Friday, March 5, 2021

Common Loon Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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 This pattern is two layers. The backer board is important for this project to add strength. The pattern is 10.25" wide and 8" tall. I recommended 1/4" for each layer. The pattern has a fairly large number of interior cuts that are small. You will need a 1/16" drill bit for some of the smaller internal cuts.

 

The common loon or great northern diver (Gavia immer) is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. Breeding adults have a plumage that includes a broad black head and neck with a greenish, purplish, or bluish sheen, blackish or blackish-grey upperparts, and pure white underparts except some black on the undertail coverts and vent. Non-breeding adults are brownish with a dark neck and head marked with dark grey-brown. Their upperparts are dark brownish-grey with an unclear pattern of squares on the shoulders, and the underparts, lower face, chin, and throat are whitish. The sexes look alike, though males are significantly heavier than females. During the breeding season, loons live on lakes and other waterways in Canada; the northern United States (including Alaska); and southern parts of Greenland and Iceland. Small numbers breed on Svalbard and sporadically elsewhere in Arctic Eurasia. Common loons winter on both coasts of the US as far south as Mexico, and on the Atlantic coast of Europe.  (Wikipedia)

Stuck Fretwork Piece Puncher Outer:

Sometimes I just make something because I want to make something. There are plenty of things laying around to poke out a small piece of fretwork that gets stuck in the board. I usually use a discarded scroll saw blade, assuming I can find one handy. Handy is the keyword there.

A reader sent me a picture of a holder he made for scroll saw blades. He included a spot for a small eyeglasses screwdriver. He used the screwdriver to poke out the stuck pieces. That is when I decided that I wanted a specific poker that would always be handy when I needed it. There is that keyword again. Handy.


I cut a 1/2" wooden dowel to 6". I drilled a hole in the end just large enough to hold a small nail with the head cut off. I used epoxy to secure the nail in the hole.

I then drilled a shallow hole on the side of the dowel, large enough to hold a small neodymium magnet.
 

I used epoxy to hold the magnet in place.
 

It may not be pretty but at least I have something handy to do a needed function.
 

I placed one poker on the side of each of my saws. Magnets are handy things. If you don't have a magnet handy then just drill a hole at the end of the dowel for a string loop. 

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