a single block of wood. The interior waste is cut away. Then the inner wall is cut free and finally the outer wall is cut. 

The the kerf is too small you will have a difficult time getting the box lid to slide over the inner walls. If you don't have a good fit, sanding will fix the issue. 

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Guest Post: Allen Pogach
I received an email from Allen a week ago telling me about his trouble changing scroll saw blades. It would take 10 to 12 minutes for him to change a blade on his DeWalt scroll saw. You see Allen suffers from an auto-immune muscle condition called "sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis (sIBM). This robs him of his fine motor skills.

Allen had come across a video I did showing the blade removal tool I made. The tool was to help people with weak or sore hands to release/tighten the thumb screw on the DeWalt style thumb screws.
He explained to me that the lower thumb screw was especially difficult. Then he showed me some modifications he made to the tool that has allowed him to change lower blade mush easier. This minimizes the frustrations and makes his time at the saw more enjoyable.

Allen was kind enough to send me pictures of his mods to the tool. He wanted to share with anyone who might have similar issues.

Thanks Allen, I bet there are a few people who will appreciate the time you put in to this.


Steve:
As I mentioned in my previous e-mail, I pretty much followed your video step by step.
1. Had to vary on cutting the pattern since (at the time) I could not tighten my 788 blade enough to cut;
2. Cut pattern on band saw with 1/8 inch blade 15 tpi;
3. I used pine instead of oak (not sure if that would cause a problem) but the dowel was 1.25 inches;
4. I cut the initial length of the "tool" to 8.25 inches. By luck the 8.25 inches turned out to be perfect;
5. Before I glued on the "tool" top, I found scrap 3/8 in dowel. I started drilling a hole
(approximately 2.5 inches fro the bottom) with a 1/16 bit. I slowly increased bit size to 3/8;
6. I believe the 3/8 dowel is 4 inches long (arbitrary length) with rounded edges;
7. I have yet to glue the 3/8 to the 1.25 dowel--it is snug enough for the time being;
8. If some wants precise measurements--let me know & I'll send them.
Allen


The tool is currently locked on to the blade tightener (sic)


Underneath view


Tool in perspective to the 20 inch DeWalt 788


Front of tool--the whitish coloring on the right side is where I cut the pattern using my band saw;
Not too bad for someone with minimal fine motor skills!
Like they say in real estate, "location,location,location".
With woodworking, quality tools if used properly, make a difference. That is assuming you learn & apply from the masters--A thanks to YOU!



Close-up of the "T"


The tool with the 3/8 dowel removed and centered 3/8 hole

If this helps even one person I would be happy.
You can take any & all credit--I'm just excited to begin working with my 788.
Look forward to your thoughts
Allen


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