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    New to scroll sawing...
    Thought I would give it a go since it looks fun.
    My wife said... "another saw!?" Why can't you use the other 4 that you have to do this stuff? Then once she saw the letter "B" that I made - the first initial of one of our son's names she thought it was pretty cool. And the "B" wasn't even that good!
    If anyone has any suggestions on what types of things to practice to get better I would appreciate it.
    I am going through - steve good Resources and Information. scroll saw school. It's pretty good stuff. Any other suggestions?
    I have subscribed to scroll saw magazine and attempting to build the robot that was in the Holiday 2010 issue... seems like either of the boys might like that...
    But maybe that's too difficult to start with?

    Take care,

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    • #3
      Steve before you know it you will be hooked.
      Have good tension, the blade should not move sideways more than 1/8".
      Have good speed and low feed rate, if not you might have a tendency of pushing too hard into the blade and it will start cutting with a bevel.
      Most blades will cut to the right. You have to move the wood some degree to the right to stay on the line.
      You can also find some information here: New Page 4
      FD Mike
      SD Mike


      • #4
        Hey Steve, Welcome to the forum! I'm Dan from Moorpark in Ventura County.
        I am a scroll saw instructor at the Woodcraft store in Ventura. The next class will be in June if you are interested, Or if you want to take a trek down to Moorpark, I'd be happy to give you some pointers! As a matter of fact, I have even given a private lesson to a young lady from Lompoc!
        Last edited by dgman; 04-15-2012, 07:48 PM.
        Dan in So.Ca.


        • #5
          Welcome Steve!! I was just going to recommend the Woodcraft store in Ventura and your class, Dan. I finally made it out there on Saturday and was completely THRILLED with the router demonstration and the very best part was that one of the guys took the time to talk to me about cutting finger joints, using the scroll saw, using chisels - extremely helpful and friendly! (Plus, everything he said WORKED!)


          • #6
            Welcome to the forum Steve!

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