Saturday, October 21, 2017

Eagle and Flag Scroll Saw Pattern.
This pattern is 14 inches wide. It is 3 layers. There are not that many interior cuts so it is not too difficult of a pattern cut. 

When you start dealing with larger boards on the scroll saw they can be more difficult to maneuver around the table. If you typically sit while you cut you may find it easier to stand when cutting lager pieces. That gives you a chance to move your position when to board is hanging over the front of the table. 

Choosing which scroll saw blade to use: Forget the rules and charts.

One of the most common emails I receive is about which blade to use for a particular project. It is probably the most confusing subject for someone new to the scroll saw hobby. There are so many different types of blades that knowing what they are all good for is a challenge. 

If you are new to the scroll saw I am going to make it easy for you to choose a blade. If you are cutting the types of patterns you see on my blog you can use a #3 or #5 scroll reverse blade for 95% of them. 

The #3 and #5 are small enough to get into most interior cuts. The #5 is large enough to cut even thicker woods. The reverse teeth just help reduce the tear-out on the back side of the cut and reduce sanding. 

That is really all you need to know to get started. As your experience grows to can experiment with different blades. You may want to cut jig saw puzzles, metal or plastic. These can be done more easily with specialty blades. Add them as you come across the need. Of course there are spiral blades but they are only really useful on portrait style patterns.

Don't make it difficult. Just buy yourself a set of these two blades and start cutting. 

Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

If you want to make a special gift this Christmas these personalized ornaments are just what you need. People love to receive hand made personalized and thoughtful gifts. I will make the patterns from the names you need. I will send them to your email for you to print and cut. You only pay after you receive the patterns and are 100% happy.

The three primary ornaments are $1 per name with a 5 name minimum.
The pet ornaments have no minimum and are $2 per name.
The door wreath is a great gift for a family and is $5 per family name with no minimum.


 Bear Woods Pegas Scroll Saw Blade Giveaway:

In the post above I spoke about choosing scroll saw blades. I was talking about the type of blade but what about the brand. Yes the brand is important. You want a qualit