I've only done a few scroll saw projects but I enjoy them and want to do more. Recently, while aimlessly wandering around YouTube, I found a vid on making a bowel or basket with a scroll saw. I'm sure you regular scrollers have seen them. Anyway the guy applied the pattern with some spray adhesive and then covered the whole project with clear packing tape. He said, "this is to lubricate the blade". I've heard of using tape to help remove the pattern and to stabilize or support thin stock but I've never heard that it lubricated the blade. Can anyone comment?
And while I'm here any recommendations for free patterns.
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