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TomDullage

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Hi all, I've just finished a small batch of Playpals, for my daughter to give to her friends' children for Christmas. Just in time, as we are off to Devon tomorrow to see her (we are in Lancashire). Those are the painted ones.
I also made a few from some scrap oak worktop, which I may just keep myself!
I'm still very much a beginner with the scroll saw and still struggle with accuracy, as well as being unsure of the best blade choice for a given material and thickness, so the windows, in particular, have been a challenge!

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Great bunch of vehicles - should be much fun.  I really like these for just like you said, use them on all the scraps
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Some really nice Play Pals here. 
Nice work. 
They are good plans to test different blades and timbers etc. 
I used these plans when I bought my new scroll saw at xmas time. 
Had a few crook ones, but kept testing and trying different blades. 
 
If you don't do this already, cut the windows out first.
This gives you more to hang on to when cutting. 

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Great looking set of Playpals. I also made these but struggled with the windows so they are still in the cupboard lol
I'm going to try again now that I have a much better scrollsaw, it's got pinless blade option, so hopefully they will come out better.
Great job with the paint jobs, something I'm not trying yet.....
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Nice Christmas gifts, I bet the kids will have hours of fun playing with them
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really nice series of cars. these are such fun and fairly quick builds.

One thing you might consider is to use a small forstner bit to drill out the windows.
For instance you can use a 1/4" bit and staying inside your pattern line. drill most of the window out and then you just fine tune the window with the saw blade Like a #7 maybe.

Or if you have a small sanding drum that you can put in your drill/press you can just clean up the window quite nicely...

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Thanks for the tips, Rod T and Ed, and thanks for the nice comments.
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