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    Hi everyone. I'm a 65 YO retiree, looking for a new hobby and I had the good fortune to come across a scroll saw book in the library. Reading it in a day, I was impressed at the projects included in the book. After reading the Buyer's Guide on this site, I went out in January and got a Porter Cable 16" saw and started on my first project - a bowl. Pleased with the results, I immediately ordered Carole's scroll saw bowl book. I'm now working on my 5th bowl and I am totally hooked, to the point where I am looking to upgrade to a better saw - possibly the 16" Excalibur. BTW - right after buying the PC saw, I subscribed to Scroll Saw Woodworking. What a great hobby!!


  • #2
    Welcome to the forum....The place where questions certainly will be next upgrade i hope will be the excalibur....fingers crossed

    Patterns are for sale on my website


    • #3
      Welcome. Might as well get the 21 in. Excalibur because that's what you're going to want to do more quickly than you can imagine. Especially if we can lure you over to the Dark Side, otherwise known as Intarsia.



      • #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


        • #5
          Hi Gary welcome to the group.

          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


          • #6
            Welcome "a-board" Gary. Smart move subscribing to the magazine, its one of the best.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


            • #7
              Welcome to the forum Gary! Have fun here!

              Visit Frieke's gallery

              Don't let the pain of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.


              • #8
                Another one hooked for life. It got me several years ago and I still have look forward to making saw dust. Wait till you venture out into fretwork, intarsia, toys, ornaments, boxes, making your own get the idea I am sure.


                • #9
                  Welcome Gary! I am also new to scrolling and just purchased my first saw about a month ago. I find it to be addictive!! Can;t wait to finish a project so I can begin another! I have learned already to slow down and enjoy making dust! LOL

                  Tony, aka, Toneman From Paris, Texas


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