A lion scroll saw pattern is a popular woodworking design. The scroll is made up of six vertical strips of wood which are overlapped and cut to form a pattern of various animals. A lion is a very recognizable animal and many people immediately visualize a tiger or lion when they hear the term ‘scroll saw pattern’ being used in woodworking. The scroll saw pattern can also be referred to as the lion’s head, or simply the ‘lion’s head’.
There are two common types of scroll saw patterns; flat and inclined. The flat scroll is generally made on a lathe machine and the pattern is cut around the perimeter of the scroll. The wood to be cut from is fed into the machine and the cut is completed after it is halfway through the rotation. The inclined scroll pattern is made on a scroll saw machine and the cut is completed on the inner edges of the scroll, as it were.
If you are a beginner looking to learn more about woodworking machines and their uses then the flat pattern would be an ideal starting point for you to start your learning journey. This type of pattern is widely used in commercial projects such as office furniture and crown moldings to create a uniform, elegant look. This is probably the most popular scroll saw pattern currently being used and is usually used on a vertical scroll saw. The pattern consists of a thin stock, which is supported by eight vertically positioned legs to form a base for the scroll. The eight legs are then turned towards the motor at the back of the machine and the teeth are pushed down into the stock to cut it.
In order to create a good quality scroll saw pattern of the wood should be perfectly straight. However, it is not necessary to actually use all sides of the pattern. The angle of the cutting edge can be varied to obtain the best cut. For example, when the pattern has a flatter angle, you will get a cleaner finish than if you had a steep angle. A slight angle change can make the pattern look better or worse depending on what you are trying to achieve.
To cut a scroll saw pattern you must have a smooth, flat cutting surface that can handle a wide width of the pattern without catching or snagging the paper. The best way to identify whether the surface is smooth enough to handle the pattern is to place the paper on the machine along with a piece of cardboard nearby. If the paper touches the front or back of the machine while the pattern is being cut, then the surface is smooth enough. If the paper does not touch the machine, then you need to roll the paper up so that it is touching the back of the machine and will result in a clean cut.
Another common problem that occurs with a lion scroll saw pattern is when the paper slips off the saw blade. This is caused by two different factors. One, the saw teeth are slightly off line from where they should be and two, the paper could be folded up. Both of these issues can be resolved by making sure that the teeth are lined up correctly. Another fix for this problem is to have the pattern maker use a straight edge between the teeth as this can catch most of the folded material before it slips off.
One of the biggest problems that occurs with a lion scroll saw pattern is when the pattern maker gets sloppy with their cutting. This happens for several reasons. One, the pattern maker may not realize that they are cutting off line and end up grinding something into the paper or cutting too much material at once. Two, the pattern maker may be trying to speed up the process and cut more material at once than is necessary.
In order to avoid these types of mistakes and make sure that the final product looks the way you want it to, you should practice cutting out patterns with your scroll saw pattern maker. By doing this, you will have a better idea of what areas of the pattern need to be cut and how far off line you actually are. By cutting out several different patterns, you will be able to see which areas of the pattern require the most cutting and then you can cut these out first. This will also let you know if you are cutting too much material or if there are any issues with the paper.