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    Hello everyone, I joined a little while ago. I am retired Air Force (1985) and will retire again on 1 Feb of 2012 from my present job on Vandenberg AFB. I have dabbled in scrolling a little up to now, but I needed to fined a hobby to keep me off the streets and my wife happy after retirement. So, I cranked up the old scroll saw and the more I did, the more I liked it. And, as an added bonus, I found out we have a huge cabinet shop in my town and they gave me permission to dumpster dive in their scrap bins whenever I want. I have found Oak, Popular and laminated plywood in thicknesses from 1/8 up to 1 inch in different lengths and widths. Sometimes I come home with a trunk full. Made 11 desk pen sets for Christmas gifts just from scraps. I bought myself a Ryobi 16inch saw and have it set up in a corner of our garage and am having a ball. It's relaxing and fun, I can't wait until I can do it full time. Thanks for listening and have a great day. Flyingduck.

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    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.

    Take some time to read the bylaws of the forum. We do not allow open/direct selling on the forum.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Let's see 'em. We love pix.
      May the wind at you back .....
      Not be from Lunch.

      Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

      Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

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      • #4
        Hey Flyingduck, Welcome to the forum! Do you live in Lompoc or Santa Maria? I'm down in Moorpark in Ventura Co. I also teach scroll saw at the Woodcraft store in Ventura.
        Welcome aboard!
        Dan in So.Ca.

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        • #5
          Welcome to the site and forum. Help is just a question away. Enjoy the patterns, information and project pics.

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          • #6
            Hi! Wow, you REALLY dove right in there! And it looks like you don't limit yourself as to the type of project -- sure would love to see some photos, if you haven't given everything away already! Glad you joined!

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            • #7
              .Welcome, I too "graduated from the airforce and V A F B " back in 65...shoulda stayed in, loved my work.(motor pool mechanic , 47151 )...lotta great guys and memories....returned to Indiana after i got out....stayed with the automotive field approx. 43 years .took up woodworking as a relaxation. like to hear more about VAFB..........
              Dave

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              • #8
                Welcome flyingduck.......I assume you flew air craft by your screen name? Glad you re-found your saw.
                Great fun, and lots of information here............btw would love to see some of your project photos.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  first i would like to thank you for your service in the air force, second i would like to say welcome aboard, i'm glad you found your scrollsaw i't is a relaxing hobby. please show pictures.
                  Tricia

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                  • #10
                    Good to have another former Air Force scroller with us. Welcome
                    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                    StephenD


                    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
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