Sunday, December 31, 2017

Spoiled Cat Scroll Saw Pattern.
*What do you call the cat that was caught by the police? The purrpatrator.
*What is a cat's favourite colour? Purrrrrrrple!
*What do cats use to make coffee? A purrcolator.
*How does the cat get its own way? With friendly purrsuasion.
*Why is this scroll saw pattern so good? Because it's purrrfect.

Sanding reverse side entry holes:

This is just a quick tip to make using your scroll saw just a little easier to use.
For most patterns you will need to drill interior holes to pass the scroll saw blade through.
It is common to have some tear out on the back side of the drilled hole. These little splinters of wood can catch on the hole of your scroll saw table and be a nuisance. They can even cause you to not be able to continue a cut until you slightly lift the board.
Make a habit of doing a light sanding of the back of the board before you head to the scroll saw. It just takes a quick sanding to knock off the splinters.
I keep a sanding block close to the drill press so I don't forget. 

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Patriotic Eagle US Flag Scroll Saw Pattern.
This patriotic flag is ~15 inches wide. 

YouTube video showing out of box problem saw:

This video is from a YouTube channel named Measure Once. It makes a point that I often make to readers who ask me which scroll saw to buy, and where to buy it. I thought I would share the video so you see what this guy goes through and how it was resolved.

Let me start by saying the scroll saw in the video is the Jet JWSS-22B. This is not a reflection on this make or model. The Jet is a fine machine. This one just had issues. 

The guy doing the review is not very experienced with scroll saws and he makes a couple of points that I don't really agree with. That's not why I'm showing the video. I just want to point out that every scroll saw on the market can have out of the box issues. This is just one of the unfortunate facts of life that has to be understood.

Here are a few observations. 

After the guy believes he has a problem machine he eventually contacts Jet support. He does not give many details but it sounds like they were pretty responsive. They made the correct diagnosis and recommended he send the machine back to where he purchased it.

He contacts Amazon and they process the replacement and send him another machine before he even sends the defective one back. That's one of many reasons I use Amazon so frequently. Their support is generally very good.

The main points I'm trying to make are to buy from a quality seller who handles returns easily. We all have budgets but you want to buy the highest quality you can afford. This will give you a better chance of receiving a working machine. Even if you buy a quality machine know that they can also be defective out of the box. 

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