Sunday, May 5, 2019

End of the Trail Arrow Head Scroll Saw Pattern.



This End of the trail Arrowhead is over nine inches tall. 

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The ancestors of modern Native Americans arrived in what is now the United States at least 15,000 years ago, possibly much earlier, from Asia via Beringia. A vast variety of peoples, societies, and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously mainly due to introduced diseases as well as warfare, territorial confiscation, and slavery. After the founding of the United States, many Native American peoples were subjected to warfare, removals and one-sided treaties, and they continued to suffer from discriminatory government policies into the 20th century. Since the 1960s, Native American self-determination movements have resulted in changes to the lives of Native Americans, though there are still many contemporary issues faced by Native Americans. Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States, 78% of whom live outside reservations.

When the United States was created, established Native American tribes were generally considered semi-independent nations, as they generally lived in communities separate from British settlers. The federal government signed treaties at a government-to-government level until the Indian Appropriations Act of 1871 ended recognition of independent native nations, and started treating them as "domestic dependent nations" subject to federal law. This law did preserve the rights and privileges agreed to under the treaties, including a large degree of tribal sovereignty. For this reason, many (but not all) Native American reservations are still independent of state law and actions of tribal citizens on these reservations are subject only to tribal courts and federal law.

The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 granted U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States who had not yet obtained it. This emptied the "Indians not taxed" category established by the United States Constitution, allowed natives to vote in state and federal elections, and extended the Fourteenth Amendment protections granted to people "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States. However, some states continued to deny Native Americans voting rights for several decades. Bill of Rights protections do not apply to tribal governments, except for those mandated by the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.

Video from Al Baggetta: Magnetic cover on the Excalibur Scroll Saw.


A few weeks ago I did a video showing how to make a zero clearance table cover from magnetic material for the Pegas Scroll saw. I received an Email from Al Baggetta that he did a similar upgrade on his Excalibur to restore a worn table. He has a better source link for the magnetic material so I thought I would share the video.  It is an Ebay seller but he seems to have good feedback and high volume sales. The price is good and the sheet is larger than the one I purchased.

Thanks, Al.

A couple of suggestions. When you roll out the magnetic sheet use Blue painters tape to hold it flat while you position the table.

I have had good luck cutting the magnetic sheet with an Exacto knife. That should give you a better cut. 

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