Re: scrollsawing Re: New member
- The right wood for the right project is a must.
We have found sugar pine great for kids toys, it is easy to cut.
We use some palette wood at fairs for kids quick cutouts, It is marginal at best but with the volume we turn out wood cost becomes a factor.
After visiting Judy Gale Roberts studio in Tennessee we are convinced there is no substitute for good quality wood. If you ever are able to visit her studio or take her class she can tell you about one of the greatest places to buy wood, we bring back pieces each time we visit that area. There are a number of places to buy a good variety of wood on the internet.
Since we do mostly intarsia and inlays there is no substitute for quality woods. Although we have has some success with "corner wood" it can be quite frustrating. For example avocado is great except it almost always cracks before you are done. Spruce cuts well buy is not very impressive without a good stain. Old furniture pieces (often brittle) can be awesome. Basically if you find a piece of wood make some sawdust and if it works for you, great, if not move on.
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- Thanks Daniel. I look forward to learning a lot.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Daniel Lynch <daniellynch555@...> wrote:
> Welcome Jim its a great group. I am always learning something here.
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> Subject: scrollsawing New member
> Hi everyone,
> For years I have been doing a lot of my own work around the house and decided to get into woodworking more. So I have a garage full of goodies. My son asked me to cut some parts for an airplane kit out of balsa and he brought over a Craftsman 16" scroll saw. I found out two things. First, scroll sawing is fun. Second, if I kept using that Craftsman my son was going to find out how far it could fly. Rattled my teeth to use it. So I went looking for a new saw. After a lot of research I decided to get either a Dewalt or Excalibur. I went to Grizzly and got myself a great deal on a new Dewalt. I like the table better and the space in front of the blade. I joined this group because I am really new to scroll sawing and would like to learn a lot more. I plan to start a woodworking blog to share resources I found in my area and will share them here too.
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