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    Hi everyone. I'm Russ, a retired banker, from Ontario, Canada.
    Making designer firewood has been a long time hobby of mine.
    Many years ago I did some scrolling with an old Sears Craftsman but it vibrated so badly that I gave up on it rather quickly & sold it for $10.00 at a garage sale. Recently, I was given an almost new DeWalt DW788....seems to be a pretty good machine but I'm just getting into it now. A bit frustrated with Big Box store blades so did some research & came up with the name, Flying Dutchman & a source for them. Just submitted an order for a gross of assorted blades.....that should get me through some long Canadian winters!!
    Hope to tap into the rich resources of this forum.....but the project pictures I see here are pretty daunting for a newby.....you guys are good.
    Cheers!

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    Welcome to the group Russ.

    Once you get some good blades and a little practice you'll be ready to try some of the "daunting" projects too. Hopefully you ordered your blades from Mike because he is the man when it comes to blades. Usually it only takes a couple of days to receive an order from Mike.

    If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask we are a pretty friendly group.
    Tim

    In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

    I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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    • #3
      Welcome Rustyk, your Dewalt should serve you well, and there is nothing like FD blades, but everyone has their own opinion. Come by often, we like new members, more brains to pick from, and if you choose please do post some project photos......we love project photos around here.
      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by evilbadger View Post
        Welcome to the group Russ.

        Once you get some good blades and a little practice you'll be ready to try some of the "daunting" projects too. Hopefully you ordered your blades from Mike because he is the man when it comes to blades. Usually it only takes a couple of days to receive an order from Mike.

        If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask we are a pretty friendly group.
        Thanks
        Yes, I did order from Mike....His site was recommended by members of the Canadian Home Workshop Forum, Scroll saw/Intarsia section.
        Ordered them late yesterday & got an email from Mike this morning confirming my order is going in the mail today.....now that's service!

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            This is a great place to keep warm during those long Canadian winters, we make lotsa firewood here. DW788 and F D blades are a good combination. You'll soon be turning out those daunting projects. We really like pictures!
            Manufacturer Of Heirloom Quality Sawdust

            I wasn't born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could!

            Dewalt DW788 Hegner Maximat 18

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