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Blade Entry Holes

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 7th September 2008

Some patterns have blade-entry holes marked, most do not. If the pattern doesn’t, place the holes near a line to be cut, but don’t place the hole on a curving line or inside corner (if possible). Drill the hole perpendicular to the blank. Use a drill press if you have one; otherwise the holes may interfere with delicate fretwork. Drill through your project wood into scrap wood to prevent tear out on the back side of the project you are going to be cutting.If you have the space, use a larger bit–it will make it easier to thread your blades through. For thin veining cuts, use the smallest bit your blade will fit through.  Extremely small blades are available from many scroll saw specialist like Sloan’s Woodworking, or Mike’s Woodworking shop.

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