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  • #16
    Great Question.. I have all the past issues.. I doubt that I find one pattern a year that is worth the subscription cost. I have cut for the magazine and made a few buck that covers my costs,, But I owe that to Bob Duncan.. I think the new admins try but are not involved in this group like bob was.. They seem to care and I hope the enter the digital age.. I hate scanning..........
    The other John A. Nelson
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    • #17
      I always tell my wife that when I see my ornaments at a Yard sale it will be time for me to stop making them.

      I have always cut things that appeal to my and my wife's taste. What is the point of cutting something that doesn't bring you joy. Years ago I test cut some asymmetric ornaments, they just rubbed my compulsive German side wrong. Much to my surprise they all sold at my Christmas fair, people loved them.

      I have been test cutting for 11 years and cut a lot of things that initially did not appeal to my taste. I now keep an open mind and greatly appreciate that FC is trying to keep the hobby fresh, If they only catered to us geriatrics they would have been gone years ago.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #18
        Agree with that Rolf. Newbies need stuff too. I prefer intarsia, 2nd up with fret. A scroller friend of mine locally prefers the toys. Another dude I get together with loves household items. And then there's Gene who wants to dabble in everything because he's new and doesn't yet know which direction he likes best---just knows he wants easy for learning. Lots of areas to cover.
        Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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        • #19
          About 10 years ago one of my basket collector customers at another farmers market I did went to a yard sale and saw the type of basket she bought from me. She said the price was rather expensive for a yard sale so she started questioning how it was done, not sure the answer she would be getting. The person said he had cut it but couldn't answer the machine he used. Upon further inspection she found my signature. She pointed it out to him and said she was a collector of my baskets and he did not make it. Needless to say, he was quite embarrassed. When I first started signing baskets I did not sign on the bottom. I would sign on the 3 rung up on the bottom. Guess he overlooked it when trying to pass it off as his.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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          • #20
            Betty you will love this then----in 2018 I had a lady who custom ordered a giraffe family puzzle from me from maple, of a very specific size and arrangement. Her payment bounced back a few days after delivery. She refused to take my calls and ignored my texts. She had found me on Facebook initially, so I thought to look there. Bingo. Same lady. And that Facebook page linked me to her website. Her website where she had that very item up for sale....as her own creation. Guess who got a post on their business linked Facebook page about their "past due" funds for the item I'd made at her request? Yup. And she got an earful of complaints from people.
            Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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            • #21
              WOW Linda, that is slimy to say the least. I sign everything I make can't imagine taking credit for someone else's work. Betty in sad way that is funny that they were snagged by a savvy and loyal customer.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #22
                Lots of good points being made. This discussion and ones like it are big reasons why I'll stick around this forum, regardless of whether or not I subscribe to the magazine.

                Regarding Rolf's point about tiring of certain styles, your point is well taken. It's been my dream, ever since I joined a scroll saw club almost 16 years ago now, to eventually build at least one of the great, classic fretwork clocks. There are multiple reasons why I may never end up doing one. One of them is that I have no idea what I would do with it. A few of our club members have passed on and their families struggled mightily with what to do with their massive collections. I tend to cut things that appeal to me, even if it is intended for someone else. I don't make stuff to sell and don't ever intend to. I am not nearly as prolific as those departed club members were, so unless I kick it into high gear, after I retire someday, I won't have to worry too much about stuff I make becoming yard sale or flea market fodder. Now my tools, that's another story. 😁
                Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                • #23
                  I have less than 10 items, other than ornaments and Christmas, of what I made. My family has received baskets, cutting boards, pepper grinders, etc. for 19 years. I made items for the grandkids, nieces, nephews, boy/girlfriends also get the special Christmas ornament. You get the idea. Bruce was cleaning up a piece of beautiful cherry today from the tree we cut down. I will make something from that for us. All Bruce would have to worry about is my books, magazines and patterns. And chickens. Lots of chickens. And how to handle the finances.
                  Betty

                  "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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