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  • just figured out why things didnt feel right

    oh well........

    Things just didnt feel right finishing up my bird tile the other night.
    Slowed down, took my time, changed blades a gazillion times but it just didnt feel right.

    just looked at my blade, teeth pointing up to the sky.....

    sigh....pete
    Pete Ripaldi

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  • #2
    You aren't the first or last to do that!

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    • #3
      There are times when I still do that, sometimes intentionally sometimes not.
      One pain when the teeth face up, they usually lift the pattern off the wood.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CanadianScroller
        There are times when I still do that, sometimes intentionally sometimes not.
        One pain when the teeth face up, they usually lift the pattern off the wood.

        why intentionally ??
        Pete Ripaldi

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        • #5
          HA HA HA your so funny, I had to lauph. becouse getting in a hurry yesterday , i did the same old thing. but for me, i got it right away when i seen all the sawdust come up to the top.also the nobbys was at the top. at first i thought , this sure is a crappie blade. LOL and my wood bounsed more.
          just goes to show you. we all still do that. I even try to save a blades sometimes. thinking it would still cut from the bottom. but I guess i have to learn the leson, and get a new blade out. there is just nothing on top of the wood to hold it down. and you just can't see where the heck your going..so funny. your doing all your mistakes, just right.
          Evie

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          • #6
            Originally posted by minowevie
            your doing all your mistakes, just right.
            Evie
            LOL.....Glad to see im getting to be an expert ....
            Pete Ripaldi

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            • #7
              I tried cutting with the blade in backwards the other day...didn't get very far! LOL Live and learn and don't scroll when too tired to see the teeth!

              BJ Holm

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pete00
                why intentionally ??
                I was cheap, didn't have enough blades and used the top end of the dull ones.

                I don't recommend it but it did work.

                One thing you can do to help next time, put a dab of red nail polish on the top of the blades when you first get them. That way you dont have to squint to find the right end.


                Why red nail polish? because it was a color my wife wasn't using.
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Carl, thats some good advice. i never thought of that. really. good advice. thanks. Evie

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                  • #10
                    You think putting a scroll saw blade in bakwards is bad?

                    I put in my radial saw blade backwards once (in the beginning), and couldn't figure out why that darn piece of wood was smoking so much as I cut it.

                    Managed to get the smoke detector going and the dogs freaking out on the alarm sound, then the alarm central calling in to see if we had a fire and required the fire department.

                    So a little itty-bitty scroll saw blade isn't too dramatic.

                    And that is why I run my fingers on the front of the scroll saw blade every time I change blade It is easier for me to "feel" the teeth than to see them.

                    Regards,
                    Marcel
                    http://marleb.com
                    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                    • #11
                      I wonder if anyone else ever puts the teeth facing the throat of the saw.

                      Sometimes I do that so I can see where the blade is contacting the wood.
                      You just pull the wood towards you and you cut like before.
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CanadianScroller
                        I wonder if anyone else ever puts the teeth facing the throat of the saw.

                        Sometimes I do that so I can see where the blade is contacting the wood.
                        You just pull the wood towards you and you cut like before.

                        Carl, believe it or not, i do turn my blade around sometimes faceing the troat. that way i can cut bacwards. not so easy. but some times thats what i have to do to get where i wont to go, when the project is to long for the troat.It works. glad to see someone else does that. I will even bend the top and bottom of the blades so I can cut sideways. I will have to do this on my next project. so i can cut the big piece, in 3 pieces. with a couple of dovetails. not the easyest thing to do, but alot better than trying to fit the pieces back together, after cutting the pattern first. I wont that babby to go back together, and fit just right. and hard to do if you cut the pattern first then glue it to wood. then try to fit the dovetail back together, nice and tight with out a bevale or swearved cut. now what i mean.
                        Evie

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                        • #13
                          Haven't done that one yet, but I came close to putting the blade in upside down while working my first three projects. There's hope for me yet, I'm sure I'll do this sooner than later.

                          Cheers,
                          Draken

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                          • #14
                            somewhere i just read a tip, if you have a long board that wont fit under, turn the blade backwards and cut. senior moment cant remember where i read it..........
                            Pete Ripaldi

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