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Scroll Saw

Scroll Saw

Scroll Sawing or Fretwork has been a woodworking craze in the United States since the early 1800's. It came to other countries like Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and England centuries before.

The essential difference between yesteryear and present-day is how we scroll saw. In the early years, they used a fret saw frame that was made of wood with some metal reinforcement. The blade was put in the saw and you worked it in an up and down motion. More...

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  • This is what the finished box looks like when using the Perfume Tray Scroll Saw Pattern. A close-up view of the Perfume Tray Scroll Saw Pattern.

    Perfume Tray Scroll Saw Pattern

    Wildwood Designs

    $9.95
    Perfume Tray Scroll Saw Pattern Make something special with this great looking perfume tray scroll saw pattern.  Use for your perfumes, as a display, or serving tray.   You will receive the full size scroll saw plan for the perfume tray...
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  • Cherry Tree Toys Rooster Intarsia Plan Cherry Tree Toys Rooster Intarsia Plan

    Rooster Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $7.95
    Rooster Intarsia Plan The Rooster Intarsia is sure to add a country feel to your home. This Rooster would look great adding to your home's decor! The Rooster Intarsia Plan is a full size woodworking plan that will simplify making your own rooster...
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  • The completely built scroll saw clock using our Altenburg Clock Scroll Saw Plan.

    Altenburg Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $23.95
    Explore new avenues of creativity with our Altenburg Clock Scroll Saw Plan Are you looking to embark on a captivating journey of woodworking and craftsmanship? Look no further than the Altenburg Clock Scroll Saw Plan! With this exceptional plan,...
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  • Wildwood Designs Small Lords Prayer Scroll Saw Plan

    Small Lord's Prayer Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $14.95
    Small Lord's Prayer Scroll Saw Plan Get busy and scroll saw a lord's prayer.  The small lord's prayer scroll saw pattern is a full size plan.  Simply copy the pieces to your wood and saw. The finished Small Lord's Prayer Scroll Saw Plan will...
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  • This is a completely built scroll saw clock using our German Castle Cabinet Scroll Saw Plan.

    German Castle Cabinet Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $21.95
    German Castle Cabinet Plan The German Castle Cabinet Plan is an Old world style fretwork shelf with about a dozen separate places to display your treasures, including the center area behind two closed doors and a lower pullout drawer. This is...
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  • This is the completely built scroll saw clock using our German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan.

    German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $19.95
    Check out the German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan  Unleash Your Creativity! Are you a woodworking enthusiast seeking a new and exciting project to showcase your skills? Look no further! The German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan is here to ignite your...
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  • Wildwood Designs Large Last Supper Scroll Saw Plan

    Large Last Supper Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $12.95
    Large Last Supper Scroll Saw Plan This beautiful classic measures 9 1/4 inches high by 20 inches wide  This is a Full size Scroll Saw plan that comes on paper.  All plans are non refundable
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  • A built scroll saw clock using the  Mini Grandfather Scroll Saw Clock Plan.

    Mini Grandfather Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $19.95
    Introducing the Mini Grandfather Scroll Saw Clock Plan: The Perfect Blend of Timeless Beauty and Exquisite Craftsmanship Are you ready to embark on a journey through time? Get ready to be captivated by the enchanting allure of the Mini Grandfather...
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  • This is what the finished box looks like when using the 4 Tiered Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan.

    4 Tiered Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $11.95
    4 Tiered Jewelry Box Plan The 4 Tiered Jewelry Box Plan is a unique design making this a fun and truly amazing ingenious plan. Each compartment is approx. 2 inches deep & fastens to a center dowel to swing open for access. Build a stunning...
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  • Completely built Scroll Saw Clock with our Apostle Scroll Saw Clock Plan.

    Apostle Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $27.95
    The Apostle Clock Plan is breathtaking with stately towers, multi-levels, and ornate detail, this clock grabs everyone's attention!  There are several layers to this clock with intricate details making this plan a challenge for the...
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  • Wildwood Designs Eagle of Glory Plan

    Eagle of Glory Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $9.95
    Eagle of Glory Scroll Saw Plan The Eagle of Glory Plan is a scroll saw pattern with amazing details of an Eagle and the American Flag rippling behind it. This plan is perfect anyone that enjoy's wood working projects. You'll love that scroll saw...
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The first power tools came to light in the late 1800's with foot-powered scroll saws. These included a stool and pedals attached to the work surface of the scroll saw. To operate the saw, you sat and pedaled the saw, making the blade go up and down. It was an exercise and hobby all in one.

Today, many scroll saws are available. They allow superior blade tensioning, variable speed control, and different throat depths starting at about 16 inches and going to about 30 inches. Most scroll saws have tilting tables that tilt up to 45 degrees for angled cuts, dust ports, and dust blowers.

Most scroll saws still feature a parallel arm that makes the intricate scrolling cuts. The pinless blades (regular scroll saw blades) change easily with a moveable upper arm. Cheaper saws feature pinned blades, but they both can make some pretty intricate cuts.

Speaking of scroll saw blades, there are a lot of combinations. Pin End or pinless blades are your first choice and are ruled by what your scroll saw can handle. If you have pinned scroll saw blades, you can get a scroll saw conversion kit to make it fit the pinless blades.

To do a scroll saw project, you'll need scroll saw blades, a scroll saw or fretwork frame (yes, we still have them), a pattern, a copy of the scroll saw pattern. Then, you'll either need to trace the pattern on the wood or go ahead and adhere the pattern to the wood. You'll need wood, a drill, and a drill bit to pierce the interior holes to cut them out.

Think about putting a nice finish on your scroll saw project. Sanding is king; sand your piece with at least 120 grit sandpaper. If you are applying a stain, you will need to sand up to 220 grit.

When you are ready to apply the finish, a spray finish works best. You can sand the flat surfaces between coats to keep the finished piece lovely to the touch.

There are thousands of fretwork projects to choose from. Start with simple ornaments, silhouettes, and shelves, then move up to harder silhouettes, boxes, baskets, and small clocks. When you're ready, attack those challenging pieces that you've dreamed of doing to amaze yourself and your friends. They will know that you are a master scroll sawyer.

Don't forget there are plenty of resources along the way to help you with your scroll sawing adventure. Take a look at the many woodworking books and scroll saw books that are available. You might even like to take a shot at Intarsia!

No matter what scroll saw part you need, Cherry Tree Toys has got you covered. Add our scroll sawing equipment to your cart today to create the project you’ve always dreamed of.