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    A little something that sometimes helps when cutting curvy lines (straight ones also), don't look straight at the line and blade. Look at it from off to the side a wee bit. For some reason, it seems to help.

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    Re: Cuttin curvy lines

    I'll have to try that!!!
    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

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    • #3
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      I'll add look ahead of the blade, not at the point the balde enters the wood.

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      • #4
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        I am new at scroll sawing and came across this forum a short time ago, very helpful. I am still practicing and having a hard time staying in the lines when cutting a curved line. I read these replays and 'looking at it from off to the side a wee bit' has really helped. So, thanks for the tip.

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        • #5
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          I have a feeling that there is not one precise thing to do. What is good for one might not work for someone else. I look at the blade and make sure it stays on the line. After you have been sawing for awhile you get your own feel about it. However it is always good to try what other people do.
          Mike M
          SD Mike

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          • #6
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            I read somewhere and this helps me alot, to split the line in the middle when you cut. Sometimes hard to do but it does work. Start slow then increase your speed, if you have a variable speed saw, as you gain experience.
            Betty

            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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            • #7
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              One of the tough things to learn when scrolling curves is how to take in to account the grain of the wood. It can really grab the blade when you come from cross-grain to on-grain, and vice versa. You need to watch where you need to be and where the line is headed, otherwise you can be off the curve before you can correct.

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              • #8
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                I have been scrolling for about 15 yrs. and I don't have any idea what I look at but I don't have any trouble cutting straight or cuvy lines. I must have looked some place at one time.
                Bob ???
                Delta P-20 & Q-3

                I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                • #9
                  Re: Cuttin curvy lines

                  I agree on not looking at the bladestraight on. However, that goes against everything I was taught in shop. Well, at least with a hand saw. Don;'t remember any scroll saws in shop. We had to do it the old fashion way. :

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                  • #10
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                    I sometimes think the more you worry about it and the more you try to cut exactly, you make more mistakes. Just put the wood next to the blade, free your mind of everything except cutting, relax and CUT AWAY!!! Don't 'fret' about it just enjoy yourself! Sorry, couldn't resist! 8)
                    Betty

                    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cuttin curvy lines

                      It all comes down to practice, practice, practice. Take some scrap and free hand a bunch of lines across it and cut them out. After awhile you will develop your own technique as to what works for you and you will do it quickly and not even realize you are doing it. Have fun with it.
                      John T.

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