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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 Cinderellas Carriage Scroll Saw Plan

    Cinderella's Carriage Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $19.95
    Cinderella's Carriage Plan The Cinderella's Carriage Plan is an amazing scroll saw project for the intermediate woodworker. The details on this design are just so beautiful from the light colored overlay to the embellishments on every piece of this...
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  • Wildwood Designs Daniel Wall Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Daniel Wall Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $17.95
    Daniel Wall Scroll Saw Clock Plan The Daniel Wall Clock Plan is a great size wall clock, it measures 11 inches wide by 30 inches long.  The pattern consist of 6 detailed pages to make cutting and putting together easier.  Daniel Wall...
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  • Fox Chapel Publishing Big Book of Gizmos and Gadgets

    Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets

    Fox Chapel Publishing

    $16.99
    Inside the Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets you'll find marvelous plans for making 15 wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood. These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop! Each pattern has...
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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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  • Wildwood Designs The Heidelberg Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    The Heidelberg Scroll Saw Clock Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $20.95
    The Heidelberg Scroll Saw Clock Plan  The The Heidelberg Clock Plan is a detailed Scroll Saw Plan with drawings of Spiring towers on each corner of this elegant mantel clock.  The Heidelberg Scroll Saw Clock Plan Suggested Components: 4...
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  • Wildwood Designs Art Noveau Tea Table Scroll Saw Plan

    Art Noveau Tea Table Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $15.95
    Art Noveau Tea Table Plan The Art Noveau tea table plan will show off your woodworking skills! You can build this stunning tea table using 3/8" material and 1/2" for the top. Scroll saw the beautiful intricate details with scroll sawn mortise...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders Plain End 120 grit x 1/2

    Scroll Sanders Plain End 120 grit x 1/2"

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders 120 grit x 1/2" 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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  • Cherry Tree Toys Mom and Baby Raccoon Intarsia Plan

    Mom and Baby Raccoon Intarsia Plan

    Cherry Tree Toys

    $7.95
    Mom And Baby Raccoon Plan This adorable intarsia is sure to draw smiles from all who see it. Mom and baby raccoon will be a fun project that will look great in any home! This is an intermediate skill level intarsia project but why not challenge...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders PinEnd 1/2 Sampler Pack

    Scroll Sanders PinEnd 1/2" Sampler Pack

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders 1/2" Sampler Pack Sampler Pack contains 80 grit; 120 grit; 180 grit and 220 grit Pin 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...
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  • Olson Saw Scroll Sanders PinEnd 1/4 Sampler Pack

    Scroll Sanders PinEnd 1/4" Sampler Pack

    Olson Saw

    $8.10
    Scroll Sanders 1/4" Sampler Pack Sampler Pack contains 180 grit; 220 grit and (2) 120 grit Pin 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...
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  • Wildwood Designs Treasure Chest Scroll Saw Plan

    Treasure Chest Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $12.95
    The Treasure Chest Plan features a curved roof and intricate details that is easy to build and will be a great conversation piece! Scroll saw enthusists never tire of creating works of art as well as practical keepsakes for family and friends. Once...
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  • Wildwood Designs Wildflower Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildflower Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan

    Wildwood Designs

    $6.95
    One of our most intricate and beautiful jewelry box designs.  Front panel holds a one-piece for the 1 7/16 inch mini clock insert.  Wildflower Jewelry Box Scroll Saw Plan Specifications: Measures 5 - 3/4 inches wide x 13 - 3/4 inches long...
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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.