Although intarsia—the assembly of various woods into a unified mosaic piece—is often perceived as a challenging, unapproachable woodcraft, this guidebook rejects that notion by describing the small, achievable steps, thereby offering crafters an easy entry-point into this rewarding art form. Following a progression, this resource starts simply, teaching how to cut basic shapes and introducing sanding concepts, and then leads to more advanced skills, such as stack cutting and finishing techniques that add shading and grain to the mosaic masterpiece. Each step is organized into 17 total mini-lessons, including practice exercises and a final step-by-step guided project. Five additional patterns for each skill level round out the chapters for a total of 20 patterns.
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What’s the difference between these 2 wood saws?
My father purchased this saw (http://ryobitools.com/catalog/power_tools/all_saws/JS550LK ) for me, which I am able to make a lot of cool stuff.
My friend in my Brazil have a very similar saw like this one: http://ryobitools.com/catalog/power_tools/all_saws/BS903
This girl can make very detailed cuts and she can even cut the inside of the wood. One example of her wood cut is like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/bylukinha/3883546851/in/photostream/ and this one two: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bylukinha/3920106668/in/photostream/
Can anyone tell me if the second machine is able to that, if not, what kind of machine does it.
Thank you all for your answers.
Suggestion by qaqcinspection
The jigsaw is great if you have a large item that you need to cut a shape out of but you need to support the work piece. The bandsaw is more suited to smaller pieces and you can do the job directly on the saw without having to use a bench or similar to support your work piece. The bandsaw is much better for percise work, whereas the jig saw is not the best for percise work. Every different job has a proper tool…and every man should have lots of tools…..so buy both.
Suggestion by chris
The jig saw and band saw in the first two pics are better for thicker wood or ruff cutting. The girl most likely used a scroll saw which is great for precise work. look up scroll saw work and you’ll see.
Suggestion by daffyduct2006
Chris is correct about the scroll saw being the best tool for the job. To get an inside hole pattern, you 1st drill a pilot hole slightly larger than the tools blade width. Then insert the blade into that hole and cut from there. Since a bandsaw’s blade (the 2nd picture) is a continuous loop, that’d be impossible to do. The jigsaw (the 1st picture) will do this, but no where near the Precision and control as a scroll saw. www.popularmechanics.com/home/reviews/power-tools/1274521 —-Sorry, I don’t know how to make a link with blue letters for you to click. But that’s a good overview of scroll saws.