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    Hey everyone.

    This is a big step for me in more ways than one. I normally go out and buy a cheep tool to try the craft and if I stick with it I'll go out and buy a better machine.

    Well I finally figured out that the stratagy of starting cheep dosn't work well because the quality of the cheep tools actually hinder skill building. So I would never produce something with enough confidence to move on to the better machine. I'd often get frustrated and stop, and eventually my wife started saying things like, you have a whole shop full of tools that you don't use, why do you want to add to that?

    Well I went out and bought the DW788 and have produced items that I like, and as soon as I clean them up a bit I'll start selling them on my site.

    See the whole reason I wanted to start scrolling was to make multiple Christmas ornaments to sell. Also to add a bit of artistic touch to the birdhouses and feeders that I normally make for sale on the site.

    I also sell items from other manufactuers. The big guys like Duncraft,, Droll Yankee, etc. However with the scroll saw I can add to my profit by personalizing one of the manufactuers birdhouses and feeders.

    I also bought a powercarver, I've sold those in the past. This way I can personalize some metal feeders as well.

    Anyway, I just wanted to give you some background and let you know why I'm here, which is to learn as much as possible.

    John Patrick,
    John Patrick, Bird Oasis
    Using Dewalt DW788. Working on a new line of birdhouses and bird feeders for the store.

    I welcome any and all ideas for bird friendly scrolling.

  • #2

    It will be nice to have another bird enthusiast on the board.

    -Just do'in the best I can every day


    • #3
      welcome aboard! Dale
      Dale w/ yella saws


      • #4
        Welcome to the group John
        DW788 and Hawk 226

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