I found out the right scroll saw blade for 3/4" hardwood or multiplex is 10 TPI at ~1000 RPM. I have you now, scroll saw! Now that I'm not snapping blades every couple of minutes or having to feed so slow I may as well use a hand saw, my output should increase. My next several forks will be called the Raw & Ready series, since there's not much sense in giving them a nice finish when they're just to practice my scroll saw skills. Here is the raw cut of Raw & Ready No 001 fresh from the scroll saw: Basic shaping, sanding, and filing completed, lucky penny mounted: Bands attached and pull tested: Lanyard attached. I used stretchy cord I have laying around. It works perfectly so I don't have to grip the handle. We'll see if it helps my precision. More to come. I hope to have 4 more Raw & Ready done by this weekend as gifts for friends nearby. First time I'll have made it to Nerdly Doings since last winter.