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.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|11-25-2013, 04:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2013
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Poppop here saying howdy. I'm a newbie to the skill and hope to learn a few things. Using a cheapie Ryobi 16 in to start with. Its hell installing spiral blades.
|11-25-2013, 05:42 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Aumsville, Oregon
Thanked 995 Times in 686 Posts
Welcome A Board!! Whatever reason brought you to our forum we are pleased you found us.
It would be difficult to find a friendlier or more knowledgeable group on the net re: woodworking.
Share your knowledge and do not hesitate to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.
You may find the stickies at the top of this forum to be very helpful.
Take a few minutes to read through them. They are chock full of great information.
Use the Link below.
Message Board FAQ, Suggestions and Feedback - Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board.
Be sure and share pics of your projects. We thrive on pictures. You will find we are not a judgmental group.
Take some time to read the bylaws of the forum. We do not allow open/direct selling on the forum.
"Still Montana Mike"
There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”
As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Pray That All The Splinters Are Pointed The Other Way...
"Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC
|11-25-2013, 07:21 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Thanked 124 Times in 120 Posts
If starting new, you might want to try another blade, not spiral. They require different skills.
Welcome, many here to share. Where are you?
It's curved when I want straight, and straight when I want curved.
DW-788, Delta Midi Lathe
|11-25-2013, 08:25 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SW MN
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
|11-25-2013, 11:02 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Thanked 68 Times in 68 Posts
Welcome to the forum. You'll find a lot of great people here willing to answer any questions you may have.
|11-26-2013, 12:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Butler, PA
Thanked 174 Times in 150 Posts
As others have noted, spiral blades aren't necessarily for the faint of heart. However, spirals with flat ends will be much more user friendly than ones with twisted ends. I think Flying Dutchman and Olson both offer flat end spirals. You can also untwist or flatten the ends of the spirals you have, but I've had mixed results (most of them poor) when I've tried it. Most of the time flattening them with a hammer seems to weaken the end, making them more prone to breaking at the clamp. Untwisting them is tedious and unless you get them relatively flat & straight, they still may not seat properly in the clamp. I know others do this all the time with success, but for me, I'm not interested in using any spirals that don't start out with flat ends. The learning curve for cutting with spirals can be steep enough, without the added headache of not being able to get them to stay in the clamps.
Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."