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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 a built scroll saw clock using our  Wilderness Clock Scroll Saw Plan.

    Wilderness Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $10.95
    Wilderness Clock Plan Make the Wilderness Clock Plan your next scroll saw project! The detailed and intricate embellishments of the deer in the woods are absolutely stunning. This scroll saw clock is surely one that will be cherished for many...
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  • This is what the finished toy looks like when using the Fleur Box Scroll Saw Plan.

    Fleur Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $8.95
    Fleur Box Plan The Fleur Box is an elegant box with many uses. Line the inside with wood, plastic, felt or cloth to create a beautiful scroll saw keepsake box. Use as a handkerchief, glove, or potpourri box.  Imagine the scroll saw fleur box...
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  • Cherry Tree Toys Carousel Plan

    Carousel Scroll Saw Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $29.95
    Carousel Scroll Saw Plan Be one of the first to build this magnificent masterpiece! The Carousel is truly a work of art! The Carousel Plan is a full size scroll saw plan that comes on five sheets of 24" x 36" sheets of paper. You will use this plan to...
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  • Finished scroll saw clock cut out on a piece of oak using the  Williamsburg Wall Clock Scroll Saw Plan.

    Williamsburg Wall Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $21.95
    The Williamsburg Wall Clock Plan is a marvelous design that is uniquely different. This scroll saw pattern provides you with traceable patterns for the entire clock, easy-to-follow instructions, and tells you what materials to use. This scroll saw...
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  • Fox Chapel Publishing Making Wooden Gear Clocks

    Making Wooden Gear Clocks

    Fox Chapel Publishing

    $14.99
    Making Wooden Gear Clocks Make Time Fly with Wood Making a piece of wood move is fun, but making it tell time is truly amazing! Inside this book you ll find ingenious plans for creating awesome wooden machines that actually move and keep time. These...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders Plain End 120 grit x 1/4

    Scroll Sanders Plain End 1/4" Wide 120 grit

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders 120 grit x 1/4" Plain ends Package of 4 As easy to attach, and remove as a blade.Sands narrow internal cuts.  Removes bumps, burn marks, gouges, and feathering.  Designed for pin end or pinless scroll saws.  Each sander...
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  • This windmill clock features a finished cut-out made from cherry with stairs leading up to a cottage with a windmill on the top and a clock insert using the Windmill Scroll Saw Clock Plan.

    Windmill Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $10.95
    The Windmill Clock Scroll Saw Plan is a great way to make a unique piece of art for your home or office. Standing just 9" tall, this little slice of heaven is full of small details, like a flight of stairs leading up to the clock and the building...
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  • The complete Olson Scroll Saw Blade Conversion Kit. A diagram of the Olson Saw Scroll Saw Blade Conversion Kit.

    Scroll Saw Blade Conversion Kit

    Olson Saw

    $35.95
    Scroll saws are a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of different projects. One of the benefits of scroll saws is that there is a wide range of blades available, allowing you to choose the perfect blade for your project. However, scroll saws...
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  • This is how your finished toy will look when using our Wizard Intarsia Plan.

    Wizard Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $7.95
    Wizard Intarsia Plan Mythology buffs will love this great Wizard intarsia piece.  Magic and spells, myths and legends all come alive with this intarsia! A terrific project for the intermediate skill level woodworker. Wizard Intarsia...
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  • This is what the finished box looks like when using the2 Drawer Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan.

    2 Drawer Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $6.95
    2 Drawer Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan The 2 Drawer Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan will inspire you with the innovative design. Boxes are always a hit with woodworkers because they are quick to build, use a minimal amount of material, don’t...
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  • This is the built stand using our Chimes of Normandy Scroll Saw Base Plan.

    Chimes of Normandy Scroll Saw Base Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $9.95
    Chimes of Normandy Scroll Saw Base Plan  If you have accomplished making our magnificent Chimes of Normandy Clock or you are wanting to make it, you should also consider making this beautiful base for your clock to sit on. The Chimes of Normandy...
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  • This is a finished scroll saw clock using our Eiffel Tower Clock Scroll Saw Plan. An explanation is that the item is a woodworking plan and if you purchase you will receive a piece of paper, not the finished product.

    Eiffel Tower Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $21.95
    Eiffel Tower Clock Scroll Saw Plan  The Eiffel Tower Clock Plan is a one of a kind hand made piece of art that will hold a special place in your heart. Put your scroll saw woodworking skills to work while creating this stunning design...
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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.