Friday, March 8, 2019

Biplane Scroll Saw Pattern.



This model biplane was cut from 1/4" and 1/8" Baltic birch plywood. The fuselage is three layers of 1/4" ply. 

This is another project where I used CA glue and activator for assembly. In the past when I have mentioned CA glue I get lots of questions. I reached out to Starbond to see if they would like to send me some samples to test and demonstrate. They were kind enough to say yes. When they arrive I will do a review/demonstration and hopefully, have some products to give away.




When I cut wheels of things that need to spin on a shaft I use two drill bits. 17/64" and 1/4". I will typically use 1/4" wooden dowels for the shafts. The 17/64" drill bit makes a hole just slightly larger than 1/4" to allow the shaft to rotate freely. The 1/4" drill bit makes a hole that will allow the wheel to press fit on to the shaft.


Basic Scroll Saw Tip:


We get new folks here at the Scrollsaw Workshop every day. Things that us old hats take for granted the new scrollers have questions about. I will occasionally drop a basic tip in the blog just so the information is out there for those scrollers who are just getting started.

There are multiple methods to apply a pattern to a piece of wood. Any method that you use is fine as long as you get the results you like. Basically, we need the pattern to show up well. Stay on the wood while we cut and remove as easy as possible. 

For me, I find that I like using a paper pattern and spraying the back of the pattern with spray glue. I cover the wood with either blue painter's tape of Peel and Stick(Clear shelf lining paper). I then apply the paper pattern on top of the tape. 

The paper pattern gives me a clear sharp line. Easy to see.

The tape gives me two advantages. The glue from the tape actually lubricates the blade. This helps eliminate scorching of the edge of the wood. Very helpful when cutting cherry wood. It scorches easily and the tape almost eliminates the problem.

The second advantage of using the tape is ease of removal of the pattern. The blue painter's tape is designed to have a low tack. It just peels right off. 

There is another advantage to the blue painter's tape that only shows on some woods. Some wood has oils that prevent the spray glue from sticking as well as we need. The pattern will lift while cutting and make it hard to cut the line. I can't tell you why but the glue on the blue painter's tape does react to these oils as badly. It helps keep the pattern on the wood. 

This is one of those subjects that always gets me tones of "Are you stupid" emails. Let me say it again. Use whatever method you like. Experiment with different methods until you find the one you like. I have been scrolling for 30 plus years and have tried every method more than once. I have my preference. 

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Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.
If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

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Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shippingThis is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


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Train of Thought Scroll Saw Pattern.



I know it's kind of silly but I thought it was funny. Maybe that's because my train left its station years ago.

Scroll Saw Blade Tip:


This tip will only be worth the effort for a small number of scrollers. As we know there is a top and bottom to scroll saw blades. We have to install the blade correctly for a proper cut. Normally we just rub the teeth of the blade with a finger and can feel the direction of the teeth. We install the blade with the teeth pointing down.

I occasionally receive an email from readers who have a difficult time feeling the direction of the teeth. Their fingers have lost some of the sensations of touch. This is especially true with very small blades.


I have found that when the scroll saw blades are wrapped in their coil of wire they are always all in the same direction. This comes in handy for this tip. Unwrap the wire wrap and keep all the blades together. Separate one blade and determine the direction of the teeth. 


Gather the batch of blades back together and dip the top tip in white paint. We don't want to put on so much paint that it contaminates the clamps. You only need a 1/16" of paint to see the mark clearly. 


Set the bunch to the side to dry. After they dry you can put them in their storage tube ready to use. You will instantly know how to install the blade without the frustration.

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

Products for your consideration:


Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2018 in DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.
If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but on an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shippingThis is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.



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

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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
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
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Stencil Printer 1.7

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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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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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