Router table “scroll saw”
If I put a 1/8” straight bit in my table mounted router, wouldn’t this work almost as well, and maybe even easier in some aspects, as a scroll saw? I can see advantages and disadvantages to this. One big advantage would be I wouldn’t have to keep rotating the workpiece. Some disadvantages would be increased risk of tearout, not able to make acute inside corner cuts (still could clean up later with a knife or chisel), and limited to 3/4 or less thicknesses of wood, and I’m not sure how well 3/4 would do on it.
I had a nice scroll saw that was given to me but I hadn’t used it in the 4 years since I got it so I gave it to another person who had a need. I still don’t need one, and I have a band saw that covers nearly all of my needs anyway, but I was just curious about this.