Scroll Saw Basics – scroll saw patterns

Cherry – Cherry heartwood is brown and the sapwood is light yellow. However, these colors darken over time and when exposed to sunlight, they then take on a reddish-brown hue with the heartwood remaining darker than sapwood. – Although softer than all but basswood and poplar, cherry has fairly straight grain and is quite strong. – Being easy to cut and finish while also being strong and having a very beautiful natural color makes cherry a great choice for most any scroll saw patterns. – If not properly dried, cherry is more prone to warp than most species.

The blade movements here are up and down and this is known to be the safest and latest saw because unlike the other two designs when this blade breaks the tendency of the machine is to stop instantly. Next is the double parallel link arm which is somehow works the same with the parallel link, the only difference is that it’s working dependently on the two parallel arms which sets a pushing and pulling motion on each arm. Last is the c-arm which has only a single arm and is “C’ shaped. These types of designs are used commonly in creating arc designs.

Mineral oil is a non-drying oil made from petroleum. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless and entirely inert. Mineral oil will not turn rancid after time as many vegetable oils eventually do. It appears to be the non-drying oil of choice for this reason.

Use a power sander or hand sand the wood on both sides. Make a copy of the pattern and glue it onto the wood with a spray adhesive or else rubber cement. I prefer to use the rubber cement because it works best for me.Cut the outside lines of the pattern with the #9 blade. Next, cut the individual pieces by cutting on the inside lines that you made. Remove the pattern and sand the individual pieces with the fine sandpaper. After the wood is very smooth, apply the sealer primer. When the sealer is dry, apply 2 coats of enamel, letting it dry between coats. Be careful that you don’t get to much paint where the pieces fit together. Make the eyes with the paint pen and then you are done.These are great gifts for children and they are also very good sellers at craft shows.

A reciprocating saw is an electrical cutting tool in which the cutting action is accomplished through the push and pull reciprocating motion of the blade (rather than rotating it).

The number of a blade indicates the thickness of it. The higher the number, the thicker the blade should be. A higher number blade will break less easily than a lower number blade. This means you can put more pressure on a higher number blade and add more pressure against the blade with less of a chance of it going of the path of the cut.

Although there are many types of wood available to scroll sawyers for their projects, choosing the type that best suits your pattern and personal taste doesn’t have to be difficult. Knowing the basic characteristics of the most common wood available to scroll sawyers will help you decide which one will offer your best results.

Review. I believe we have seen this “woman” picture before, in chapter 7. More details are given here, but the overall pattern is the same. First there is something very Jewish that appears. The woman that is clothed with the sun, moon, and stars (12:1) must be the same as what Joseph saw and related to his family way back in Genesis 37:9-10. This is Israel. In chapter 7 Israelites from every tribe are sealed. Later in both chapters is seen “another” group, the “rest of her offspring” who keep the commands of God (12:17), have the testimony of Jesus (12:17), and who washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb (7:14). That other child certainly matches every description of the church available to us. Here in chapter 12 we see more of the church’s washing process, and how they come out of the great Tribulation through untold suffering.

This chapter is another of revelation’s “close-ups” Here you will see a Woman, her Children, and a Dragon, depicting events that take place during the final three and one half years of earth’s history.