Friday, September 19, 2014

Scroll Saw ~ The Spiral Blade Challange

I took a break from working on the coop and made some more cut-outs for the porch railing. Over the past couple of weeks I have done a bit of reading up on scroll saw blades and decided to try the spiral blade out. The author of the article warned that it would take a bit of getting used to the spiral blade, but in the end people rarely switch back.

Well, I can see why! I had no problem getting used to the blade. It actually worked better for me than the straight blade. I love the fact that it gives a tight cut. I think that would be an advantage when cutting puzzles. The cut pieces don't move very freely before sanding.
My cut is on the beak.

Here the cut piece is pushed out a bit so you can see the closeness of the cut.

Here the cut piece is removed.

Here's another cut piece ready for removal. You can barely see the cut line. If you look closely you can see where I overshot my mark.

This is the blade that I used. It's suggested use is on 3/4" wood. I was cutting 1"  rough cut pine, which is a healthy 1 inch and had no problem with the blade.

That's all for now. I hope you've found this helpful. It's always fun to try something new!

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