Snow leopard

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Corey, your scrollwork is beautiful. Congrats on your show ribbon! I looked at all three projects you have posted and love them all. Lots of detail in each one. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Anna

Thanks. The way I see it, if there’s no detail then it’s no fun to do

-- Corey Peterson

Corey, You are very talented. Some incredible details in your work.

What thickness of plywood and what blade do you use?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’m using 1/4 in Baltic birch for this one and I generally use a no.2 or 2/0 olson blade. They’re tricky if your saw vibrates a lot. I’ve had a dewalt scroll saw for the last 6 or 7 years, logged tons of hours and it still doesn’t vibrate like my old ones did

-- Corey Peterson

I have the dewalt as well and no vibration. No mileage on it yet:)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Make sure your got enough tension on the blade. I usually run around 3 or 4. It just take time. You’ll get mad and frustrated, but it’s worth it. Start out with some simple Christmas ornaments, trace animals onto scrap boards, there’s tons of ways to practice. If you need to slow your saw down to gain some more control

-- Corey Peterson

Thanks for the tips.

I had downloaded several practice patterns I am learning on. on 1/2 pine using 2/0 seems ok but harder wood the blade wander. tension has that nice “ting” around 4

I will try with lower speed tomorrow.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

With the 2/0 you need to be around 1/4, 3/8 at the most. For half inch, especially hardwoods, I generally use a no. 5. 2/0 is for the delicate detail and fretwork, it’s not really a gp blade

-- Corey Peterson

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

It is easier to control by stacking 1/4 or 1/8 material plus it gives you an additional cutting.

This pattern was purchased and cut about 5 years ago at the Midwest scrollsaw trade show in Wisconsin.

-- Corey Peterson

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