No announcement yet.

Scrollsawing on Cherry

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Scrollsawing on Cherry

    I am scrollsawing on approx. 5/8' cherry and am having trouble with the edges burning. I am using #5 Olson reverse tooth blade. Would a faster, or slower speed help? Or a different size blade? Thanks for help.

  • #2
    Re: Scrollsawing on Cherry

    Hi.I use a #7 reverse tooth blade when I scroll cherry.I usually use a medium speed,but most scrollers have advised me to start high and slowlly decrease the speed until the wood stops smoking.{Try it on unpatterned section for best results}Hope I have been of some help.Good luck


    • #3
      Re: Scrollsawing on Cherry

      I use the precision ground blades and that seems to help. But, as previously stated the right speed is the critical part. One thing that might work is lubricating the blade with some of that blade lube. Haven't tried that yet. Butif you get the speed right with an agressive blade, you'll be o.k. anyway (probably).


      • #4
        Re: Scrollsawing on Cherry

        I just saw a tip on that somewhere, put clear tape over the cut lines, supposed to lube the blade or something, but they said it would stop the burning...simple enough solution to try...


        • #5
          Re: Scrollsawing on Cherry

          Use clear PACKAGING tape (like from 3M), along with adjusting your speed. Should work with any appropriately-sized blade.


          Unconfigured Ad Widget


          Latest Topics


          • B'ville Scroller
            Reply to Looking for Feedback ...
            by B'ville Scroller
            Well ... I am SO glad we tempered our enthusiasm. Show is cancelled. Apparently, things did not go as planned. Maybe next year.
            Today, 10:30 PM
          • RJweb
            Reply to Bruce doing great
            by RJweb
            Glad to hear that, now be a good nurse, lol, RJ
            Today, 07:49 PM
          • will8989
            Bruce doing great
            by will8989
            Got to hospital at 5 and office didn’t open until 5:30. Could have slept to 4 instead of 3. Right knee replacement. Surgery was at 7, he was awake and up by 10:30, pt and out the door by 12. Not much to do today except take meds, and walk 10 minutes an hour. His knee has to bend back to 120 deg. Due...
            Today, 04:31 PM
          • Sandy Oaks
            Teach - Learn
            by Sandy Oaks
            A modified Sue Mey pattern to fit 1" x 4" x 10" Hard Maple. Cut on the Pegas scroll saw using a Pegas #5 MGT blade. One side says "TEACH". Flip it over and the other side says "LEARN". After sanding, dipped in diluted Shellac, sanded again and another dipping. Comments...
            You do not have permission to view this gallery.
            This gallery has 2 photos.
            Today, 12:13 PM
          • Sandy Oaks
            Reply to First Project - Stretching Cat
            by Sandy Oaks
            Very well done, especially for your first. I too like the added detail.
            Today, 11:22 AM