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Barry Bender

Scroll Saw Techniques
Date/Time: Sunday, October 17, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Cost: $10.00

I am a recently retired machinist and toolmaker. I had been in the machining trade for 43 years and have done woodworking for 48 plus years. I have done almost every type of woodworking extensively except carving. Around 1994 I started scroll sawing. I truly enjoy it and you will find it is much easier than you think. I found it to be relaxing and it satisfied my crave for creativity.

In this class I plan on teaching fundamentals and advanced methods. Also, I will show modifications and techniques that will make scroll sawing much simpler and more enjoyable. Scroll sawing covers many things but is popular with most people who try it because it is very safe and easy. I like it because it is quiet and relaxing. Scroll sawing is a very inexpensive woodworking hobby. For most scroll saw projects, all that is necessary is a small drill press, a palm sander and a scroll saw.

I will cover sawing with no inside cuts, fretwork, compound cutting, cutting corian, LP records, and non-ferrous metals. I will also cover which type of blades to use and explain how they function. This class is meant for any experience level. The class will have a power point presentation and demonstrations on a scroll saw. If there is time, I will have a scroll saw available for “hands on “ use for class attendees.