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    Ok, Here's A Dumb One. I Would Like To Know What Tool Is Used In Making The Big Clocks To Bevel The Larger Pieces Like The Walls. A Table Saw Might Take A Finger And I Cant See Something Like A Sphere Being Cut Precisely On A Scroll Saw Either. One More, Do Most Scrollers Really Use A Mask When Cutting , I Dont And I'm Beginning To Wonder If I Should. Tks, Rain Man

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    Rain if you can breath with a mask on by all means wear one. I don't all the time and I have to pay for it sometimes too- on somethings like my table saw I have to wear a mask or my table router-- but for your lungs sake --WEAR ONE.

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      By all means try to wear a dust mask. The scrollsaw produces fine dust not large particles like a tablesaw. Just look at the size of the blades used should tell you that. As far as makinging bevels or angles in pieces like walls of a large clock. Some people like to do this on a belt sander such as this Some use the popular 4" belt and 6" disc sander. Others like myself like to do them on my tablesaw with a sliding sled setup or I happen to own a dubby cutoff system. Doing it on a tablesaw for me is very accurate and the thing it does require is a holddown clamp so your hands do not get near the blade. With the sander I like to set the table to the degree I want and clamp a straight edge to the table 90 degress with the table so all you have to do is slide the piece next to the straight edge and sand away. Either method works well.

      Just to mention it again air quality in the shop. Wear a dust mask and enjoy your hobby safely.
      John T.

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      • #4
        I also use the tablesaw for the beveling, and for all sizing of parts. It makes for a nice fit.As forv the dust mask, I done wear one, but I know I probably should.
        Dale w/ yella saws

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          Rain Man, if you wear glasses while scrolling take them off and look at the lens after you have scrolled for a while. That is what you are breathing. I always wear safety glasses and dust mask. I purchased the mask from www.westernsafety.com, it will not fog your glasses. Mick
          Mick, - Delta P-20

          A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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          • #6
            Masks

            Best Example Yet Mick, Thanks Rain

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            • #7
              Why do you have sawdust sticking to your eye glasses? I use anti-static wipes bought at office supply stores on my magnifying glasses and specks and get no static cling. I agree with your example however. Small particles are not as obvious as the stuff that falls on the floor. The "tip" in the latest issue of "The Magazine" about using a filter on a fan is a good one and one i have used for years in my shop.
              Moon
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