Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Fretwork Bird Scroll Saw Pattern. Merry Christmas.

I want to take a minute and say Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you for another wonderful holiday season here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. I hope that all of you who celebrate Christmas have a day of peace, joy, and happiness. Enjoy Family and friends. Be careful in your travels and remember the reason for the season.

I'll take a couple of days off to spend time with my family. After Christmas, I'll be right back to work and we can all get ready for 2020.

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The wingspan of this fretwork bird is 8.5". She is cut from 1/8" Baltic birch plywood. The base is 1/4" BB plywood.

After I cut the bird above I was not happy with the pose so I included a slightly different pose where the bird is sitting more upright. You can choose or just make the pair.

Another WEN 3921 16" Scroll Saw Update.

I am receiving tons of emails about this entry-level scroll saw. Here is some more information I got from a reader who called WEN. The blade holder upgrades that I showed yesterday have been updated and will be available in a couple of weeks. 

The new blade holders are a better fit for the 3921 and it will come with a wing bolt for toolless blade change. 

I have not spoken with the WEN rep yet but I am told that they are taking advanced orders for the new blade holders. I don't know the price so you will have to ask. Here is the number I was given for contact with WEN. 1-847-429-9263.

I wanted to pass this information along as quickly as I could so you would know that things had changed since the video I posted yesterday.

One last point I would like to make about the WEN 3921. My review was informational and not a recommendation that you should buy the saw. This is an entry-level saw and that means there are quality compromises. Please understand that some who buy this saw will probably not be happy with it. I have spoken to a few people this week who have owned the saw for a while and are happy with it.

You have to have appropriate expectations when you buy any product. I don't want my short review of the saw to set your expectations too high. If you understand what you are buying and are on a tight budget then an entry-level saw can get you started in the hobby. Of all the entry-level saws I have spent any time with I like this one the best. 

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