Sunday, June 24, 2018

Just Lovebirds Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This sign is 14 inches wide. I am showing it here with a backer board but I think it's strong enough not to have one. 

Niqua Scroll Saw Blades???

I am starting to get emails asking about Niqua Scroll Saw Blades. Several of you are seeing this brand added to the Bear Woods online store. Here is the story. 

Niqua is a German company that is known around the world for manufacturing blades for jewelers and goldsmiths. They have also manufactured high-quality scroll saw blades for years. They have been marketed in the US under the brand name Flying Dutchman. 

I have used Flying Dutchman and Pegas blades for several years. They both have pros and cons but are in the same playing field as far a quality goes. Lately, I have used mostly Pegas blades because I get them for ad placement from Bear Woods. I still have a large supply of Flying Dutchman blades and use them also. 

One stand out is the Niqua flat end spiral blade. The flat ends stay in the clamps much better on most saws. This is a nice addition to the Bear Woods store. 

There always has been and always will be the discussion on which scroll saw blade is the best. Don't listen to this talk just try some blades and use the one that works for you. 

The good news is that Bear Woods now has two fantastic brands of blades to offer. I like choice.

Disclaimer: Bear Woods is an advertiser on my blog. This was not a paid review.

The stool I use at my scroll saw:

I received another email asking about the stool I use at my scroll saw. I own two of these Craftsman stools. I purchased the first one about ten years ago. The second one is about five years old. As much as I hate to admit it I am a chairs worst enemy. In other words, I'm fat. I have to have a sturdy chair to handle my size. These stools do not look that strong but they have held up great for me.

The first stool has some minor cracking in the seat cover and the cover has faded a little. The second stool is pretty much still like new.

If I remember correctly I paid over $100 at Sears for the first one. I bought the second one on Amazon and paid under $75. The Amazon price for this stool now is $66.06 plus free shipping

Not everyone likes a tall stool when scrolling but it is my preference. I use the standard stands with my saws and they are designed for standing or tall stools.

If you use a foot switch on your scroll saw you need to keep this in mind. You will probably have to elevate the foot switch to be able to reach it while sitting on a tall stool. I have my foot switch on a DIY stand that is about eight inches tall(shown below). 

Here is a great offer from Sue Mey. She asked if I would pass it along and I am happy to do that. As always she has some fantastic patterns. 

For anyone who may be familiar with Sue, here is her website. She is a South African artist and scroll saw pattern designer. She brings an artistic touch to her patterns that make them exceptional. She also has one of the largest collections of patterns in the world. If you can't find something you want to cut from her collection you just did not look long enough. Do yourself a favor and check out this offer. 

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NW2747 NW2746
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The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

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