Monday, October 5, 2009

Sitting Bull and the Wolf Scroll Saw Pattern

Sitting Bull was chief of the Dakota Sioux. Best know for the defeat of General George Custer at the Little Big Horn river in June of 1876.

I used a #5 spiral blade to cut the portrait. That would be my suggestion for this pattern. All the interior entry holes were drilled with a 1/16" drill bit. I used 1/8" Baltic Birch ply for my blank. The blank is sized 8" x 10".

I made a couple changes to the pattern after I cut the one above to fix some delicate pieces. It should be pretty easy to cut ate this point so I hope you enjoy it.

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Candle Sconce Scroll Saw Pattern

This sconce is 9 1/2" tall. I used contrasting wood for the backer board to make the fretwork show up better. Notice the two plugs in the bottom. They are covering the screw holes for mounting the sconce to the wall. They are called button plugs and can be found in many craft and woodworking stores. Drill a 1/8" hole for the screws then counter sink a larger hole for the plugs.

The pattern calls for 1/2" thick wood for the shelf and fretwork. The backer board is 1/4" thick. I used a #5 scroll reverse blade for the entire project. The shelf is mounted with a slot and tab construction for strength. Make sure you do not over cut the slot. You want the tab to fit tight in the slot. With this slot and tab and some glue the shelf will carry the weight of the candle with no problem.

Sconces are often made in pairs. If you make a pair then you should mirror them so they face each other.

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