For a durable, reusable pattern for scrollsawing letters, look no further than the local sewing supply store.

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The next time you need a reusable pattern for scrollsawing letters, head for the sewing supplies store and pick up a few sheets of plastic stencil material. Cut a piece of this material with scissors to the same size as your workpiece, and glue it to your workpiece using a spray adhesive. Then, secure the paper pattern to the top of the stencil material, also with spray adhesive.

Now, cut out the pattern with your scrollsaw. Peel off the paper pattern and stencil material, and save the stencil material. The next time you need to reuse the pattern, simply place the stencil letter on your wood and trace around it. You can use the stencil pattern for years without it losing its shape.
— Kathy Fowler, Stockton, N.Y.