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  • Hello from NJ!

    Hi everyone! Brand new to scrolling. Ended up falling into it kind of on accident. I've enjoyed wood working for a few years but put it on the side due to work and family obligations. We ended up wanting to make a few hand made wooden puzzles for our son so I threw some wood through my band saw and it just wasn't going my way.

    I saw the scroll saw, purchased and made my first little puzzle for my boy. I was impressed by how tight I could make cuts. I started poking around online at some things that can be done with a scroll saw and I have to say I am completely shocked at the designs and intricate projects done by the scroll saw.

    So just seeing the capabilities I am hooked. I look forward to learning from everyone and perhaps one day I can share some knowledge !

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    Welcome "a-board" .......yes you certainly can make all kinds of things with the scroll saw, even bowls and cup cakes! We look forward to learning things from you too, this is a sharing kind of place. Come by often. Enjoy your saw.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum, once you try Scrolling you are hooked. Post some pictures of your projects as we all love seeing what our members make. I'm Mike from Citrus Heights, CA.

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      • #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. The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.

        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. You will find we are not a judgmental group.

        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."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          welcome.....it's sorta addicting isn't it...where in jersey?....I'm in Wayne...and cut puzzles...
          bob
          "The Journey is the Reward"

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          • #6
            Welcome aboard. I'm also in NJ and have been cutting just about anything except intarsia for 12+ years. Pictures please, we love them and our critiques are constructive and designed to make you a better scroller. What saw do you have?

            george
            A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
            George

            delta 650, hawk G426

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            • #7
              avapilot,

              It is addicting, and I'm down in Ocean County outside of LBI.

              sawdustus, I'm still learning how to make tight turns and get the overall feel for using the saw so I don't have anything picture worth yet ! Rest assured I will !

              I don't have any elaborate saw, just grabbed a Ryobi 16" from Home Depot. Thanks for the replies!

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