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    Hello everyone. I was searching for patterns and ran across this site. Have done wood working all my life and used to own a furniture repair business.
    Have always wanted to try scroll sawing. The Lowe's were moving their store and I got a Porter Cable saw for less than half price.
    I ordered 'Learning to Use Your Scroll Saw By Joanne Lockwood' Decided to start out the right way, not hit and miss.
    This looks like a great place for some wonderful information. I wish there was a scroll saw club in my area. Maybe have to start one if I fine others interested in the Reno, NV area.
    Thanks ahead of time for all the help I know I will receive from here.
    Norm

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    Welcome Norm to a great and helpful site.
    The book from Joanne Lockwood is a great book. You might also find some good tips on this site: New Page 4
    The 3 basic things for using a scroll saw are; good tension, good speed and do NOT push too hard into the blade or the blade will start cutting with a bevel. Most blades have a burr and this makes the blade cut to the right. To stay on the line move the wood some degree to the right.
    FD Mike
    SD Mike

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

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