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    Hey all. New to the forum, been scrolling for about a year now. Loving every minute of it. If there isn't a pile of dust on my shops (if you can call an 8'x8' shed a shop) floor I'm not happy. So naturally after I clean the shop, I have to make another pile! I'm mostly doing fretwork right now, I've done a few portraits, and I'm planning to give intarsia a shot pretty soon here. As my name says, I love to tinker. Over the last many years I have tinkered with any different things, and last year I decided I wanted to give scrolling a shot. When I got a scroll saw for Christmas last year, I knew I finally found it. That thing that I love to do and can see myself doing for many years to come. I love being able to take a board and turn it into a piece of art. Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Thanks to all for making this forum what it is!
    Here's a couple pics of my work.
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    Don't bother with role models and hero's. Just be yourself. Unless yourself is just too much trouble for you to handle.

  • #2
    Very nice looking cuttings there Tinkerinman. Looks like you're an old pro already! Welcome to the forum.
    Dan in So.Ca.


    • #3
      Welcome aboard man.Wow only a year those look great.


      • #4
        Thanks. I've used the saw almost daily since I got it and I'm surprised I haven't worn it out yet. It's a 16" skill and I really don't like it cause it's a complete piece of crap. I had to replace the tensioning rod a week after I got it, and I've managed to get it tuned in so there's very little blade wobble, and I've made a zero point clearance insert so It's doing pretty good for me. I just keep replacing the blade holder screws and cutting down the T handle allen wrench when it rounds off and trying not to let that stop me. I think I've cut at least 2 inches off it 1/8 of an inch at a time. I'm looking at upgrading to an Excalibur hopefully come tax time next year. Probably the EX 16. Maybe the 21. Not sure yet.
        Don't bother with role models and hero's. Just be yourself. Unless yourself is just too much trouble for you to handle.


        • #5
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          • #6
            Sweeeeet cuts!!! Welcome to the's full of great advise and some of the greatest people you will meet in cyberspace!!! The last piece, is that your pattern? I think it would make a great design for a box lid!

            Welcome & Happy Sawdust!
            ~ Kim

            A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!



            • #7
              Thanks. The last piece is one of Steve Goods patterns.
              Don't bother with role models and hero's. Just be yourself. Unless yourself is just too much trouble for you to handle.


              • #8
                Tinkerinman, Really nice, The wife and I like the saw , whose pattern is it? Thanks, Lance


                • #9
                  Thanks. The saw is one of Steve Goods also.
                  Don't bother with role models and hero's. Just be yourself. Unless yourself is just too much trouble for you to handle.


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