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    Howdy from northwest Kansas! I have been watching the forum board for awhile now, I just haven't introduced myself. I am a professional truckdriver, have a wife, three dogs, and alot of learning to do. I recently purchased a few saws from a widow woman that were her husbands' here locally, and the only saw she didn't throw in was the scroll saw he had. Well, come Christmas time, her & my wife decided I needed that scroll saw. It's an older Craftsman 16", using pinned blades. I have had quite a time finding blades for it, but, I got to nosing around a bit & found a conversion kit for it thru Craftsman that will allow the saw to use plain or pinned end blades. Now I'm ready to try my first project. I think. All I have to do is decide what to try. Any suggestions? farmer.
    farmer
    makin' sawdust with a 16" Craftsman.

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    Howdy, Farmer, and welcome to the group. First try should be somewhat simple but something of interest to you. If you hunt, there are plenty of patterns relating to that. Patriotic? Tons of patterns. Go to woodenteddybear.com and pick something out. There are other sources for patterns as well.
    Mike

    Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
    Scrollin' since Jun/2006

    My Gallery

    http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard farmer.

      You might also try "absolutely free scrollsaw patterns". It is a forum group on MSN that has exactly what the title suggests. They have patterns for the taking from complex to simple. Let us know what you find.
      Fred
      aka Pop's Shop
      Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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      • #4
        Welcome to the forum Farmer.
        kevin/pitbull.

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        • #5
          Hi Farmer, you picked a great forum to join.

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            Hi Farmer,
            Welcome! Kansas, isn't that where Timmy & Lassie are from? No wait its Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Remember "Nobody gets to see the wizard!"
            I would find some good 1" scraps either pine, plywood, mdf, whatever you can find. Old wood pallets or scraps from a cabinet shop etc. & then do a search for free wood puzzles & there is a site that has all sorts of easy to scroll childrens puzzles. You can paint these with acrylic paints & put on a glossy finish & it doesn't matter what material you used to make them. Better yet, make your wife paint them (to sort of get even for the Craftsman saw.)
            Last edited by Randy Huckeby; 02-05-2007, 09:48 AM. Reason: wish to add to it

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            • #7
              Welcome Farmer! You have a world of scrollers here and plenty of advice and educational information! Get yourself an assortmant of blades and see what works best for you and your machine. PM me and I'll tell you where for a start! I don't know if I was a Profession Trucker according to a few four wheeler drivers over the "Fruited Plains", but after 32 years and over 2 million miles not running over anyone, I retired a coupe of year's back and gave up chasing a white line in favor of being home and chasing a pencil line full-time!

              HAVE FUN,
              Rick

              Still got all my fingers!
              Old Scrollers Never Die...They Just Saw Away!

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              • #8
                Randy,

                Isn't Dorothy actually from your state?

                Foot note: Judy Garland Born, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

                I know...I know... Just having fun with you!

                Rick
                Old Scrollers Never Die...They Just Saw Away!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scroller Patroller
                  Randy,

                  Isn't Dorothy actually from your state?

                  Foot note: Judy Garland Born, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

                  I know...I know... Just having fun with you!

                  Rick
                  I'm not Randy, but yes, Dorothy was born in or near Grand Rapids, MN. Also, Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised in MN, somewhere near Walnut Grove. We Minnesotans are proud of our state, especially the cold.

                  Welcome to the fun loving group, Farmer.
                  Mike

                  Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                  www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the bunch, Farmer.
                    Kelly
                    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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                    • #11
                      Welcome to our happy family Farmer . The pattern site popsshop mentioned has some nice " just starting out " patterns
                      ...~Robert~
                      DW788 and Hawk 226

                      " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                      • #12
                        Welcome farmer,
                        If you want to get that saw warmed up in "tropical" Kansas start out with a Jeff Zaffino Design.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          Welcome indeed farmer!

                          Andy
                          Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll be headed for a star! www.80artdesigns.com

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                          • #14
                            Good to see you here Farmer.
                            Check me out on the web:
                            http://www.kerrysworld.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by farmer
                              Wow! What a great bunch of folks! Thanks for the welcome, and all the advice! I'll visit back as often as I can. I'm away from home alot, but will check in for new ideas often. Thanks alot. Farmer.
                              "Too soon old, too late smart."
                              farmer
                              makin' sawdust with a 16" Craftsman.

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