Thursday, March 28, 2019

Small Nature Shadow Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

This shadow box scene is made up of seven layers of 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. It is small, measuring only 4 inches square and 1.75 inches thick. 

When designing projects, going very large or very small can add a great deal to the interest to the piece. In this case, going small elicits a bit of awe at "how did you get all that in there" response.
When going small the minimal amount of detail looks more complex than it is. If you doubled the size of this project you would need to add much more detail to look as interesting.

To add even more interest you can use different species of wood for the different layers. 

Vibration!!! Check this first.

There is nothing worse than trying to cut intricate fretwork when your scroll saw is trying to walk away. There are a few things that can cause vibration in a scroll saw but one of the most common is also one of the most overlooked.

I have seen this problem several times. It will cause more vibration than you would expect so it is hard to troubleshoot. 

If troublesome vibration starts rearing it's ugly head check the nuts and bolts on the stand. If you have the factory stand included with many saws the nuts will occasionally work loose from vibration. When they get loose enough they can add significant vibration to your saw. 

The next time you are in the shop check and tighten all the nuts on your scroll saw stand including the ones that mount the saw to the stand. Give the saw a test run and see if the vibration is improved.
You may be surprised that it cut like new again.

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