Are you looking for free fretwork patterns? I can’t tell you how many times I have looked for something on the internet only to find out it was free. It’s very disappointing when you spend hours working on something only to find out it was available for free. Here are some tips to keep in mind when searching for free guitar scroll saw patterns and the like.
Free Fretwork Patterns – There are many sites that offer free patterns for just about every kind of woodworking project you can imagine. You’ll usually find video demos, text demonstrations, scroll saw cut diagrams, evaluations, and so much more. Thanks in advance and keep in mind to bookmark each one you find.
Free Drills and Instructions – If you’re not exactly sure about something there are still resources out there for free or at a minimal cost that will help you learn new techniques. There is nothing worse than spending hours drilling and cutting just to finally realize you don’t have the right tool for the job. I’ve learned my lesson by this and try to get all of my materials in one spot so I can easily access them. This saves a TON of time.
Free Videos – A lot of woodworking sites offers instructional videos for many different aspects of woodworking. Some scroll saw patterns are especially hard to understand. If you have a question, go ahead and ask someone who knows more than you do. They may be able to point you in the right direction. You’ll find many free videos online.
Free Puzzle Pieces – Another great way to save time with these is to get an easy to read puzzle piece that has instructions written on the back. These can be used as a guide when cutting. Also another good thing about these is you start cutting one side of the puzzle and once you finish the other piece comes right up for review. Easy right? With the right puzzle piece or set of puzzle pieces you’ll know exactly how long the wood has to be cut.
Free Fretwork Designs – One of the biggest questions new woodworkers have is whether or not they should use free designs or paid patterns. For a beginner there really isn’t much of a difference. Free designs are fine if you’re a beginner. If you are a woodworker experience then paying for a paid design is a must. Free patterns can get very detailed and intricate, especially for large and complicated designs. Plus free patterns are just a starting point and most woodworkers will want to move on to paid pieces.
Free Gauge Patterns – Many people wonder if they should pay to download their free patterns. The answer is it depends on what you want to do with them. If you are looking to make a really simple board or other simple piece then free designs can be great. On the other hand if you are a serious woodworking hobbyist you may want to spend the money to buy some more detailed designs. Free patterns are a great way to see how to complete basic or intricate pieces. But the decision ultimately comes down to what your budget and skill level are.
Free Fretwork Patterns With Resources – One thing I want to stress is that you should not be in a hurry to get all your projects completed from only free fretwork patterns. If you are just starting out a paid resource would be best, as it will help you master skills that are necessary to advance to more complex pieces. As with anything in woodworking, the more you practice means the better you get at it. The paid resources also usually include resources for beginners as well as experienced professional woodturners who can provide information for the more advanced turners.