Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Scroll Saw

I decided to try again with the scroll saw. Last time I dragged it out it was almost dark and I never really got it going right. So after about 30 minutes of messing with it I finally got it going in the right direction. After another hour of cutting shapes out of wood, my hands were too fatigued to continue. Between trying to hold the wood flat so it wouldn't rattle up and down, and the vibration, my hands feel weak. Even typing is hard. I did get three shapes cut out though. But if it takes this long to cut them out, much less sand them, decorate them, and put a finish, I'd have to sell them for $20 a piece. So let's hope I get better at it with some practice.

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