The Scroll Saw Lady

Ladies (and gents) Come Learn a New Art Form Scroll Sawing

My Latest Scroll Saw Work

Posted by scrollsawlady on March 15th, 2013


Here is my latest work, which I did for my niece for this coming Christmas, so… be quiet and don’t tell her!

I know I definately am not a photographer but I think you can see some of the detail in this work, all done on a scroll saw.  Remember again, I taught myself how to do this.  It is not that hard to do, very safe to work with a scroll saw. (the most I have ever done is cut a finger nail and I have cut off more finger nails while chopping food for dinner).

My niece Breann just loves horses, and takes riding lessons so I know she will just love this picture.  She got her love of horses from my brother (her father) so, I am going to work on the little boy and his horse next for him.  Wonder if I can get it done in time for Christmas too?

I don’t come up with the idea’s for these pictures, I get them from “Scrollsaw” magazine, or buy them from one of many woodworking outlets that sell scrollsaw designs.  So, you don’t have to be some artsy fartsy to come up with this stuff yourself, I wish I could come up with this stuff myself, I would be making some money selling my designs.  But, no luck, no drawing skills what so ever in my future!

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A Word on Reclaimed Wood

Posted by scrollsawlady on March 7th, 2013

Want to get into woodworking?  Well, you think you would like to get into woodworking.  Here is really inexpensive way to do it and get a real work out while you are at it.  Reclaimed wood.

Know someone tearing down a house?  A Demolition in the neighborhood?  Ever see wood pallets on the side of the road?  All are great opportunities to grab up some reclaimed wood for zero cost!  We like free wood in my house!

Look at a little of what I am talking about here, just several of the pallets that I have waiting in my garage for me to take apart.

Too much work you say?  You are right, it is a lot of work, but boy when you are done destroying these pallets and making new wood out of them that you can use to make something you want for your yard or house…. boy does it feel good!!!  Here is just a little sampling of the reclaimed wood I have stored in my garage right now, tons more has been used and tons more is waiting to be reclaimed.  You tell me, is it worth it?  I think it is, I haven’t bought more then $10 in wood in the last two years probably!

That is just what I could get into that one picture.  Now you think about, would you like free wood for the rest of your life?  Hmm… nothing left for me to think about here, how about you?

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Scroll Saws

Posted by scrollsawlady on February 28th, 2013

I love my DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw, it is amazing. I used to use a very old Dremel scroll saw and you know what, didn’t know I wasn’t getting the best cut around until after I tried the DeWalt. Hey, being in the dark is not always a bad place to be. I scrolled for a long time using that Dremel and did a pretty good job too.

But once I sawed on a DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw, boy was I amazed at how little I really knew about scroll sawing and scroll saws themselves. It was like night and day. I tell you now, if you have the money and can afford a little nicer saw than the Dewalt is the one you want. If you don’t have the money, than I wouldn’t worry about it because you won’t know the difference until one day you try a better a saw. For now…. a Dremel or Craftsman should do you just fine!

You can see one of these beauties at Amazon, where they have a great price on this saw.

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Best Scroll Saw Book

Posted by scrollsawlady on January 24th, 2012

The best Scroll Saw book hands down is by Patrick Spielman, if you would like to start in Scroll Sawing and would like a good book that you can go through and really learn some great things from this is a must have book.

I would highly recommend this book. I used it when I first got started.


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Your Bragging Page

Posted by scrollsawlady on January 24th, 2009

I would love for anyone who decides they want to try scroll sawing, or any woodworking project, to send me a picture of your project and I will post it under Your Bragging Page. I want your beginning pictures and then we can all watch as you grow in your skills. I would like everyone to get as excited as I am about scroll sawing and wood working.

Send those pictures in, and if you would like a name and where you are from posted I will do that too. Send your pictures to;

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