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Wine, cheese and good friends. Scroll Saw Pattern.

This wine and cheese art work is 10 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

There have been a few requests for me to make a video showing the details on the personalized Christmas ornaments. Specifically the request is how the make the segmented Angel ornament. I will do my best to get the video done today. If I don't get if completed then it will have to wait until after the Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show. I will be traveling early for the show and won't have time to do the video. 

Not medical advice:

I had a question today about the Height of my scroll saw table. Because of how long we sit in front of a scroll saw it is important to be comfortable and safe. 

I am not qualified to give medical advice on the impact of long term poor posture on your health. I do have an opinion from many years of sitting in front of my scroll saws. Consult your doctor for specific advice for your situation. 

Every saw I have used for several years has a stand available. I always use those stands. I have found that they work very well in reducing vibration. One issue is that they vary in height. To compensate for this variation it's best to use a stool that can be adjusted up or down in height.

When setting up the stand I like to have the back elevated slightly. This gives me better visibility of the cut without having to bend over too far. 

When I sit down in front of the saw I want my arms at a 45 degree angle when I am holding the wood on the table of the saw. 

Ideally you want to have your feet flat on the floor for good posture. I find this to be nearly impossible when cutting on the scroll saw. I always use a Foot Switch. I build a stand to raise the foot switch to the height that is comfortable at the height of my stool. One foot stays on the foot switch and the other is on the lower stretcher.

I tend to slightly bend forward the longer I cut. I have to remind myself to sit up straight. The more upright you can stay the longer you can cut without fatigue. I never cut for longer than an hour without getting up and moving around. Sometimes I get up more often if I start to feel any pain or fatigue in my back or legs. 

Another often over looked issue when scrolling is tension in your hands and jaw. You only need a light touch to hold the piece of wood on the table. If you are hanging on so tight that your knuckles are turning white your body will transfer that stress to your whole body and you will get fatigued very quickly. The same holds true if you are gritting your teeth or not breathing while you make a tough cut. Pay attention to these things while you cut. Your body will thank you and you will be a more efficient scroll saw artist.

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I will be traveling Tuesday the 15th through Sunday the 20th. I will be much slower in getting the personalized ornament orders out during this time. If you get the orders in today, Sunday August 13 I will do my best to get them completed by Monday night. After that there will be a delay.

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