Friday, January 29, 2021

Cessna 172 Sign Plane Scroll Saw Pattern. Two Sizes.


 
CREATE YOUR OWN SIGN 
Click to Enlarge
Download the Pattern Below

This pattern is designed for you to make your own flying sign. There are a few premade signs in the pattern but if you make your own it will be more fun.

Support your favorite sports team, Fly your political message, Use it for a business, or just personalize it with a name.

You will need a stencil font. Here is a link to dafont that shows their stencil fonts. Just scroll down until you find one you like. Us a word processer to select the font after it is installed. You will have to play with the size. You have approximately 8.5" for the length. If you know how to use the free vector graphics program, Inkscape this will be easy. https:www.inkscape.org

The plane is cut from 1/8" and 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. The small pattern will be ~18" long.

I also included the pattern at 200%. It will make a model that is ~36" long. This model will be better for hanging from a ceiling. You can use 1/2" and 1/4" plywood for the larger pattern.
 


Back Side Tear Out of the Cut:

 
When you make a cut with a scroll saw blade there is almost always some tear-out on the backside. Sometimes this can take quite a bit of effort to sand away. Using reverse tooth blades will minimize the problem but not eliminate it.

Some plywood will tear-out worse than others. If you run into bad plywood and just can't get the back looking good then try this trick.

I always use blue painter's tape on the front of the wood. I then glue the pattern on top of the blue tape. This makes the pattern very easy to remove. Another advantage is that the glue on the tape lubricates the blade and prevents friction scorching the wood.

You can also use the tape on the back side to reduce the tear-out even more.

This is the front of the plywood. I put tape on the front for both cuts.
 
This is the back of the plywood. I only put tape on the back of one of the cuts.
 
Here is the amount of tear-out on the side with no tape on the back.
Click the image to enlarge.
 
Here is the amount of tear-out on the side that had the tape front and back.
Click the image to enlarge.

I only use this technique on rare occasions. I normally just use a mop sander you get rid of the backside fuzzies. This works but the back will almost never look as good as the front. Sometimes the plywood is just poor quality and the tear-out is really bad.

I just keep this trick in mind for the time I want the back to look as good as possible.


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

- -

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 2007-2020 on DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 3,310 patterns published from 2007 thru 2020.
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


 
Ad Affiliate

Delta Power Tools 40-694 20 In. Variable Speed Scroll Saw


Currently on sale at Amazon for $327.99


About this item

  • Electronic variable speed can be adjusted from 400-1,750 SPM for a wide array of cutting applications
  • Dual parallel link arm design reduces vibration reducing over and under cutting improving accuracy and quality
  • Upper arm lifts and locks in the raised position during blade changes or while adjusting blade position for fret work
  • Tool-free blade clamp allows for quick, easy blade changes in seconds. Bevels 0° - 45° left and right. Motor: 1.3 Amp
  • On/Off switch, electronic variable speed dial, flexible dust blower and blade-tensioning lever are all conveniently located up front on the arm for easy accessibility
  • On-tool blade storage area provides neat, organized protection for scroll saw blades, includes 2 straight blades

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






https://www.bearwood.com/
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please sup