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    Hello everyone! I bought my husband a scroll saw two years ago for xmas because he said he absolutely had to have one. I got him a craftsman 16" variable saw. Well, it ended up just sitting in the shop waiting to be used. One day I went into the shop and heard the voice telling me to just try it out. So I did, and have been addicted ever since. That was about 6 months ago. I am learning on my own, have not really read up on how it should be done, but have produced some not bad work, if I do say so myself. I have subscribed to SSW&C and am often looking for new patterns to challenge myself. I showed one of my pieces to a neighbor who has been scrolling for a few years and asked him what he thought. He said that he needed to go dust his off and brush up because the piece I did turned out much better than his did and was all in one piece. Makes me feel good to hear that from a seasoned scroller. If anyone has any good tips for me, I am open to hearing and learning from fellow scrollers. I have not tried any intarsia as it intimidates me. I am hooked on the fret work. Hope to learn lots and make more dust!
    Sherri

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    Hi Doodle1. Welcome to the best place around. If you've come looking for advice and hints this is it. The talent is all around us. You learn a lot just reading the posts that are up. Don't be shy, ask and ask some more.
    Diane
    Dragon
    Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
    Owner of a Dewalt 788
    PuffityDragon on AFSP

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    • #3
      Hi Doodle1, there's a lot on here who are just learning myself included and you've made the right start by joining and making your first posts, as Diane say's don't be shy and ask away. By the way can you tell us your first name cos' some of us are nosy lol
      kevin/pitbull.

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard Doodle1. Great group you have joined.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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        • #5
          Hi Doodle1, welcome to the family. Steve
          If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
          My Gallery
          [email protected]

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          • #6
            Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! My name is Sherri and I am out in the Williams Lake area of BC.
            Sherri

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            • #7
              Hi Sherri, you mentioned patterns to challenge yourself. What types of patterns are of interest to you. Have you had a chance to look through the galleries? There are some very talented folks here all willing to help when we need it. Again welcome to the family. Steve
              If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
              My Gallery
              [email protected]

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              • #8
                welcome Sherri!!! need anything, just ask. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Hi Steve, thanks for the welcome. I have been doing mostly animal fret work and find nature pieces very challenging. I just started looking through the galleries and have been amazed at the pieces I have seen so far. I think I have come to the right place to learn. Only thing I have to work on now is how to poste pictures of my work.
                  Sherri

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                  • #10
                    doodle1, check your private messages.
                    Mick, - Delta P-20

                    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                    • #11
                      Hi sherrie. I love fret work too. there is lots of free catalogs out there. would you like to get them . if so. here are a few. now your in for a treat. for they will just amaize you, I think fretwork and all woodworking is fun. and can be easy. if you wont it to be. here is some cataloge sorces. my most favorite first: www.WildwoodDesigns.com and www.woodenteddybearonline.com and www.winfildcollection.com and www.cherrytreetoys.com and one of my other favorites. www.scrolleronline.com and so cute. www.meiselwoodhobbby.com hope this helps. Of course your scrollsawwoodworks&craft is a great place to get the greatiest impho. and patterns. wellcome . Evie

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Sherri best site on the net These folks are very nice, helpful,and polite so we all learn and the only dumb question is the ones that no one ask
                        [email protected] Jerry

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                        • #13
                          Hi Doodle my 2cents if you want to get some good infoon scrolling I suggest ordering Fejj Zaffino's dvd you will get two free patterns of the Cheetahs I have in my photosand a couple peices of wood along with some spiral blades His web site is http://www.cart.advancedscrollsawpatterns.com
                          welcome to the club
                          Don't worry be scrolling

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                          • #14
                            Most of Jeff Z's patterns are very intricate but the DVD may contain some very sage advice. Personally, I'd stick with some simpler patterns for awhile. WoodenTeddybear.com has some nice patterns as do several other on-line catalogs. Welcome and glad that Scrollsaw is finally seeing some use!
                            Mike

                            Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                            Scrollin' since Jun/2006

                            My Gallery

                            http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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                            • #15
                              Wow, the support from people on this site is amazing! I am so glad to have joined this forum just for the priceless information and to be able to ask some dumb questions and learn new tricks. I have only done a couple of pieces so far that are worthy of not being firewood and am looking forward to more challenging pieces, not quite Jeff Zaffino ready though. I didn't realize there were that many places to get patterns from. I live in a town where there are not alot of places to get patterns from so the internet is opening up a whole new world for me from places I have never heard of.
                              Thanks for everyone's input and info and I'm sure that you'll see me around the forum when I'm not making dust!
                              Sherri

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