Anyone who cuts wood as a hobby or even a serious business venture is already familiar with scroll saw patterns. These are designs ranging from the simplest curved curves to the largest detailed figures that are cut entirely on thin, wood-powered tools. In addition to having the ability to cut intricate patterns into wood, scroll saws are also used to cut various other objects as well. Whether it’s a fence post or a light fixture, a ladder or a sign, a scroll saw can handle any project with accuracy and professionalism. Let’s take a closer look at how scroll saw patterns are used in woodworking.
The majority of scroll saw patterns have a very professional appearance. They are typically detailed with obvious lines and angles and feature a perfectly even, smooth surface. The product details on these designs are clear and concise. One example of this is the “C” pattern that can be seen in the second photo on this page. The product detail shows the inner and outer border of the main body of the pattern, which is manufactured out of a thick maple tree limb. The maple leaf appears to be perfectly even on all sides and the edges are clean and sharp.
Another commonly used type of scroll saw pattern is the butterfly scroll saw pattern. Butterflies are a beautiful and natural symbol in woodworking. A butterfly scroll saw pattern allows you to showcase the beauty and natural beauty of this important woodworking symbol. The “C” pattern in the photo on this page shows a butterfly that has been detailed with a straight, level, and detailed edge. This edge and detailed “S” curve to create a clean finish and provide a professional woodworking appearance.
Of course, not all scroll saw patterns are strictly scroll saws! In the previous article, we looked at how using a reverse cut can make a woodturner’s life much easier and more enjoyable. If you have a table saw, consider flipping it over and using a reverse design to cut small pieces or squares of wood for a vase or other woodworking project. Using a wood scroll saw pattern is a great way to display this versatile woodworking tool!
Many people that get started woodworking find that they need an easy to use beginner woodturning scroll saw pattern. One place to look is the Internet. There are a number of companies that offer a large variety of woodturning scroll saw patterns at affordable prices. Two of the companies I would look for are Craftworks by Choice and Craftworks Wholesale.
The patterns from these companies are some of the best I’ve seen. Both of the companies provide a number of high quality butterfly and nature patterns. One thing that I like about these patterns is that they are not only clear, but they are also well detailed and include details such as the depth of each of the cuts as well as the direction they are turning. It’s great to know that all the work is done for you in a step by step, easy to understand manner.
The cost for the woodturning supplies is reasonable and with the use of a good set of scroll saw pattern guides, you can do some simple home projects before you move on to larger projects. You can use the butterfly patterns to make a beautiful birdhouse, a colorful flower stand or even a nice wooden mantel. These items would be a great addition to your home and you could customize them easily by making minor changes in the wood designs.
For the beginner that has never used a scroll saw before, I highly recommend getting one. It can save you a lot of frustration in the long run as you will learn how to apply one as well as how to take care of it and maintain its good performance. You should also get a book that has plenty of information about butterflies, their habits and their types. These books are available at most garden centers and you can browse through them looking for a butterfly that is appropriate for your project.