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    Greetings,

    I have been scrolling about a month, found the Scroll Saw WorkShop magazine yesterday at Barnes & Noble, bought it, and decided to see what was on the website. Was glad to find the forum, as I'm sure I'll learn a lot here.

    My scroll saw is a Dremel 1680, mounted on the 16500 steel stand that came bundled with it. I plunged in and made some Christmas presents: a few clocks, a box, and also made a workbench of pre-purchased legs and 3/4" MDF which my scroll saw helped cut. I also have a Dremel Rotary Tool, the 400 XPR with numerous attachments, including the multi-saw which acts a bit as a jig saw for cutting some things. I have a coping saw and a jeweler's saw as well, and the normal, VERY basic array of screwdrivers, hammer, basic wrenches, plus a VERY weak little drill and a 1/4 sheet sander!

    In November, before the scroll saw moved in, I made a mountain dulcimer, which was my first real woodworking attempt (apart from popsicle sticks glued on tin cans way back when). It was a real challenge but I took my time, enjoyed it immensely, and the result was surprisingly nice!

    Now I am working on a step-up box for my 88-yr-old neighbour so she can open the window over her sink more safely, also a "Krazy Klock" for my godson (a pattern from a book, and a challenge to my scrolling!).

    Well, enough of my hot air -- no need to contribute further to global warming! Looking forward to "meeting" many of you and learning in my new hobby!

    Ann

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    Welcome

    Welcome to the forum Ann. I'm sure you will find the members here friendly and helpful. You will also find a member here who makes Mountain Dulcimers. If you have any questions regarding scrolling just ask. As you can see from the Galleries we have some very talented people and all are willing and eager to share information about our hobby.
    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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    • #3
      Welcome

      Welcome Ann, we're glad you found the forum. There is much to be learned here and feel free to ask questions.

      Enjoy the projects in the SSW Magazine and make sure to post some of your work for us to see.


      Take care
      Toni

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard.
        A dulcimer eh? cool
        I would like to see a picture of that.

        I can see you have already discovered there are many types of projects and many people who want them built.

        Take your time and enjoy.
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          Pictures of the Mountain Dulcimer

          Thank you, new friends, for the welcome and helpfulness extended. I'm looking forward to posting and learning.

          Mr. CanadianScroller -- is you'd like to see the dulcimer I built in Novemeber, you can look at this link:

          http://MLigon1.photosite.com/Autumn/

          I haven't uploaded the photos of the Christmas presents I made, but will try to do that next week.

          Thanks for your interest, and again, to all, for the welcome!

          Ann
          PS - The dulcimer was made before I had a scroll saw. I used a Dremel tool, it's wee drill bits and cutting/shaping bits, a nail file, an x-acto blade, and fine sandpaper for the soundholes. It was made from a Folkcraft Cherry Hourglass Mountain Dulcimer kit.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ann
            Thank you, new friends, for the welcome and helpfulness extended. I'm looking forward to posting and learning.

            Mr. CanadianScroller -- is you'd like to see the dulcimer I built in Novemeber, you can look at this link:

            http://MLigon1.photosite.com/Autumn/

            I haven't uploaded the photos of the Christmas presents I made, but will try to do that next week.

            Thanks for your interest, and again, to all, for the welcome!

            Ann
            PS - The dulcimer was made before I had a scroll saw. I used a Dremel tool, it's wee drill bits and cutting/shaping bits, a nail file, an x-acto blade, and fine sandpaper for the soundholes. It was made from a Folkcraft Cherry Hourglass Mountain Dulcimer kit.
            WOW ANN> you are talented. welcome. I went and looked at your sight. the Autumn Dulcimer. is so cool. wow. I noticed you have a inlay in there too. with some wood burning it looks like. your say you did this with a dremel tool. bet that took some time. You go Girl. you'll do great with a scrollsaw. cant wait to see your xmas presents you made. and we better wacth out couse your going to pass us up. also I saw your welcome to Brenda. looks like you are a nice person as well . look forward to all your posts. your new friend Evie
            Last edited by minowevie; 01-14-2006, 04:36 PM.

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