Thursday, August 29, 2019

Easy Animal Puzzles Scroll Saw Patterns

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This pattern book contains ten puzzles of five animals. Each animal has a standup and a tray puzzle.

I painted the tray puzzle. Please use child-safe paint if you plan to give this to any child young enough to put it in their mouth. Do a Google search for "child-safe paint" and educate yourself on the subject. Here is a link to a video discussing a child-safe paint technique.

The standup puzzles are a good example of the discussion I had the other day about selecting scroll saw blades. I cut the standup whale from 1" thick walnut but I used a #3 blade. A #3 would be considered a small blade for that thick of material but a larger blade would have made the pieces too sloppy for a good fit. Even a #3 is a little loose. I want it a bit loose for small children.

When you cut thick wood with a small blade you have to be careful not to let the blade flex in the cut. If you do the pieces will not slide apart easily. Add plenty of tension to the blade. Let the blade to the cutting. Don't feed the board faster than the blade can cut. Use a new, sharp blade.

When you finish cutting the standup puzzles sand all the sharp edges smooth. You want the puzzles to feel good in the child's hands. I did not apply any finish to the standup puzzle.

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Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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