Thursday, July 23, 2020

Guitar Pick Scroll Saw Patterns.

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I have always loved the sound of the guitar. I even took classical guitar lessons a few years ago. I never got very accomplished but I did have fun. Not sure my wife had much fun. I would practice the same song for hours at a time. I heard "Close the door" more than once. :)

The acoustic and electric guitar pick patterns are just over ten inches tall. In the pattern I suggest 1/2" thick wood for the front layer and 1/4" thick wood for the back layer. Those are only suggestions. You could easily use 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood for both layers. You might even consider painting the front layer black. Just use your imagination.

Do you release tension from the blade when you leave your saw?

This is a question that comes up from time to time. Does releasing the tension from the scroll saw blade prolong the life of the saw? The theory is that the this procedure lessens the wear on the bearings, chuck, and other moving parts.

Let me start by saying that I do release the tension when I end my scroll saw session. I was a technician for almost 40 years and I saw the results of small forces over long periods of time. 

Bearings have a side loading specification that is important. If you apply a small but over spec radial force to a bearing for a prolonged run time the bearing will wear and fail early. I have seen this many times.

Okay, does any of this apply to the scroll saw? I don't know. I do know that it only takes me a second to flip the lever and release the tension. If that small amount of effort prolongs the life of the saw any time at all then it is worth it to me.

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