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How I Make Scroll Saw Name Puzzle Patterns

January 20, 2016 by  
Filed under build, Crafts, Scroll-saw, Toys, Woodworking

I made a few scroll saw name puzzles recently and I thought I would show you how I make them.

(link to video on youtube https://youtu.be/s8K6HgG7Iv4)

 

First I create a new word document.  I then type in the name I want to cut and change the page orientation to landscape.  I then highlight the text set it to 250 pt, right click on it and select font.  Under the advanced menu I select condensed, and 30 pt.  You will have to adjust the amount you condense the font based upon the size and type of font used.

word_condensed

I right click on the word again and select font.  This time I click “Text Effects” and choose no fill.

word_nofill

I thin chose a solid black outline.

word_outline

I print the name out and draw in the puzzle bubbles by hand.

draw_puzzle

I spray adhesive on the back of the pattern and let it dry about 5 minutes till it’s tacky.

spray

I then press the pattern on a scrap of wood.

pattern

I use my scroll saw to cut out the letters.

cut

I sand the letters by hand till I am happy with the finish.

sand

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