Cross-Crafting Seminar Introduction
Cross-Crafting Seminar Supply List
Cross-Crafting Seminar Free Patterns
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Scroll Saw Basics
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Scroll Sawing the Wood Spirit Face
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Wood Burning the Wood Spirit Face
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Colored Pencils for the Wood Spirit Face
Step 16 You can also ‘nibble’ the wood at tight points to create a triangular area of cutting which allows you to turn the wood with the blade still in place. You begin be cutting the line to the angle point. Then, without turning off the blade, back the blade up slightly from the point – about 1/8″ to 3/16″. Cut back into the point taking just a thin slice from the wood towards the next line to be cut. Back up the blade again, and re-cut a new thin nibble of wood.
Step 19 Another technique that is commonly used in scroll saw cutting is to remove as much of the background, waste wood with one cut as possible. After that waste wood is removed you return to the same area of the design and cut in the small angles and curves. Removing larger areas of wood at the start reduces the number of times that you need to turn off your saw, lift your Drop Foot, reposition the wood, and begin cutting again.
Step 20 Since I have removed the large area of waste wood on the right side of my Wood Spirit face I need to re-position the green painter’s tape that keeps the two birch plywood pieces secure, and tightly held together.
Step 21 I have returned to the two cut process, working each small angle area from the outside of the board towards the center point of the line intersection. Because there is so little waste wood inside of these cut areas I do not need to turn off the saw, adjust the Drop Foot, and then start the saw again. I can simply back out carefully and move right into the next cut.