Monday, July 26, 2010

Praying Hands Cross Scroll Saw Pattern

This pattern was requested from a reader. The pattern requires a technique called veining. For those of you new to scrolling this is just making a cut in the wood that draws a line to enhance the image. To do this sometimes requires an interior hole to be drilled. This hole starts the vein/line.

You want to conceal the entry hole as much as possible. Use micro drill bits that are just big enough for the blade you plan to use. You can sometimes blend the entry hole into the line with your blade. I have even used the saw dust from the cutting mixed with a little glue to make a filler putty for the holes.

Veining shows up better on lighter wood. Using a larger blade will make the veining show up better because it leaves a wider kerf.

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Freedom to Run Scroll Saw Pattern.

The 2010 World Equestrian Games will be held in my home city, Lexington Ky. This will be the largest equestrian event ever held in the United States. The games are held every four years. Over 100 countries are involved in the events. Events this large can bring in millions of dollars to the area where the games are held.

Any time something like this happens it can be an excellent opportunity for craftsmen. You have to be careful not to violate any trademarked logos or slogans but with a little creativity you can make some money. I will probably design a few equestrian patterns and make some projects for the event. It's been a long time since I have done any production cutting but the opportunity is too good to pass up. I only have a couple months until the event so I won't be able to get a large inventory cut. I have talked to a couple establishments where tourist should be frequenting. They are at least willing to take a look at what I make so we will see what happens.

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