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    Not new to the scroll saw, but new to learning to use it correctly. I'm working my way through Nelson's Workbook and enjoying it very much. Retired, on limited income, I'm working with a Ryobi 164VS. Before you start sympathizing and telling me I'll be upgrading soon... I'm posting a picture of my saw in it's current configuration. I fabricated the pieces parts and it seems to work very well. No problem with blade retention and the tension doesn't need to be reset very often. Looking forward to learning much more about scrollsawing.
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    Welcome to the forum! Be sure to ask any questions that you might have -- and share pics of what you are making. Everyone here loves pics.
    Mtnman Jim

    taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it


    • #3
      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


      • #4
        Welcome "a-board" and happy scrolling..........
        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


        • #5
          welcome aboard,glad you joined us


          • #6
            Thank you all for the welcome. Here are a couple recent projects, aside from the Workbook exercises. The hat stretcher has a 5 degree angle on the outside edge, inside cuts are at 90 degrees. The door numbers and signage were an enjoyable weekend project.
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