My first attempt at the scroll saw

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Project by Ram5703 posted 01-05-2015 01:03 AM 1981 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 01:41 AM

Good job!
Circles have always been challenging for me.
And older friend of mine told me to always look just a little ahead of where you are cutting and your curves will be smoother. I never really got it. :)
My scroll saw has been stashed under one of my benches for a long time. Maybe I should get it it out and practice.

Thanks for sharing!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 03:27 AM

Looks good, and in thick wood, too! That can add challenges all it’s own.

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 05:05 AM

good job! circles are indeed tough, but they get easier. keep practicing! scrolling is fun! check out steve good’s site for some pretty easy plans.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#4 posted 01-05-2015 09:27 AM

Nothing wrong with that cut out. What brand of SS do you own…looks like an old Sears C arm.. When cutting circles. just remember they are just straight lines that curve

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-05-2015 09:57 AM

Very cool. Looks like you got the hang of cutting with the scroll sawing right off.

Caution…Scroll sawing can be very addicting.

I look forward to seeing your next project.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#6 posted 01-05-2015 03:13 PM

Great start. As stated above, check out all the free patterns at Steve Good’s bog. They run from the very simple to far more difficult. There are also lots of great free patterns at “Scroll Saw Village”, all free. Keep at it. Scrolling is a great hobby in my opinion.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 01-05-2015 06:15 PM

I’m not a scroll saw guy, but I own one and have even used it a few times, so I understand how frustrating they can be on thicker wood.
Your project looks pretty good from over here. Now for a bit of sanding and some finish …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#8 posted 01-05-2015 06:17 PM

Oh, by the way, Welcome to LJ’s, where you will find lots of friends helping each other.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 01-05-2015 08:14 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#10 posted 01-05-2015 11:41 PM

Hi & Welcome to Lumberjocks :: Your scrollsaw project is a great start and way better than my first attempt.
A fresh sharp blade will keep your lines tight, if a blade dulls replace ASAP. If you do cut a bit out of shape 9 times out of 10 you can tidy it up on a sander or with detail files and sandpaper.
Here is a link to one of my scrollsaw projects that may interest you as I see your Harley Logo on your shop wall.
Good Luck Regards Bazza.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 01-05-2015 11:51 PM

Nice job, I cant remember my first scroll saw project but I am sure I wouldn’t want anyone to see it. Scroll sawing can be addictive .

-- Of all the varieties of wood I have used, I would have to say my favorite is FREE. Brian

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#12 posted 01-06-2015 05:04 PM

Looks just fine. Great workshop out there!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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