Thursday, January 1, 2009

Failed box attempt

Yesterday I attempted to cut out and assemble a box. I have to rethink the process. I worked on it for three hours yesterday and never even got to the assembly phase! I know I could blame my tools or lack there of. but its the whole "exact cut, straight line" thing that gives me trouble. I have not given up on it yet. But tonight I have to carve seats, and probably will not have the time or patients for another stab at it. Maybe next time I will use my router for the cuts instead of the scroll saw.


Handi said...

Ethan: a Scroll Saw is not an Easy Machine to use. Expecially for one that is inexperienced, even for myself.

1 Thing you will have the Utmost trouble doing is keeping Straight Lines. It's Nearly Impossible to do so, But it is Possible.

The Thing to Remember is test on Scrap first, Draw a Line, Then try following it with the Saw. In smaller Pieces, you can use your Hand as a Fence to keep these Lines/Cuts Straight.

Practice Several Times over on Scraps until you get the Equaliberm of the Line, then you place your hand down on the table to keep your line Straight.

Give that a Shot and See what you can come up with.


The Great Ethan Allen said...

Yeah I'm finding that out. I thought wavy lines would be hard. turns out it is the other way around. seems wavy lines are easier. I don't know why I'm drawn to the tools where straight lines are not really what they are meant for.

Handi said...

Ethan: I know how you feel... There are a few Shop Tools that Don't do Straight lines, and a Scroll Saw is one of them, Bandsaw is another and jig Saw is another one also

If you want to learn some stuff, I'm sure you seen it on my blog, Post something over at Scroll Saw Village if you got qustions, or ask me lol Or ask me and go over and ask them in the same place.




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