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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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  • Wildwood Designs Tiffany Occasional Table Scroll Saw Plan

    Tiffany Occasional Table Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $14.95
    Tiffany Occasional Table Plan  The Tiffany Occasional Table Plan is an elegant table that measures perfect to accent a foyer/hallway or for displaying valuable works of art (see our Shopiere clock number 62052). Scroll Saw designs cut from...
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  • Wildwood Designs German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $19.95
    German Chalet Scroll Saw Clock Plan The German Chalet Clock Plan is an amazing intricate design. You can create an heirloom with this beautiful Scroll Saw pattern. There are so many interesting details from the stairs leading to the tower and the...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders Plain End 220 grit x 1/4

    Scroll Sanders Plain End 220 grit x 1/4"

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders 220 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 lasts many hours...
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  • Timberlace August Cross Silhouette Scroll Saw Plan

    August Cross Silhouette Scroll Saw Plan

    Timberlace

    $5.95
    August Cross Silhouette Scroll Saw Plan 6 5/8 inches x 10 3/4 inches  Wood Requirement:  wood of your choice This is a Full size Scroll Saw plan that comes on paper.  All plans are non refundable    
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  • Wildwood Designs Queens Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Queens Clock Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $15.95
    Queens Clock Scroll Saw Plan  The Queens Clock Scroll Saw Plan provides intricate Ivy Fretwork designs from top to bottom on this elegant mantel clock. The Queens Clock Plan is designed for 1/4" material with the exception of 3/8" support...
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  • Wildwood Designs 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 Apostle Scroll Saw Clock  with four floors and a clock.

    Apostle Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $27.95
    Apostle Scroll Saw Clock Plan 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...
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  • Wildwood Designs Champion Valley Sleigh Scroll Saw Plan

    Champion Valley Sleigh Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $7.95
    Champion Valley Sleigh Plan The Champion Valley Sleigh Plan is a scroll saw plan that has two different full size scroll saw plans for the sleigh.  One pattern is for a sleigh 7" long and the other is for a sleigh 11" long. Build your Champion...
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  • Wildwood Designs Fire Engine Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Fire Engine Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $14.95
    Fire Engine Scroll Saw Clock Plan The Fire Engine Clock plan is a replica of an old steam pumper fire engine with a clock insert and intricate fretwork throughout.  The pattern has scroll sawn details in the wheels, seat with a foot rest, and bell...
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  • Wildwood Designs Little Princess Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Little Princess Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $9.95
    Little Princess Scroll Saw Clock Plan The Little Princess Clock Plan is a scroll saw plan that will add style to any room. The Little Princess clock plan is a little gem of a timepiece, virtually a masterpiece in miniature. Little Princess Scroll Saw...
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  • Wildwood Designs Queen Ann Scroll Saw Clock Pattern

    Queen Ann Scroll Saw Clock Pattern

    Wildwood Designs

    $13.95
    Queen Ann Scroll Saw Clock Pattern Build the beautiful Queen Ann Scroll Saw Clock Plan from 1/4 wood.  This scroll saw pattern uses a 3 1/4" Oval insert and a rotary anniversary movement.  Our new celebration movements will also look really...
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  • Cherry Tree Toys Tiger Head Intarsia Plan

    Tiger Head Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

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    Tiger Head Intarsia Plan This mighty Tiger is saying you're entering his domain so tread lightly! A great piece for the wildlife enthusiast. Perfect for your trophy room or den! Tiger Intarsia Specifications Measures 12" tall x 11" wide. 113...
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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.