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Love Birds - Coin Cutting Tutorial

Oct 04, 2015 05:32 AM | hotshot in Tutorials & Resources

Note: As I continue down this coin cutting path, I have found a few better ways of doing things, and have greatly updated this tutorial to reflect some better methods. This tutorial ca be seen in a little cleaner format at: http://www.coincutti...ting/index.html


This tutorial initially began as a post of one of my projects but it got morphed into a pretty detailed and structured tutorial along with some video to make things clear. I have cut many many coins and over the course of the last few years, have worked out a method that has turned a painful process into a very manageable one. So this entry and the posts that follow it should help anyone that wants to give my method a try.

Happy Cutting

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Western Frames

Mar 21, 2015 11:53 PM | gator in Tutorials & Resources

a lot have seem to like my western frames so maybe i can give something to someone who haven't found out about this trick okay i bought 1x4 x8" western rough cedar $4.29 each spit a bunch in half. then set fence and ripped sides about 1.125 got 3 out o...

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Pattern Resources

Dec 10, 2014 08:03 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

There are many resources for patterns to cut on your scroll saw. You may choose to purchase patterns. These are high quality patterns that have been test-cut for accuracy. Most pattern vendors offer instant download PDF's that you can print in your own...

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Janka Hardness Scale

Mar 21, 2014 09:37 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

The Janka scale is used to determine the relative hardness of particular domestic or exotic wood species. The Janka test measures the amount of force required to embed a 0.444" steel ball into the wood to half of its diameter. Woods with a higher ratin...

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Clubs & Organizations

Jan 23, 2013 04:11 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

Clubs and organizations offer an opportunity to share ideas, techniques and patterns. Often, they'll have membership dues that are applied to cover operational expenses such as meeting places, newsletters, websites, or sponsored events. Many times, cl...

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Wood Toxicity Chart

Nov 09, 2012 05:24 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

Working with certain hardwoods, especially exotic tropical woods, can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Some reactions are minor like eye irritation. Other reactions could be potentially fatal. Here is a toxicity chart of woods and the...

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Outdoor Scrolling

Nov 04, 2012 07:20 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

Originally published in The Village Square - May 2010 Now that its May, dreams of playing outside and enjoying the warm weather is becoming a reality. Thoughts of BBQs, picnicks, camping are swimming in my head. But one other thing that I often think o...

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Handy Tips

Nov 04, 2012 06:39 PM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

The following tips were collected from The Village Square Newsletter (no longer being published). What's your favorite tip? Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite scroll saw tip. Seeing Better - Leaning over your scroll saw for an exten...

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Scroll Saw Manufacturers

Oct 29, 2012 03:06 AM | Travis in Tutorials & Resources

When searching for a scroll saw, there are a lot to choose from. Here is a great list of the different scroll saws available. Be sure to check the Details & User Reviews for extra details about the saw, including feedback from SSV members about how...

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Enhancing Projects with Painting

Jul 02, 2010 03:31 AM | scrollgirl in Tutorials & Resources

Originally published in The Village Square newsletter - July 2010 Introduction Wood is such an incredible media to create with! I know of few other materials that have such a wide array of variation. There are literally thousands of different speci...

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Making a “Zero Clearance” Plate For Your Scroll...

Jun 02, 2010 03:50 AM | scrollgirl in Tutorials & Resources

Originally published in The Village Square - June 2010 Introduction For those of you who like to scroll saw, you know how tedious it can be to cut around very small pieces. After years of wear (and sometimes even weeks) the hole in your scroll saw tabl...

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