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Just thought I'd share my hobby a little, aside from asking questions ;)

I was able to knock out a couple of puzzles today, hope you like:...

They are not sanded or finished yet, that comes later in the week. I have a bunch more to cut this week first

Cut from Maple, with Pegas #3 M.G.

Thanks as always in advance for reading
 

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I like it!!!!
 
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Scroll saw actually, I have a Delta and cut quite a few puzzles and stuff.

I'm terrible with a jig saw :(
I used to have a Delta. Loved it! (Till my workshop was broken into and it was stolen.) I have an Excalibur, now.

Are you using spiral blades, or straight, and which kind? (crown, reverse, etc.) With my phone stands, I'm using No. 9 Crown Tooth. Scrollsaw still balked at working on a 2x, though.

Love the animal puzzles. Takes precision to get the pieces to fit in right. You did an Amazing job!!
 
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Sweet, jig saw I presume? That takes patience.
Scroll saws USED to be called jig saws. Don't know when that changed, but it was always jig saws. And what they call jig saws now were sabre saws back then. Now I call scroll saws scroll saws, and jig saws sabre saws.

I don't do any scroll saw work anywhere near those. I use only pinned blades and use it for rough cutting my masters, can get very close to the line with it, and then sand down to the line. Might not do any fancy work with it but it really works well for what I need.
 
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I used to have a Delta. Loved it! (Till my workshop was broken into and it was stolen.) I have an Excalibur, now.

Are you using spiral blades, or straight, and which kind? (crown, reverse, etc.) With my phone stands, I'm using No. 9 Crown Tooth. Scrollsaw still balked at working on a 2x, though.

Love the animal puzzles. Takes precision to get the pieces to fit in right. You did an Amazing job!!
Thanks a bunch.

I have not used spiral blades yet, I typically use Pegas #3 Modified Geometry blades for puzzles. For the fine details I use Pegas #1, M.G. with a #61 drill bit to start the holes

I upgraded from a Wen when I started as I wasn't sure if I would enjoy scrolling. Didn't take long, after 60 days, I wanted a better saw. I couldn't afford the Excaliber, Dewalt or any of the high end saws. The delta was available at the top of my budget.

It's really easy to work with.
 

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Scroll saws USED to be called jig saws. Don't know when that changed, but it was always jig saws. And what they call jig saws now were sabre saws back then. Now I call scroll saws scroll saws, and jig saws sabre saws.

I don't do any scroll saw work anywhere near those. I use only pinned blades and use it for rough cutting my masters, can get very close to the line with it, and then sand down to the line. Might not do any fancy work with it but it really works well for what I need.
I seem to remember the Sabre saw term but boy that was when I was kid in grammer school (showing my age I think LOL)
 

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What about the days when one used a coping saw for such fine work?
LOL yeah, way beyond my abilities, but I've seen some incredible pieces by real crafts people

I'm not a hand tools kinda guy - actually the only hand tool I can partially use well is a hammer!

If it doesn't have a motor I suck at using it - that includes a screw driver LOL
 
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