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Scroll Sawn Metal Art
scrollerbear - Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 10:43amaluminum | copper | cut outs | metal | scrollsaw | steel
I cut sheet metal with a scroll saw. I use mainly copper, cold rolled steel and aluminum. I have written a book on the subject with Frank Pozsgai as the lead author.
Although I do a lot of just cut outs, I enjoy making anything and everything from them, i.e., ear rings, lamp shades, electrical outlet and switch covers, sculptures, wall art, wine bottle racks, etc. I do mostly heat patina on the copper and steel. I powder coat most of the aluminum work. I also do various chemical patina on the copper and steel work.
I stack the sheets of metal between two 1/4" sheets of plywood and use plain end skip tooth scroll saw blades to cut with. (Metal cutting blades are to brittle for me to use) This does entail using a lot of blades but they are very inexpensive if ordered in packs of 144 from the right supplier.