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  • Greetings from Ohio

    Greetings everyone from NW Ohio. I've been lurking for some time and finally decided to post (plus I finally got some pictures online).

    Here is a little bit about me. I'm not totally new to scroll sawing. Woodworking is a pretty big hobby of my grandfather and I've been using most of the common shop tools for about 18 years or so (I'll be 25 in two weeks). I don't know how many weekends my grandpa and I have spent in his shop together over the years. Sometimes it was working on nothing special, just him teaching me how to use the tools, start a fire in his small wood stove, and things like that. Other times it was a project of specail meaning, like a little log cabin I wanted to make for my mom, or some garden decoration for grandma.

    Well, when I was about 10 my grandpa got me my first power tool, my first scroll saw, it was a Dremel Motoshop that took 3" pinned blades. It had a sanding disc attachment and a flexshaft attachment too. It was one of the best Christmas presents I ever got. I don't know how many hours I spent with that saw.

    I stopped working with wood for several years when my family and I moved to Florida, but once we moved back closer to my grandparents I started again. At least for a little while.

    My current rebirth into woodworking started about 3 years ago after I got married. About a year after we got married my wife and I were in Sears for some reason and I was looking at the powertools and I started talking to my wife about how I would love to get my old saw from my parents. She said sure. I had great plans about making some puzzles for my brothers and sisters-in-law for Christmas. But it was not meant to be. The blades for my Dremel were just too hard to find, and too big to do any type of tight curves. But my wife loves me so much that she let me spent some of my Christmas bonus money on a new saw. It is nothing too fancy, but I've been having fun with it in what little free time I have.

    Well, I didn't start out to write such a long post about life. Thanks for reading it, and I'm sorry if I bored anyone.

    I only have one photo to post right now, I'll try to get a few more soon.

    This is a photo of a Nativity Puzzle I made for my Mom for Christmas last year. (Hope it works)

  • #2

    Welcome to the group sawDusty. I liked your story about learning woodworking from your grandfather. Those are the kind of memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

    You found an excellent forum to learn and share stuff about this hobby. I've visited a few others and I find this one to be the most active and the people are great.

    Have fun making sawdust!
    Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."


    • #3
      Welcome aboard, Dusty. Is it OK to call you dusty? I really don't think your short story is going to bore anyone here. It's actually quite interesting. Very nice nativity scene. What is it cut out of?

      Thanks for sharing and be sure to share more.

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


      • #4
        Welcome to the group sawDusty. I absolutely love this forum and the people who make it so enjoyable. Like Bill, I have visited a couple of other forums and they just don't compare to the knowledge and companionship I have found here.
        Welcome to the family !
        ...enjoy !
        DW788 and Hawk 226

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


        • #5
          Welcome, SD. I loved your introductory story and I love your nativity puzzle. You've got a great sense of color!

          Perhaps one day you'll have a grandson of your own to introduce to a workshop...

          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)


          • #6
            Hi SawDusty,

            Welcome to our little corner of the net, kick off your shoes, make yourself comfortable and enjoy your stay.

            As you probably noticed, we like to discuss many topics, scrolling being on top of the list but not our unique activity in life.

            Some like fishing, NO make that: many like fishing , some like ballroom dancing, some like designing patterns, others just like yapping away.

            We are a loving group that has a big heart in the right place. We like to share, learn and teach each other.

            The only dumb question is the one not asked. Also you will find lot's of information in the old threads.

            DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

            NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


            • #7
              Hi Dusty!
              Welcome to the family. I thought your introductory story was great. Only now I want to know what brand of saw you got!
              I really like your puzzle - I have a special love for the "thick puzzles" myself. And I love to do nativities. I'll bet yours brought a tear to your Mom's eye!
              Please come back often and tell us of your new projects.
              PS If you don't want us to call you Dusty, just sign your post with another name, and eventually some of us will get it. (Although we may also call you any other name that comes to mind in a pinch - some of us have senior lapses )
              Again, welcome!


              • #8
                Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, and for those who asked yes calliing me Dusty is fine.

                For those who inquired about my saw it is a Tradesman 16" variable speed saw that takes 5" plain or pinned blades. Sears carried the brand, but now Lowes does. Again nothing really fancy, but it gets the job done.

                I'll bet yours brought a tear to your Mom's eye!
                Sheltie, it did. She loves nativities, but I "wrapped" it in a box I made for her to store the few memories she has of my brother that she had wanted made for some time. Not sure what got the most tears.

                Minnesota scroller: not really sure what I cut it out of. I think just a piece of pine that I had left over from a bookcase I made.

                Again, thanks for the welcome and I'll see ya all around


                • #9
                  new from Ohio

                  Dusty , I just want to welcome you to the forum from another Ohio Scroller. I am about halfway down the state on the west side. Been scrolling for about 8 years now. If you half any questions a fellow Buckeye can answer, feel free to ask away.


                  • #10

                    Welcome, this truly is a great group and you will learn lots of things that are hard to find elsewhere.
                    You are blessed to have a grandfather that took the time to share his love for tools and woodworking. I don’t remember much about my grandparents, but I did have a very patient father and mother who taught me about tools and gadgets (my mom is a 86 year young computer geek)
                    Thank goodness I learned to work with my hands otherwise I would starve to death.
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


                    • #11
                      Welcome to the group SawDusty

                      Come on in and join right in

                      Great work and we always love to see more
                      "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                      Craftsman 18in. 21609



                      • #12
                        SawDusty,,,, Sawduster,,,, boy am i in troubale now. I will ;get all my little brothers confused for sure.. Just kedding Dusty. welcome to the group. and your project is very well done. I'll be looking foward to much more of your work. and congrats on the new wife, and the new saw. mmmmmmmmm which one gets to see you more... Evie


                        • #13
                          reply to Evie

                          lol, Evie, you have quite a sense of humour ,, Toby


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ZooZoo1
                            lol, Evie, you have quite a sense of humour ,, Toby
                            HO HO Toby. you say that now.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by minowevie
                              SawDusty,,,, Sawduster.....and congrats on the new wife, and the new saw. mmmmmmmmm which one gets to see you more...
                              Sorry Evie, didn't know that there was a Sawduster on the board when I created my account.

                              as for which one see me most, wife and I recently moved, so I have yet to set up my shop area so the saw is just kinda sitting there unused. i'm also working more so my wife is missing me too. life is just not fair.



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