If rough edges or burn marks mar your scrollsaw work, particularly thick stock, here's a possible solution.

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If rough edges or burn marks mar your scrollsaw work, particularly thick stock, here's a possible solution. With a blade in place and your scrollsaw running, gently touch a metal file to both back corners of the blade. The rounded back corners enable your blade to cut tighter curves without the corners digging into the wood.
—Rocky Williams, Macomb, Ill.