Welcome to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board, an online scroll saw forum community where you can join thousands of scrollers from around the world discussing all things related to Scrolling. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

 * Browse over 200,000 posts.
 * Communicate privately with other scrollers from around the world.
 * Post your own photos or view from 7,000 user submitted images.
 * Gain access to exclusive scroll saw promotions offered by Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Fox Chapel Publishing.

All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.

Go Back   Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board > Wood > Beginners_W
Connect with Facebook

West Penn Hardwoods
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2003, 12:59 AM   #1
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default woodworker wanna be.

I have just started a painting class, and am interested in cutting out my own patterns of decorative items (just an outline) such as snowmen, witches, etc. very simple woodcutting. what kind of saw is used?(litterally, ha ha) My budget is 200.00 or less. is that possible? any suggestions for brand, etc. is appreciated. thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
Hi_Ho_Sliver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

what are you planning to cut them out of? Plywood? My first thought is a bandsaw...if you are talking very small items, you may want a scrollsaw. If I get the right picture of what you are going to do, I would suggest a bandsaw. You won't get anything worth taking home for 200.00 unless you can find a good one at a garage sale, the closest would be the grizzly Go55 bandsaw............all this is imho! (believe the grizzly is just under 400.00..385? but don't quote me!) :-/ :
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 11:03 AM   #3
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

thanks Hi-ho Silver. Sounds like I might have to wait and save up a while. I think that it would probably be a pine or other soft wood. I would want the edges smooth and about 1 to 11/2 ' thick. It is so costly to buy the items already cut and I want to be able to cut my own. It would give me more variety. I imagine it would pay for it self in time. appreciate your answer, Lonnie
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
Hi_Ho_Sliver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

My thinking was right then on what you were going to cut, I know that is more money than you wanted to spend, but if you spend say 200.00 for something that is junk, and it is no fun using, you have wasted 200.00 and no products and later still have to go spend more money for a GOOD saw! but if you get a good saw and enjoy what you are doing, and in addition the saw will last for years.....this is all from experience, have gone the cheap tool route....just doesn't work! best wishes in whatever you do!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 01:03 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location:
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to mdallensr
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

Lonnie, we've had some good discussions on these boards about scrolling and band saws. Hi-Ho's right about the band saw. You don't want to try scroll-sawing 1 1/2' thick stock to make those parts. A scroll saw that big would be a lot of $ and still not as useful as a good bandsaw.
mdallensr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 02:18 PM   #6
Hi_Ho_Sliver
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

I forgot to mention, you can get an 1/8 inch blade for a bandsaw, they don't cut as tight a radius as a scrollsaw, but pretty tight........now with that said, if you want to do that! Get a GOOD blade, like a wolf from suffolk machinery, I tried a 1/8 in cheaper blade and it lasted about 10 minutes!! ??? :
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 08:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Kenny_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: South East Kansas
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

I agree with Hi Ho and MD, A good Bandsaw will do the job. I have both a band saw and a RBI 220 commerical scrollsaw. Both are equally used, depending on the application, which saw I use.
However.I have seen some real nice yard peices done with a Roto Zip. Have one, but only with lard application that I can use the band or scrollsaw.. Chips fly everwhere with it.

A good saw backed up with a good blade is unbeatable.
__________________
Safety first, then enjoy carving! Ken Caney, Ks
Kenny_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 08:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Kenny_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: South East Kansas
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

That should have read,'Have one, but only with 'large' instead of 'lard' application that I can use the band or scrollsaw.
Fingers don't type what my mind tells them too. :
__________________
Safety first, then enjoy carving! Ken Caney, Ks
Kenny_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 05:16 AM   #9
plain_ol_ed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

If these items aren't overly large, you can cut them out with a coping saw until you save up enough for a good bandsaw. The coping saw will be a little slow, but will work surprisingly well, just take awhile. But, you'll be saving money for the bandsaw. One additional question; How much room do you have? Big equipment is not well suited to an appartment or bedroom. All that said, bigger is better - always. Life is full of trade offs, darn it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 11:29 PM   #10
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: woodworker wanna be.

Thanks for all the info! My dear husband surprised me with a Dewalt 788 for Christmas. Too cold outside now to use it, am anxious to get started!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

« - | scroll wood blanks »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanna be scroller wsmith0896 Welcome Members 6 04-03-2011 08:31 AM
Wanna split some wood? oily Jokes 2 03-06-2011 08:59 PM
Just wanna say darcy Welcome Members 2 08-27-2010 11:07 AM
wanna try intarsia Uncle Elmo Welcome Members 3 01-07-2010 03:24 PM
Hello from a wanna be in Maine Frodo Welcome Members 7 12-19-2008 06:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.