Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Four Compound Cut Ornament Scroll Saw Patterns.

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This pattern book has four ornaments of the same style. Each pattern has a different middle design.

I received an email from a reader who is new to the scroll saw. She wanted to know what a compound cut scroll saw project was. This is a very basic compound cut pattern to show how they are made.

As a side note, I used red cedar for this ornament. It cuts really well for compound cut patterns. 1.5" thick cuts as easily as 1/2" walnut. It is pretty soft and will break a bit easier so you have to be careful with the finished project.

For this pattern, you need a block of wood that is 1.5" X 1.5" X 3.5". 

Wrap the block in blue painters tape.

Apply the pattern around two sides of the block. Fold at the centerline.

Drill your starter holes as shown above.

I like to use a clamp jig to hold the block. This gives you more to hold on to and keeps the waste pieces in place when you cut the second side.

Cut the first side of the pattern. 

Remove the block from the clamp and flip it to the second side of the pattern.

Cut the second side.