There is nothing that beats a perfectly curved beautiful corbel anywhere in the house. Be it in the kitchen cabinet, the edges of a dining table, the corners of the pathways or anywhere in the bedroom. The beautiful corbels can be perfectly made using a scroll saw. The work may seem as hectic and a lot but with the proper guidance, working on a corbel can be easy like a walk in the park. Using a scroll saw can be a hobby or your employment source of art. The skills of using a scroll saw are acquired and with proper training, you can be a pro in no time. Below are some of the tips for creating beautiful corbels with a scroll saw:
Get an appropriate scroll saw.
To make a beautiful corbel, you should have the appropriate tools for the job. There are a lot of scroll saws each differing according to size and according to speed. The size is measured by the flat table surface where you place your wood. The size of your raw material will dictate the size of your scroll saw and the thickness and the hardness of the raw material will dictate the speed of the scroll saw. Hard material requires slow machines and for hard material, the recommended scroll saws should be fast.
Outline the drawings on the material.
- Before you start up the machine, you need to have a sketch or a drawing of what you intend to curve. The sketch should not be drawn to scale in order to directly trace out the drawing on the material. The material and the sketch should be at an intact position as you carefully and slowly outline the curves. The designs should be simple and all curves carefully outlined.
Start the scroll saw.
- Operating a scroll saw can be dangerous and therefore great caution should be taken as a safety measure. It operates on electricity and therefore keeps away from water and avoids naked wires. The machine has a guidance manual on operation and curving. The flat table service of your scroll saw can be adjusted to any of your desired angles when curving out the corbels hold down the material with both hands and make it steady as you curve out the corbels.
Smoothen out the curves.
- The corbels from the scroll saw should be perfectly smooth at the edges and the corners. Polish out the curves using fine sandpaper and be careful not to damage the outlines. The soft edges and the curve, in general, give it a fine ending and prepare it for the final procedure.
Paint the corbels.
- This is the final procedure to having a beautiful corbel. Painting not only makes the corbel beautiful, it also protects it from insect attack and rusting in case of use metal material. Painting should be done generously, don’t limit the amount of paint and wait for it to stick. You can also decorate the corbels more using some paint drawings.
Creating a beautiful corbel is a simple task. Don’t limit your imagination of creativity and always be careful when operating the scroll saw.