ArtIngrained
Creations by artist:   Linda David
Where art is ingrained in wood.
Intarsia, Inlay, Fret, and Segmented
Scrollsaw Designs

Frequently Asked Questions by Scrollers

This page is geared more toward scroll saw enthusiasts and those interested in getting into a fantastic hobby and getting all dusty!  Featured are the questions most asked of me.

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  1. Where can patterns be purchased to use for the designs?

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    Email me your inquiries! If an existing design is my proprietary design or if you want a custom pattern made, I am your contact. Thousands of designs are also available from books, magazines, and online sources. I am happy to assist in furthering your explorations.
  2. What type of scrollsaw should a person buy, and what do I use?

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    Every saw has features that appeal to the user. What you will use it for and how much is key. Those in the mid point price range are probably the best choice (quality & warranty wise), for most weekend hobbiests. I personally have a Delta P-20, an Excalibur EX-30, and a Seyco ST-21.
  3. What brand of scrollsaw blades do I recommend, and where to I buy them?

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    Personal preference comes into play here. Try different brands for what you do. I am open to trying alternatives, but so far my favorite based on quality and price.....Flying Dutchman blades. They're available at www.MikesWorkshop.com, www.WoodenTeddyBear.com, and other sources.
  4. What other tools/items are needed?

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    At a minimum: dust mask, shop vac, a drill press, and sandpaper. Supplimental: Hand sanders, Dremel type tool, and sanding items. Going all the way: dust collector, thickness planer, large drum sander, finishing station, and any other "toys" you find apply to you. Give a mouse a cookie.
  5. Where do I get my wood?

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    You can get a lot of great common wood from Home Depot and Lowes type places. Better variety (domestic and exotic) as well as higher grade woods (like Baltic Birch plywood) would be purchased at hardwood stores (I love Woodworkers Source and Rockler), as well as online.
  6. What are the most often ignored items scrollers need to pay attention to?

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    Dust collection---take care of your lungs! Minimize vibration of the saw. Make sure your wood is flat on both sides. Go slow and be patient---let the blade cut the wood and don't force it. Cull blades make you work harder. Good lighting is a must. Scroller fatigue causes mistakes. Be careful!
  7. What are the best attributes of scrolling?

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    The ability to create beautiful and useful items from wood is rewarding on so many levels. Children through very old adults can do this, and only a few physical limitations apply. Scrolling doesn't require many tools or space. And with practice this addiction becomes a passion. :-)
  8. Recommended forums and info sources?

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    You are always welcome to contact me. Two great forums I enjoy are https://forum.scrollsawer.com and https://www.scrollsawvillage.com/forums/ Lots of info from scrollers, publication references, and even some free patterns.
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