The left tree of this 2 layer piece is complete. I used alder and it has some interesting characteristics and challenges to work with on the scroll saw.
It’s so good to be back at the scroll saw table! It’s been four years since I last strung a blade. And this was the perfect project to get me going again. Every cut made it start coming alive and finally looking like a tree.
Creating the proper access holes for a scroll saw blade requires precision drilling. And the right drill speed, bit, and lighting can make all the difference.
Tips for temporarily adhering scroll saw pattern to wood blank.
The final draft drawings are complete and I’m ready to scale them to actual size to fit the pre-cut wood blanks. I like drawing drafts that are smaller than the actual piece. Keeping the size so all of the art is within my field of vision helps me focus on the details in relation to […]
There are two branches in this drawing that just bug me. When one or two elements that aren’t part of the focal point of the carving grab all the attention, then they just have to go.