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    Hello everyone! I am just now introducing myself to this forum, but I have been sitting in the wings and observing all of the threads for about 6 months. I am sold on this being the best scroll saw forum to belong to. Through this forum I have learned about the relaxing and satisfying power of scrolling. I have also picked up on several tips. I live in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

    In the early fall of 2005 I decided I wanted to expand my woodworking skills by “scrolling”. I quickly learned this is a very generic term for satisfying ones need to be intricately creative. My first interest in “scrolling” was to do some intarsia. I like challenges! I surfed the web for weeks to collect all of the details relative to doing intarsia. I determined what tools I needed to get started. I studied the features of many scroll saws and decided on the Excalibur EX21. It is designed and manufactured about 16 Kms (10 miles) from my home. I designed my own workbench(s) for my scroll saw and related sanders etc etc. etc.

    I am very pleased with the 3 “works of art” that I completed this winter. I will try to post pictures of these (I have not figured out how to do that yet) and also include them in my gallery later. I have two more challenging patterns ready to be cut. I enjoy working at cutting, shaping and appreciating the effects of various woods.

    I will now try to become an active member of this forum by soliciting and providing advice when required.

    Scrolling satisfies the passion for intricate creativity. My saw is an Excalibur EX21.

  • #2
    Welcome Bob .

    I don't think we've had anyone soliciting on this forum before. I wonder if I'll learn something new...

    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


    • #3
      welcome bob. that was the best intro I ever read! We really arent THAt formal.. you can just jump right in anytime! In fact, somewhere there is a question regarding the new Excaliber somewhere I just read, your help on that one would be priceless indeed. Dale

      edit: look for the post called EX21
      Last edited by lucky788scroller; 03-26-2006, 06:12 PM.
      Dale w/ yella saws


      • #4
        Hi Bob. welcome. for sure. sounds like you have been busy. can't wait to see some of your work. posting pictuers to the group here with your post. is easy.just scroll down to the windows at the bottom . and youll see attach files.only when you clik on reply. first clik on that . and it well bring up a browser. then you can with each browser collect a pictuer from your pictuers or wher ever, documents then pictuers. personaly i love to see pictuers in the post. i serch the albums alot. but here we can see them atomatick. gues you can see buy now i can't spell. but i hope you can understand. glad you are here. your new friend Evie


        • #5
          It is always great to welcome more scrollers from Canada.
          I used to live in your neck of the woods many many years ago. My brother and I used to deliver fliers to all the people in Ajax and Pickering in a two night run.. It wasnt quite so big then

          This is a great forum, I look for the solicitors all the time You have chosen a great saw. We look forward to seeing yourart on here real soon.
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


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