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  • Hello from AZ

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I have finally joined this wonderful group of scrollsawers. I have been reading the message posts for a while now (not everyday) and decided it was finally time to join. I have been scrolling for a little over three months. Most of the items that I have completed have been protrait style cuttings. I am in the process of cutting several different items for people who are leaving the organization in the next few months.

    Thank you for allowing me to participate on this wonderful site.


  • #2
    Welcome, Tommy!
    You'll have a lot of fun in this group, and the amount of accumulated experience is awesome. Feel free to ask away if you have any questions.
    If you are already doing portraits, you may not have all that many questions, come to think about it. So, maybe some answers...
    Are you using spiral blades for your portraits?
    What sort of saw do you use?
    I noticed your name - scrollturner - do you do projects using both the lathe and the scroll saw, or are they separate?
    Questions, questions...
    Again, Welcome!!


    • #3
      Welcome Tommy,

      Glad you decided to join us. As Sandy mentioned, we do try to have some fun around here.... and hope you join us in doing just that.

      Please take some time to post some of you portraits in the scrollers gallery for us to admire!


      • #4

        I currently use a 16" Craftsman variable speed scrollsaw. At the time, that was all I could afford. I have been thinking about upgrading to a DeWalt 788, but that decision will have to wait until the summer.

        I only use Flying Dutchman New Spiral blades for cutting the portraits. I have tried the straight cut blades and found out that I need much more practice in order to made tight turns.

        I have not made any projects requiring the use of the scrollsaw and lathe together, but I starting woodworking by making pens and other small objects on the lathe. My father-in-law showed me some of the projects he made with the scroll saw, so I decided to buy one.

        Sandy and Toni, thank you for the warm welcome to the group. As soon as I have some free time, I will try to post some pictures of my completed projects.



        • #5
          Welcome Tommy. your new friend Evie


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