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    Post Tracing Patterns onto wood

    Now that I have my Delta, I have a hundred and one questions...as you do...

    Any tips on tracing patterns onto wood to cut out? Is there a simple, fast or proper way to do this?

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    Never tried myself, but I was watching my wife do some folkart the other day, and she transferred a pattern to the board using something like a chalk-paper. No dissimilar in concept to the old carbon-copy paper, but you have a wide range of colours to choose from (red, green, blue, yellow, white, black etc).
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    Wink

    get thee hence to an office or art supply shop and get a tin of 3M Repositional Spray Adhesive.
    use scanner to photocopy image .......spray back thereof ...position onto wood and vola as they say pattern transfered ready to cut out.....I use this method for my 3D work as well as 2D work
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    thanks for the tips....
    I think Im going to like this new tool

    Any good scrollers websites or active forums around the net worth looking at?

    Cheers

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    Photo copy the required pattern.

    Face down onto wood.

    Iron with a hot iron.

    Instant transfer but mirror image.

    Return iron to house before she misses it.

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    http://scrollsawsb.virtualave.net/hard.htm www.mikesworkshop.com http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodmall...saw_stand.html
    Mikes workshop will give you a lot of links and a source of good cheap blades.


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    Thumbs up

    you could also try an yank mag called Scroll Saw Workshop. come out quarterly and has full size patterns in it and heaps of ideas... www.scrollsawer.com
    also some free patterns on their site
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    Iain,

    Did you make one of those scroll saw stands yourself from that URL you provided?

    If so...how stable/solid is it?

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    Yes and very
    Read the intructions and assemble the unit then use the lag bolts.
    I didn't and had to start again, apart from that it is very solid and holds up the 788 well, yours should be OK being smaller and lighter.
    I have considered putting a block on the front upright as a foot support/rest which would also help stabilise the unit.

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    Thumbs up

    I also built the stand for my DeWalt...made out of Jarrah...solid and doesn't move..

    Its a good design and its free!

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    Interesting!

    I am just going to use an old set of draws and bolt my scroll saw down to that. The draws and nice and solid and should do the trick..as well as give me space for my scrolling supplies

    In fact, tried cutting my first bit of wood on it today....sure is slow cutting on 3/4" pine...and the blade was screaching away too as it was cutting....what causes that? or is that normal?

    I guess I managed not to break the blade...which was a good start
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    Question

    Can you define 'screech', doesn't sound like a scrollsaw thing as they are inclined to grab and chatter, burn or snap blades.
    Sure it's not something slipping within or you are running too slow.
    Also take pressure off the piece you are holding to see if it re centres itself as we are inclined to pull pieces slightly out of alignment, a great aid to snapping blades and a great source of income for Mr Olson and others.
    Also assume you have the blade in the right way round (cutting on the down stroke, just run your finger up the blade to feel the set of the teeth with the motor off.
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    Dean Hi!

    This might sound like a dumb question but is the blade the right way up? That is teeth pointing down.

    Don't worry if you got it wrong because after 20 years I still manage to install the blade on my bandsaw upside down on occasions.
    After all these years experience I am now an expert in detecting this minor problem.

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    Hi guys...

    Is the blade upside down...well I have no idea! Its one of those Crown Tooth blades that doesnt have an up or a down....or do they?

    I was probably running at slow speed....in fact, I was at slowest speed....I'll rev it up to max next time and see what happens.

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    In addition...I think the 'screeching' sound is probably the blade rubbing up against the wood?? I'm not using any kind of spray/wax that some people seem to use to prevent wood burning etc.

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