Many Thanks for the explanation Geoff much appreciated...If I may stretch the original question a bit further and ask what would constitute a good scroll saw and what price range would expect to pay for it and any other associated tools blades etc..Chippygeoff":1i3tj3tn said:Hi Dave.
I believe there are two kinds of scroll saw people, one is where people just do it for their own pleasure and can take several days and many hours to create an intricate work of art like a bridge, the Eiffel tower and other items with many different parts. I really do admire the skill involved in a lot of the things I have seen displayed on the site for it takes a long time to acquire the skill and no how, it can only be learnt with practice, there are no short cuts. Then you get people like me who make things on the scroll saw to sell to craft centres and to sell at craft fairs. Basically I make anything that sells and there are many people like me who make things to sell but sadly items made will never realise there true value because of the time it takes to make a single item. Scroll sawing will never make anyone rich, I do it mainly because I love scroll sawing, I find it addictive and the things I sell are a bonus, it helps pay for the materials I use.
As to what I make. I make children's name signs. I am just starting to make framed pictures. At the moment I am making a lot Christmas tree decorations and other items related to Christmas. I have several craft fairs coming up so I am spending 12-14 hours a day at the scroll saw and loving every moment. I also do well with house numbers and house names. Over the Christmas period I will be designing new things for the new years craft fairs. I hope this has answered your question.
In 1911 one was used for this:thecoder":ghcu8wkw said:
WOW ! :shock:bugbear":2gt0jskt said:In 1911 one was used for this:thecoder":2gt0jskt said:
Late to this thread, My late grandfather made a lords prayer plaque exactly as the one in the photo, it came from a design by the Handicrafts company and was still being advertised in their 1932 annual, the actual size is 32" x 23 1/2" the plan cost one shilling plus 1 penny postage.bugbear":1h9keavi said:In 1911 one was used for this:thecoder":1h9keavi said: