Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meet Jacobo Villacres.

The scroll saw has been around for hundreds of years. Ornamental fretwork overlays have been found on Egyptian furniture that is over 3000 years old. Through the centuries the craft has risen and fallen in popularity.

Obviously the tools have changed over the years also. Originally hand frame saws were used then foot powered saws became common. Of course now we have electric powered saws.

Jacobo sent me these pictures of how he has mastered the hand frame scroll saw. It's actually possible to get very proficient with the hand frame. Just like we do with today's saw Jacobo has cut the interior cuts first.

The hand frame is supported on a wooden base that has a V cut in the end. It takes a bit of practice to control the piece with one hand but here you can see Jacobo is doing just fine.

We can all relate to how it feels to remove the final successful project from the waste wood.

Look at how delicate the piece is. I think that shows just how good of a job the hand frame saw can do. Thanks Jacobo for sharing the pictures and your talent.

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