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    Hello to all . My name is Mark and I'm disabled person in wheelchair from bad wreck some years back. I did do a/c work for a living until wreck. I still do things but what would take hour are to takes several hours. But figure out way to do stuff. I have been working since high school 9th grade year. I took building trades in school. I worked in machine shop field as well. I just got another scroll saw used from church member. Just need to get legs for it and can cut from chair.

    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your post/request/question.
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 05-23-2012, 05:26 PM.

  • #2
    Hi Mark and welcome!

    You should have a lot of fun with the scrollsaw. Many people prefer cutting sitting down and it shouldn't be hard to set up a stand with wheelchair clearance. I find it works better with the rear of the saw tilted up a bit rather than level; if you're building a stand you may want to do that.

    Have you thought about which sorts of projects you plan to make?



    • #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.

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      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.

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      • #4
        Greetings Mark... hope you find scrolling as much fun as I do. I am just starting out but I really enjoy it.




        • #5
          Welcome to the forum! I am Tony,aka,Toneman, from Paris, Texas.


          • #6
            Welcome "a-board" Mark, come by often lots of info around here.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


            • #7
              Yes I got stand at Harbor Freight and works out great scolling from wheelchair. My scoll saw long time ago used both types of blades pin and flat. This one which Delta only use flat. Going to try spiral saw blades as well.


              • #8
                Lots of resources around here and even more know-how! Feel free to ask any questions.
                Mark Abbett


                • #9
                  mark, i am disabled also , lost my left hand in an accident, the way i figure it , is when you see the beauty of the work you turn out and the relaxation of doing it, time is of no importance. and the inspiration you instill into others is priceless


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