I have wanted to try one of these but have been hesitant for fear of ruining wood. Scott's cross encouraged me to give it a shot. I think it turned out fairly well. Unfortunately my photography still stinks.
Thank you. It is made of 5 layers of 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood. The top layer was the scary one due to all the thin lines. The next 3 layers have increasing widths of the lines on the top layer and the last is the backer. Then glue it all back together.Cathy,
That is absolutely beautiful. I am not a scrollsaw person. How about some details on how you did this piece?
There are two general rules of thumb in scroll saw work. First you do the more delicate areas first as they are the areas where you might have issues and that way you have not invested a lot of time and effort before you work on the harder areas. The second rule is you work from the center out that way the center is surrounded with lots of material for strength and support.Wow, that is beautiful.
You are much braver than I — I would not have feared ruining the wood, I’d have feared making just one bad mistake that ruined all my other hours of scrollsawing! A new chunk of wood usually costs relatively little plus a few seconds to cut it to length and a few more minutes to mill and sand it flat — but there is no recovering all those lost hours spent at the scrollsaw!