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Penguin puzzle

A penguin puzzle

This short post just to show my latest creation: A penguin puzzle made from pine. The design is from the book “Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw” by Judy and Dave Peterson. I can recommend that book for anyone who likes making puzzles for children on their scroll saw. 🙂

Penguin puzzle

Penguin puzzle

Home sweet home

This is my first attempt on making intarsia (made some time ago). The pattern is made by Judy Gale Roberts and Jerry Booher and was published in Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts, Issue 8. Most of the picture is made from pine (the eyes and nostrils are made from a piece of scrap hardwood I had in the shop – Itaube, I believe). I stained the pine in two different shades of cherry and finished with a clear lacquer on top. Even if everything is made from pine, I still made every piece separately to place the grain as suggested in the plans.

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

I discovered a nice thing about making intarsia: Even if you have a plan it is very much possible to personalize the picture as you may wish. 🙂 When it comes to the work itself I realized that there is a good reason why people, who often make intarsia, have invested in sanding equipment as Kirjes, which have inflatable sanding drums. In my case I used a rubber drum in the drill press, a belt sander, a disc sander, sanding paper and a lot of elbow grease. A big task but I’m quite pleased with the result.

Fretwork trivet

I’m a big fan of the magazine Scroll saw woodworking & crafts and I read it with interest every time. Especially the many patterns included in the magazine makes it a useful resource. Here I found a fretwork trivet pattern in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2013 (Issue 50) and made it on my scroll saw.

It’s made from plain pine wood – nothing exotic about it. Here are some photos:

Fretwork trivet

Fretwork trivet

Fretwork trivet 2

Fretwork trivet 2

Wooden clock – part 1

Why a wooden clock?

Well, that’s quite easy to answer: I was just curious to see if I was able to do it! At some point I stumbled across Brian Law’s homepage with drawings of wooden clocks and I couldn’t resist. So I decided to try to build clock number one from his homepage.

I was well aware that I might be forced to change the design as I went along but I was convinced that I would learn a lot in the process – and I did.

Gears

After having downloaded the drawings from Brian Laws homepage and printed them as A3, I decided to start by making some of the gears – as a proof of concept. After searching the Internet for ideas I decided to use my scroll saw to make the gears (I found a lot of other methods out there: band saw, table saw, router and even laser!). As seen in the photos I didn’t shape the tip of the teeth in the first place and concentrated on making the sides nice and even

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After some experiments I found an easy way to make sure that the gears were a nice circle: I drilled a 1.5 mm hole in the center of the gear and attached it to the scroll saw as shown in the photo. Then I turned the gear sawing off the tip of the teeth one at the time thereby making my hole the center of the gear. This method worked nicely.