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  • Hello from Oviedo, FL

    Evenin all.

    Found the forums yesterday and have been enthralled since. I was lucky enough to get a scroll saw (Sears 16") from my lovely wife for Christmas so been out and about doing some research before I make even more sawdust.

    A bit about me: Englishman who moved to Florida 9 years ago to work on a wireless telecoms network. Been woodworking for about 15 years, but never been fortunate enough to scroll though used a fret a few times. Other than woodworking, I am a manic macro-photographer and computer/network geek by trade.

    Nice to meet you all

    Cheers,
    Steve

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    Hello from Alaska, Steve!

    You stumbled on a real great place here. Fire away with any and all questions - the folks around here are not shy about giving GOOD answers..... fast too!
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

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    • #3
      Thanks!

      Fortunately I have never been shy in asking dumb questions, so...

      Cheers,
      Steve

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      • #4
        Hi Steave,Gosh sounds like you are multie talented. we could learn some things from you ,(((( I'm sure.))))) Good wife Good wife. but now she will never see you lol. This art is addicting. your new friend Evie

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        • #5
          Hehehe

          Yeah, my wife is great and very smart. Her first shop request of the year was making her a light table in the workshop for her stained glass work so I might be seeing something of her after all We do have a little 10 month old boy, so we are both limited in our shop time, but we will make maximum use of it!

          Cheers,
          Steve

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          • #6
            welcome,and congrats on the saw,the wife,and the 10 month old future professional scrollsawyer! Your on the right track,soak up the info and get busy, your to-cut list soon will be endless.Im not familiar with the saw you have,does it accept plain end blades,or only pinned blades?
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              Thanks Lucky!

              Thanks Lucky. I guess this saw is relatively new. The arm tilts rather than the bed. Unfortunately it only takes pinned blades, but I am not known for leaving things as they come from the manufacturer, much to my wifes chagrin The warranty people all love me as they know its out the window within a week of me getting anything *grin* So, I imagine a modification or two is in order so I can get some blades from the Mike that everyone on this site seems to order from

              Cheers,
              Steve

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              • #8
                Glad to see someone else likes to change things <grin>
                you may want to check out this link.
                The tilting arm is a new development, I wasnt aware that it was available on more than one saw.
                Originally posted by SteveQ
                Thanks Lucky. I guess this saw is relatively new. The arm tilts rather than the bed. Unfortunately it only takes pinned blades, but I am not known for leaving things as they come from the manufacturer, much to my wifes chagrin The warranty people all love me as they know its out the window within a week of me getting anything *grin* So, I imagine a modification or two is in order so I can get some blades from the Mike that everyone on this site seems to order from

                Cheers,
                Steve
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Actually the tilting arm is not a new development it has been around quite awhile. Rick H can fill us in with those details I am sure.
                  John T.

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