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    I am a rank beginner and I'm sure will continue to benefit from this forum and membership. After following the forum for some time and trying to decide which scroll saw to buy, this morning I made the plunge and purchased a new Dewalt 788 kit. I have also ordered a couple of books by John Nelson and Patrick Spielman.
    Some of the pic's. of you experienced sawyers has inspired me to want to take this up as a hobby.
    I realize I have a long way to go, but the journey should be a lot of fun.
    Thanks for being patient with my ramblings.
    Dale M.

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    Welcome

    Hi Dale
    Welcome aboard. I,am sure you will learn alot from people in here. They are always ready to help in anyway. Enjoy your new hobby.

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    • #3
      welcome from another newbie these folks have taught me a lot in just a couple of weeks . Ya made a good choice on the saw ....I thoroughly enjoy mine and it gets better all the time
      ....enjoy !
      ...~Robert~
      DW788 and Hawk 226

      " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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      • #4
        Thanks

        Thanks Fretdust and Robert. You've made me feel welcome already. I have a lot to learn, but I don't want to be a pest.
        Dale M.

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        • #5
          Welcome Dale

          We've always got room for one more pest . And it's amazing how many 'beginners' questions lead us into some really informative conversations.

          Ask away - no matter how trivial the question might seem to be, you can bet your bottom dollar that you won't be the only one here who's been stumped by the same point at some time or other.

          Gill
          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)

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          • #6
            I worried about being a pest too ........but these folks are pretty hard to pester They have been a huge help to me on newbie questions plus very encouraging, fair and knowledgeable when commenting on my work.
            I also find it helpful to look back at old posts ....lots of good newbie information there
            ...~Robert~
            DW788 and Hawk 226

            " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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            • #7
              Hay Dale , there you are. a big WELCOME. and you would have to go far to pester us. I am so glad you are here. now Robert has to keep up with the pestering. LOL. good luck on your new saw. I am sure you will get lots of Impho. your friend Evie

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              • #8
                Welcome to the forum Dale, glad you've joined in on the fun cuz there is plenty to have. Ask away with any questions, we're just a click a way!
                Bill

                DeWalt 788



                aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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                • #9
                  Welcome aboard Dale. You are going to love this big happy family. I probably read 100 threads before I even bought my scroll saw. I came to the conclusion that with all the support out there, I couldn't go wrong. There is nothing worse than attempting something new and not having anyone to ask for advice. Here, you will get it whether you want it or not.

                  Don't be shy about posting samples of your work right away. It's awesome the encouragement you get from some of the members.

                  Have fun and keep in touch.
                  Mike

                  Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                  www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                  • #10
                    Much Thanx

                    You have all made me feel so welcome and comfortable and to be sure, I will have need for advice and answers to questions.
                    Here's a couple already: What do you recommend for a foot switch for the dw788? And where can I find the lift assist?
                    Am I supposed to ask these questions at a different place or thread?
                    Thanks, Dale

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                    • #11
                      Hey Dale,

                      You might do better posting questions in the "Beginners Scroll Saw" section. I bought my footswitch from www.seyco.com. It's universal and I love it. It's some where around $25. You just have to click on their scroll saw link to find it. I didn't do much shopping around so you may find a better deal elsewhere. I have no idea what a lift assist is.
                      Mike

                      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                      www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                      • #12
                        try www.jimdandy.com for the lift attachment. I love it, although mine is wearing out for some reason, the slot is wearing, but it still works. As for a foot switch, dont care for them, but I think the seyco link posted will have them. The other Dale
                        Dale w/ yella saws

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                        • #13
                          howdy dale and welcome.....
                          Pete Ripaldi

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                          "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."

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                          • #14
                            I was afraid maybe I shouldn't be asking the questions here. Thanks for the instruction and the answers. Talk to you all next on the scroll saw beginners place
                            Dale M.

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                            • #15
                              Welcome to the Group

                              Charlie,
                              Charlie
                              "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                              Craftsman 18in. 21609

                              http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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