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  • New boy from the UK

    I only got into scroll sawing because I have started building a wooden gear clock. I have borrowed a cheap scroll saw but I think I will be investing in an Excalibur before long.

    Are there any other members from the UK who can suggest UK suppliers so that I don't have to pay US postage on blades etc.

    I have enjoyed the instructional videos on this site. Well done.


  • #2
    hi brian im from the uk and i get the nigua blades from hobbys they are good quality and resonably priced bob d


    • #3

      Hi brian
      have you tried olson blades. available at Olson Scroll Saw Blades, Woodworks Craft Supplies
      The hobby place is
      Hobbies shop, hobby store, craft tools and materials, model boats
      hope this helps



      • #4
        Welcome A Board!! You will be hard pressed to find a friendlier or more knowledgeable group on the net re: woodworking. Share your knowledge and do not hesitate to ask questions.

        You may find the stickies at the top of this forum to be very helpful. Use the Link below.

        Message Board FAQ, Suggestions and Feedback - Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board.

        Take a few minutes to read through them. They are chock full of great information.

        Be sure and share pics of your projects. We thrive on pictures.

        The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.

        Whatever reason brought you to our forum we are pleased you found us.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


        • #5
          Try this link many fine retailers to choose from. I personally recommend Mikes workshop.

          Nope not me and I'm not affiliated I do know he sells a quality blade and ships to your area.
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


          • #6
            Hi Brian and welcome to the best scroll saw forum in the world. Glad to see another Brit on here, we are increasing in numbers all the time now. I get all my blades from Mikes workshop. The flying dutchman blades are in my opinion the best that money can buy, and I'm not alone on here with that opinion. They are very inexpensive too and so is the shipping. I can't buy blades in the Uk much cheaper and the quality and lifespan of the FD blades is far superior to any other I have used. Mike is a very helpful guy too. Just e-mail him with any queiries about blades and which ones to use for what job and he will point you in the right direction. Deliveyr usually takes 4 to 6 days but I have had them in 3. I hope you continue to visit us here and I look forward to seeing some of your work.
            I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill


            • #7
              Hi Brian - welcome to the board from another Brit although in my case I'm expat living in Mexico and currently working in Italy. I also hope you stick around here and add weight to our numbers. Whatever level of scrolling you are at you'll find this forum full of help and ideas as well as being a showcase for some real craftspeople who are always happy to help less experienced scrollers. We also have quite a few folks who have produced some wicked looking clocks. Just dive in and start a few posts or reply to those of other members and you'll soon feel right at home.

              Just out of curiosity, what part of the UK are you from?

              Jim in Mexico

              Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
              - Albert Einstein


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                  welcome aboard


                  • #10
                    Thanks guys for the great welcome.

                    I have ordered a variety pack of FD blades from Mikes Workshop. I'll let you know how I get on.



                    • #11
                      hi brian,
                      welcome too the site,
                      im not from britian,
                      im from ireland,but i am glad we have another scroller from this side of the pond on here,
                      i too back everything mick says about FLYING DUTCHMAN BLADES,they are in my opinion the best you can get.....and mike is realy helpful if you have any questions on blades...
                      not doing much
                      and busy doing it

                      having fun making sawdust.



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