Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wildlife Scroll Saw Pattern.

Simple Wildlife Welcome pattern. The sign is a little under eleven inches long and eight inches tall. 

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I will be getting caught up on orders today. I am about two days longer than normal. I broke a tooth and the trip to the dentist and recovery slowed me down a bit. I should not have any trouble getting all the order shipped today. Thanks.

It takes an easy touch.

Almost everyone who sits down at the scroll saw for the first time struggles. There is a certain amount of skill required and it takes a while to develop that skill. The amount of time required is different for everyone. If you are just getting started, be assured that you will improve as you learn. It will get easier the more you practice. After just a couple of projects, you will see significant improvement.

Here are a couple of suggestions for quicker improvement. 

The scroll saw only requires a light touch. When I see new scrollers sit at a saw for the first time they will have a death grip on the wood. There are times when you have to hold the wood firmly but most of the time it only requires a light grip.

Pay attention to your body as you cut. Are you breathing normally? I have seen new scrollers hold their breath when they come to a turn in the pattern. This is a sign that you are under stress. The tension will lead to over-correcting when you start cutting off the pattern line.

Are you grinding your teeth? Are the muscles in your neck tense? Are your knuckles turning white? All of these are tale tales of tension. If you watch for these signs you can take steps to relax. Breathing normally will often correct other symptoms. 

All of this tension happens because you don't know what to expect when you make your first cuts. Will the board jump up and down? Will the blade break? Will I get cut? As you practice and discover the answers to these questions, make sure you don't get in the habit of being tense. 

The sooner you can relax at the saw the quicker you will progress.

If you are a skilled scroller and teaching someone new, watch for this tension. Show them when you need to hold the board with a tighter grip and when they can loosen up. After you teach the technique then recommend they try to take a few slow breaths to see if they will loosen up.

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