Monday, August 27, 2018

Formula 1 Race Car Scroll Saw Pattern.

I'll be honest that I know very little about Formula 1 racing. I live in NASCAR country and we don't get much Formula 1 coverage. Over the years I have had many requests to do patterns for the Formula 1 fans. 

The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous race in the world. It has been run every year since 1929. It runs through the narrow streets of Monaco. Some of the most expensive race cars ever built battle against each other on the extremely challenging Monaco streets. The annual budget for its 10 teams is $2.6 billion. That is probably more than all the other racing series total. Amazing.

Custom Signature Coins:

$12 for a set of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping.
That will add $1.30 to each of your projects and add a great tough.
Inlay the coin using a 1" Forstner bit.

You will not be billed until the order is ready to ship.
I will send an email invoice with payment details.
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Rikon Band Saw: Quick Review

If you are a scroll saw user you need to have access to thin boards. Many scroll saw patterns require 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch thick boards. Finding those thin boards can be difficult and expensive for most people.
In the long run, the cheapest way to get thin boards is to mill them yourself. This does require upfront expense but it's an expense that can pay for itself over time. The bandsaw is one tool that saves you money on every board.

I own the Rikon 14 inch 10–325 bandsaw.  
It has been replaced by the newer 10–326 shown in the picture above. I have been extremely pleased with the 10 – 325. With a good blade installed I am able to easily resaw 8" and wider boards. I have owned this bandsaw for over four years and have not had any problems. The only complaint I have about the machine is where they installed the included lamp. It is in a poor location and does not shine light where you need it. That's a pretty minor complaint but it's the only one I have.
I use the bandsaw for resawing probably 95% of the time. I keep a Timber Wolf three-quarter inch blade installed. If I remember correctly it's either three or four teeth per inch. This blade does a fantastic job of nice clean cuts while resawing. After resawing a board you almost always need to run it through a sander or planer. I don't own a large sander so I run it through my 12-inch planer.

If you are just getting started in milling your own boards I recommend starting with the planer first. As I stated above you will need to plane the board after you resaw it. The problem with only owning a planer is that a planer cost you money on every board. The planer turns a large percentage of the board into dust. That's why it's important to eventually have both tools. These two tools combined can save you a lot of money over time. They also give you control over the boards that you end up with.

When you begin looking for a bandsaw don't underpay. The smaller less expensive bandsaws simply will not do a good job of resawing. In my personal opinion, a 14 inch bandsaw is the place to start. This is going to cost you in the $1000 range. You will be surprised how fast you can make up that $1000 by milling your own boards.

Here is the video review from Highland Woodworking of the new Rikon 10-326. It has some innovative new features that I wish my 10-325 had. It resaws up to 13" wide boards. It looks like they have made the adjustments easier also. 

If you have the room and the budget for a bandsaw then Rikon 10 – 326 looks like a very good choice. I know that I've been very pleased with my Rikon 10 – 325.

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This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
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If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

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. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.

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Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
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