This is a failed experiment using a tool I rarely use, the scroll saw. I tried to inlay my initials (ASG) using the double bevel method, which I had read about, but something(s) went wrong.
1. After putting the pattern on a piece of walnut roughly 1/8 thick, I taped it on top of a piece of roughly 1/8 maple.
2. I tilted the table 5 degrees (left edge of the table higher) and rotated the work clockwise. I expected this would result in the walnut being the background with the initials in maple. But the reverse happened. The maple letters were far too narrow to stay in place in the walnut background.
3. Trying to salvage the experiment, I tried putting the walnut letters into the maple background. They were very tight and stood proud, but at least could be sanded flush.
4. But the interior of the "A" was far too small. In retrospect, I think I should have reversed the table angle when cutting out the interior of the "A". Is that right?
5. Obviously I need to use a smaller drill to make starter holes and to put them in a less conspicuous place.
6. Boy, I have a hard time follow lines on a scroll saw. The blade seems to wander even though I tensioned it up as much as I could (was using a no. 5 ultra reverse flying dutchman blade). This was on a Mark 5 mounted scoll saw (teal) with the speed set to F.
Feel free to tell me everything I've done wrong here!