Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Eagle Welcome Sign Scroll Saw Pattern.

Just a simple rustic welcome sign. The sign is about twelve inches wide. In the simulated picture, I am showing the backer board painted red. This is just to make the wood texture show up better in the picture. You can paint it or leave it natural. 

Brad Point Drill Bit Set:

As woodworkers, we need to drill holes. As scroll sawyers, we often need those holes in an exact position. An example is a wooden wheel. The hole needs to be centered.  The best tools to make that happen are an awl and brad point drill bits. Brad point bits are just what they sound like. They have a small brad on the tip to guide the bit when starting the hole.

You will notice that I try to remember to add a center dot to my patterns when they need an accurate hole drilled. The wheel above is 1" diameter and needs a 1/4" diameter hole drilled for the axle.

Take your awl(Amazon Link), and carefully punch a small dent at the center dot. Don't go tto deep. You just need a dent for the brad point to hit.

You want the dent to be accurate but you can cheat the hole at the drill press a little.

I always use a backer board when drilling holes. You will see after I drill the hole that the back side is clean and free of splintering. That is what the backer board does for you.

Before you start the drill move the brad point into the dent you made with the awl. You should be able to see if you are well centered. The edge if the bit should line up with the line.

If it's not perfect you can bias the bit just slightly in the direction of the correction. You can't make up for a big error but small corrections are possible.

After the drilling is complete the pattern line should be gone. Perfectly center axle hole.

When you flip the board over you should have little to no splintering. If you do see some splintering then your probably pushed too hard on the drill bit. You want to slow down just before the drill exits the back of the wood for the cleanest cut.

Important Note:

A high-quality set of brad point bits can get very expensive. The set I linked to above is a set I have owned and they are just adequate. I don't push the bits too hard so they have lasted for a few years. I have replaced two or three of the bits that have broken. It is a decnt starter set.

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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