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The holidays are busy for most everyone, but there’s always enough time to knock out a project like this on your scroll saw. I sped up the process even more by buying 1/8” veneer instead of cutting it myself. Once you’ve created your template and get into a rhythm, you can make an ornament for everyone on your list.

Stack It Up & Cut

The key is gang cutting all of the pieces at once. I used a low-tack, double-sided tape to hold the stack together, then transferred the template to the top of the stack. Use enough tape to hold the wood together securely, but not so much that you can’t pull it apart later.

I used a scroll saw for the entire ornament, which makes achieving straight cuts more difficult. To make it easier, I used a no. 5 blade that was 0.45″ wide for all my straight cuts. The blade thickness means it won’t break cutting through the hardwood, and the width helps keep the blade aligned.


 

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