Sunday, February 28, 2021

Killer Whales(Orcas) Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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This pattern is close to ten inches square. It is designed for two layers 1/4" thick each. 

The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also known as the orca, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as seals and other species of dolphin. They have been known to attack baleen whale calves, and even adult whales. Killer whales are apex predators, as no animal preys on them. A cosmopolitan species, they can be found in each of the world's oceans in a variety of marine environments, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas, absent only from the Baltic and Black seas, and some areas of the Arctic Ocean.

Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups (pods) which are the most stable of any animal species. Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviours, which are often specific to a particular group and passed across generations, have been described as manifestations of animal culture.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature assesses the orca's conservation status as data deficient because of the likelihood that two or more killer whale types are separate species. Some local populations are considered threatened or endangered due to prey depletion, habitat loss, pollution (by PCBs), capture for marine mammal parks, and conflicts with human fisheries. In late 2005, the southern resident killer whales, which swim in British Columbia and Washington state waters, were placed on the U.S. Endangered Species list.

Wild killer whales are not considered a threat to humans and no fatal attack on humans has ever been documented, but there have been cases of captive orcas killing or injuring their handlers at marine theme parks. Killer whales feature strongly in the mythologies of indigenous cultures, and their reputation in different cultures ranges from being the souls of humans to merciless killers.
 
A Man Among Orcas- Wildlife Documentary.

Catalog Tip:

Here is a quick tip for using my free online pattern catalog. The first page of the catalog shows the last twelve patterns posted. While this is handy, you can also get the last 48 patterns posted on the first page using this tip.

At the top of the catalog page, you can select the category and number of results on a page.

Select "New" category and Results "48". This will lose the last 48 patterns posted. 

Sometimes this is helpful if you remember a recent pattern but can't find it. 
 
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Easter Sign Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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This Happy Easter Sign is 12" wide and 10" tall. I am showing it with three layers in the image above. The back layer is optional. You could also paint the back layer to add a bit of color. This sign is designed for hanging on your front door.

DeWalt DW788 Knocking Noise Repair:

This is not my video but I think it is useful so I want to share it. This is an older video but I had not seen it before. Bob does a nice job explaining a fix for a common problem with the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw.

Disclaimer: Don't attempt this repair if your machine is still under warranty. Always remember to unplug the saw before you start to disassemble the covers.



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