The scroll saw is a wonderful device that allows woodworkers to cut large pieces of wood by hand. They are easy to use and allow a person to make very intricate cuts. Learning how to use the scroll saw properly is very important. Many woodworkers simply decide to purchase a unit in a local store and then learn how to use it.
The first step is to set up your machine. Connect the motor to the electric line. If there are multiple batteries, connect them all or a single battery will be sufficient. Check the battery pack to ensure it is fully charged. Also ensure that the blade is properly attached to the arbor. If necessary, loosen or remove the blade to make sure it is correctly installed.
You can now start cutting with your new scroll saw. Place one or two complete workshops wood plan package pieces face down on the table in front of the saw. Two equally spaced holes are drilled in the piece that will serve as guide panels for the saw. You will want to mark the direction of the cut so that the wood will cut across the direction of the cut. After both holes are drilled, you will simply notch the panels so they fit snugly against the sides of the bed.
The next step is to affix the three-quarter inch screws to the panels using the screws supplied with the saw. The rear side of the panel should face out while the front should be flush with the front of the panels. You will then slide the panels onto the bed in order to cut them. You will want to keep the depth of cut at least one inch. The goal is to create a clean seam along the entire board.
To finish your project, affix the rear side of the panels to the framework. Slip the band saw tail onto the rear side and secure it with the screws. The final step is to fasten the cover to the framework using the fasteners provided. Slip the cap over the blade and attach it to the framework with the screws. Attach the cover to the frame and you are done!
To see the figure of how your cuts will look along the length of the board, flip the piece over. You will now see four equal cuts along the length of the board. The two closest cuts will be positioned to the right and left of the panel. These two cuts will be perfect for cutting materials such as plywood, drywall, or carpeting. The two farthest cuts will be towards the back and center of the frame. You can use either a band saw or a circular saw to make these cuts.
Once you have completed this project, prepare to cut the next piece of drywall. Slide the blade across the nails and secure the blade. Your goal is to create a smooth bevel on the drywall. The easiest way to achieve this is to stand directly beneath the drywall while sliding the saw blade across it.
Once the cut edges of your wood panels are smooth and flat, you will want to start gluing them together. Glue each piece of wood together using wood glue and screw them onto the frame. Once you have glued all of the pieces together, you will want to screw the frame onto the glue. This is a simple process and a single screw will work for most frames.
To finish your frame, you will want to screw the beam into one of the miter slots. If you don’t know how to do this, it is not a difficult task. Simply slide the end of the beam through the screw and then clip it onto the other end. Using the same method as before, glue the ends of the beams together and nail them onto the frame. Repeat this process for the remaining beams.
Finally, you will want to fasten the nails on each piece to the frame. Use wood screws and attach each piece to the deck screws. You will see that the piece goes on each of the 8 x 1 inch strips on the frame. Then, fasten the screws in place. After everything is attached, you will be able to finally attach the trim ring to the saw.