Trying to upgrade scroll saw skills
I want to make the bow box shown in American Woodworker Aug/Sept 2012 so I have been watching many tutorial videos on you tube. The teachers spin the wood easily to change directions and make little loops to do sharp corners but when I try the blade seems to turn, which it doesn't seem to do on the videos, and I end up well off the pattern. I have tried speeds of 600, 900, and 1200 with 15 and 18.5 tooth blades.
I'm practicing on 3/4" pine but the real job will be 1/4" red oak sandwiched between two pieces of 1/4" walnut. I'm using an entry level Ryobi scroll saw.
I'm thinking the problem is with my technique but don't know what to change. Am I too afraid of the blade turn maybe?