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What are some nice Native American scroll saw patterns?

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Attractive scroll saw patterns that feature Native American designs include Native American chief profiles on square and arrowhead backgrounds, and depictions of eagles, horses and birds. Other popular Native American themed scroll saw patterns include the humorous Kokopelli character and a sad tribal member sitting on his horse. Wood scroll patterns depicting animals in natural settings include a howling wolf, male deer and soaring eagle. Some patterns depict Native Americans with buffalo.

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After selecting a Native American wood scroll pattern design, the next step is transferring the design to a piece of wood. Resist the temptation to hand trace the pattern using either pencil or tracing paper, because making a mistake that damages the wood is easy when using these methods. Weakened wood is hard to cut, so opt for an alternative application method that involves photocopying and adhesives. Make a clear photocopy of the scroll saw pattern.

To use the spray adhesive method, place the pattern directly onto the wood piece to get an idea of its dimensions. Apply several pieces of blue painter's tape onto the entire wood surface, and spray the back of the pattern with the adhesive. Apply the pattern over the blue tape. This method avoids leaving messy residue on the wood, and the tape peels off easily.

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