Sunday, November 1, 2020

3D Angel Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern


 
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This is a very simple 3D Angel ornament. There are no interior cuts. There is some veining but it is also not difficult. The angel is a little over 5" tall. The display stand pattern is included as an option.

I cut this ornament from 1/4" thick BB ply. 


To Release or Not to Release. That is the Question. 


This question came up in a phone conversation I had with another scroller early last week.

Will releasing the tension of the scroll saw blade, when not in use, prolong the life of your scroll saw? I have never done or seen any actual tests to confirm this question one way or another. Here are my thoughts.

Small forces over long periods of time can cause changes. I release the tension on the blade after I finish for the day. I have always done this. I do not have any proof that I have prevented a problem but my experience as a technician for 40 years makes me believe it may help. It takes half a second to release the tension so I don't see any inconvenience and it may help.

Scroll saws can last several years. One of the failure points of these saws are bearings wearing out. Bearings all have a specification called sideloading. They are designed to handle a certain amount of sideloading(Force applied to the side of a bearing). If the bearings in your scroll saw are not of the highest quality then their sideloading spec may not be that great. Adding extra force to these bearings may, over time, wear them out faster.

Like I said, I don't have proof of this but it does not cost me anything so I do it. 

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If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

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Wooden Bearing Hinge Box Scroll Saw Pattern.


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This box is eight inches wide. The medallion on top is optional. I also included a blank medallion so you can add your own text or graphics. When it is made from Baltic birch plywood it looks more like a utility-style box.  If you prefer to make it as a small jewelry box or collectors box then it would look better cut from a nice hardwood.

The hinge is what I call a DIY integrated wooden bearing hinge. These hinges are more common in the laser cutter patterns but the scroll saw can cut them fine. Just pay attention to the assembly. You need to install the wooden bearings and lid as you assemble the box. If you glue the box up first you won't be able to get the lid and bearings installed. You will see what I mean as you do your dry assemble. 




The lid is designed to have an automatic stop when opened. If you cut the bearings for a snug fit the lid will stay up by itself. 
 

You can easily add lift-out trays for a jewelry style box. This box is also a good choice for laser cutting. You can eliminate the lid medallion and add a laser engraved image to the top or front.
 

This is a close-up of the wooden bearing hinge. When you glue the inner wooden bearing to the lid, make sure not to get glue squeeze out. You don't want to glue in inner bearing to the outer bearing or the lid may not open.



$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in its proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

Products for your consideration:


Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2019 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.
If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but in an easy to use thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.


for you scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco features the Seyco ST-21 scroll saw
Make sure you check out the Seyco Scrollers Drill


 
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