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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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  • Finished Intarsia Eagle has his wings out , in a landing position grasping a ribbon using the  Cherry Tree Toys In God We Trust Intarsia Plan.

    In God We Trust Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $10.95
    In God We Trust Intarsia Plan Here's a wonderful way to not only show your christian beliefs but also your patriotism! This great symbol of our country with the In God We Trust banner clenched in it's claw will be a reminder of how great a country we...
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  • Wildwood Designs Reindeer Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Reindeer Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $6.95
    Reindeer Scroll Saw Box Plan  The Reindeer Box Plan delivers intricate leaf designs on the sides and draw attention to the deer centerpiece. You will be amazed at what you can create from a piece of wood, scroll saw tools, and a few...
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  • Wildwood Designs Grand Geneva Clock Plan

    Grand Geneva Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $21.95
    The name says it all!  This wall clock is "grand" in every way! This beautiful work of art is certain to become a family heirloom. A wonderful test of your skills and a wonderful project you'll be proud of! Grand Geneva Clock Scroll Saw...
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  • A finalized scroll saw clock using The York Minster Cathedral Scroll Saw Plan.

    The York Minster Cathedral Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $29.95
    York Minster Cathedral Scroll Saw Pattern The York Minster is considered the center of life.  This will truly be a centerpiece in your life after building and sharing this with your friends and family.  Like the York Cathedral, it is a...
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  • A finished scroll saw clock using our Florentine Clock Scroll Saw Plan.

    Florentine Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $9.95
    This gorgeous Florentine Clock Scroll Saw Plan will help you add a touch of sophistication to any room in your home. Measuring 9 1/2 inches wide by 18 1/2 inches high, this eye-catching clock is the perfect addition to any desk, dresser, or nightstand...
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  • Cherry Tree Toys Oval Pine Tree Intarsia Plan

    Oval Pine Tree Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $14.95
    Oval-Pine Tree Plan Here's another beautiful intarsia scene that will look great in your home, cabin or office! This pine tree and mountains scene is very relaxing and will add that feel throughout the room. This is a great project for any woodworker...
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  • This is a finished scroll saw clock using our Workshop Clock Scroll Saw Plan.

    Workshop Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $23.95
    Workshop Clock Scroll Saw Plan The Workshop Clock Plan is an exquisite Scroll Saw clock for the more advanced Sawers. This Scroll Saw plan has detailed drawings for a woodworking shop downstairs.  A 3-6 rpm motor actually makes the pulleys and...
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  • Cherry Tree Toys Oval Gods Country Intarsia Plan

    Oval God's Country Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $14.95
    Oval-God's Country Plan This terrific intarsia piece shows just how amazing God's country really is! With majestic pines in the foreground and the mountains in the back a peaceful feeling just comes over you when viewing this piece! Make this...
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  • A scroll saw clock is fully cut and put together using our Birds of Paradise Scroll Saw Plan

    Birds of Paradise Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $29.95
    Birds of Paradise Scroll Saw Plan Challenge yourself with this one of kind clock! The Birds of Paradise Scroll Saw Plan will definitely show off your scroll sawing skills.  Cindy has created an expertly crafted design that will challenge you with...
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  • A completely built clock using the Worthington Hall Clock Plan.

    The Worthington Hall Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $14.95
    The elegant and intricate styling of this scroll saw clock is sure to make a family heirloom! This wonderful clock can be made from two sheets of 16" x 24" x 1/4" plywood or hardwood of your choice. Using the hardwoods will allow all front grains to run...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders Plain End 1/4 Sampler Pack

    Scroll Sanders Plain End 1/4" Sampler Pack

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders Sampler Pack 1/4" Sampler Pack contains 180 grit; 220; grit and (2) 120 grit 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. ...
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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.