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    Hello,

    The joke at my house is "She can't cut a straight line so she went out and got a scroll saw." That's probably been around for ages but I'd never heard it before. I'm a crafter (mostly working with fibers and jewelry making) and involved in arts & crafts shows. I recently purchased a used scroll saw in great working condition, set up a work area, and got a good deal on scraps from a local cabinet shop. I've been collecting patterns and my goal is to be able to eventually make woodcraft projects good enough to sell along with my other crafts.
    Last edited by SawingSue; 03-24-2012, 05:55 PM. Reason: to subscribe to message via email


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    Welcome, Sue.

    I was a crafter (sewing, needlework, cake decorating) for many years before turning to scrolling, and I think you'll find it a natural extension of what you already do. There are many folks here on the forum who are talented artists and designers, and who use their various abilities to create really sensational scrolled projects. Look around, if you haven't already done so, get a good how-to book to learn the feel of your tool, and start making sawdust!
    Carole

    Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Carole,

      Thanks for the welcome! I see what you mean about how scrolling can be a natural extension of crafting.

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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 Sue...

          You've definitely found the best site for scroll sawyers...
          There's a lot of really great folks here...

          Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your adventures with your saw..

          We're here for you...
          Jim

          The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
          No task is too tedious for Art.
          Rock and Scroll

          My Gallery

          My Website
          Featherwood Woodcrafts

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          • #6
            Welcome Sawing Sue. It sounds like a Song ! HA Hope you enjoy your new found hobby. What kind of saw did you find? Be sure & use good quality blades & you won't be sorry. It makes cutting much easier. Look forward to seeing some of your work. Let us see some of your other works too. There is an off topic thread where we talk about those things that aren't Scrolling. Have fun & take care.
            PERK

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            • #7
              I think that's why I started scrolling. I can't cut a straight line to save my butt.

              Welcome aboard but watch out there are crazy people here, but they're the best crazy people you can find anywhere.
              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

              Visit My Gallery

              Oily's Gallery

              http://www.picturetrail.com/oily11

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              • #8
                wood-n-things, Thanks for the welcome and the heads up about the sticky posts. I agree " The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked." I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions!

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                • #9
                  JimSawyer, Thanks for the welcome. I love your RUSH Starman logo inlay.

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                  • #10
                    ubgoofy2003, Thanks for the welcome. My saw is a 16" Craftsman 16" with variable speed. So far, I love it! I'll think about uploading some pics.

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                    • #11
                      oily, I saw your gallery. You cut some incredible unstraight lines in just the right places. Thanks for the welcome.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SawingSue View Post
                        oily, I saw your gallery. You cut some incredible unstraight lines in just the right places. Thanks for the welcome.
                        Thank you for the kind words. The thread you were looking for is there now.
                        "Dedicated to John B"

                        I 'll let you know if it's easier with 11 fingers tomorrow.
                        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

                        Visit My Gallery

                        Oily's Gallery

                        http://www.picturetrail.com/oily11

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                        • #13
                          Aha...A RUSH fan... Love it...!!
                          ...ain't they somethin'...
                          Thanks for the compliment..
                          Jim

                          The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                          No task is too tedious for Art.
                          Rock and Scroll

                          My Gallery

                          My Website
                          Featherwood Woodcrafts

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                          • #14
                            oily, I found ""Dedicated to John B"" lol Keep me posted on how it goes with 11 fingers!

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                            • #15
                              JimSawyer, Yes, I'm a Rush fan and wondered if you're related to Tom Sawyer. "Rock & Scroll" makes me wonder what I could create scrolling Pink Floyd's DSOM triangle and rainbow. Would probably need painted and possibly some relief carving.

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