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  • Hello Just joined from England.

    Hello everyone, I have only just found out about this board from a member of a very quiet board in the UK.

    I have been interested in Fretwork all of my life (and of course general woodwork). My Grandfather used to teach fretwork in the 1920's and sell fretwork tools that he bought wholesale from the great original Hobbies company of Dereham in Norfolk.

    My dad who sadly passed away in Nov 2006 was also a Fretworker and Hobbies Fan and made lots of toys and stuff which he sold just after WWII up until the late 1950's when toys were hard to get, as a boy I used to help (lol more like Hinder) him.

    I have always been a supporter of the original Hobbies company and over the years have collected 100's of their wonderful plans, I have a Hobbies A1 fretmachine and several Hobbies handframes but nowadays I prefer my Hegner and Diamond machines.

    I hope I have not bored people too much with my spiel but I had to say something to introduce myself!
    John

    Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
    If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
    A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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    Welcome to the board, Druid. If you've been lurking I'm sure you already know what a great bunch of people are on here.
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
      Welcome to the board, Druid. If you've been lurking I'm sure you already know what a great bunch of people are on here.
      Thanks, No I am afraid I haven't even been a lurker here TBH, I literally found out about this forum a few min's before joining this morning.

      It looked such a good place I joined straight away!
      John

      Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
      If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
      A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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      • #4
        Welcome druid! I too have only been on the board for a short time. What I discovered very quickly is that there are many wonderful and helpful folks here. Don't be afriad to shout.
        Check me out on the web:
        http://www.kerrysworld.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kerry_nf
          Welcome druid! I too have only been on the board for a short time. What I discovered very quickly is that there are many wonderful and helpful folks here. Don't be afriad to shout.
          Well Thank you for the welcome.

          I have just looked at your pictures and TBH I am still suffering from Shock! They are amazing, After seeing such talent think I shall unplug my saw and take up some other hobby! I have never done anything like that and would not know where to start! I am in awe TBH.
          John

          Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
          If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
          A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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          • #6
            Welcome aboard John! Glad you found us and joined. Hope you visit often. Sounds like you'll fit right in! We love pictures to, so if you have any you can share, please do so. I for one would love to see some of your toys.
            Bill

            DeWalt 788



            aut viam inveniam aut faciam

            God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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            • #7
              Hi John

              Welcome - I'm glad you've decided to drop in . This place is a bit more active than the other forum, isn't it ?

              Don't be daunted by the accomplishments of the wonderfully talented members here - they're all willing to share knowledge (and humor) and you'll be amazed at how quickly your scrolling abilities will develop.

              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                I am Glad Gill invited you It is always nice to see new faces.
                A collection of Hobbies plans, now I am jealous!
                I hope you find this a confortable place to be and as Gill said the humour and knowledge around here is never ending.
                CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                • #9
                  Welcome Druid,
                  Yes this is a great bunch of people. It seems that the Brit contingent is growing rapidly. It is nice to have friends overthere in case I need parts for my TVR or 67 Triumph Tiger 500.

                  I like the comment at the end of your introduction.

                  "A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance. "
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rolf
                    Welcome Druid,
                    It is nice to have friends overthere in case I need parts for my TVR or 67 Triumph Tiger 500.
                    Oh dear you shame me I ride a Honda ST1100 Pan euro!
                    John

                    Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
                    If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
                    A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gill
                      This place is a bit more active than the other forum, isn't it ?

                      Gill
                      It sure is! I am glad I visited the other place as it has 'led' me to this one.
                      John

                      Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
                      If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
                      A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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                      • #12
                        welcome John..hope you have some fun here!

                        Sue Chrestensen

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ozarkhillbilly
                          Welcome aboard John! Glad you found us and joined. Hope you visit often. Sounds like you'll fit right in! We love pictures to, so if you have any you can share, please do so. I for one would love to see some of your toys.
                          Thanks.

                          Afraid I am a scrimper, to be honest I am quite proud to be one in this age of saving the planet, almost everything I make is made from recycled materials, I make a lot of stuff like small furniture from scrap softwood, there is scroll saw content in that I use the saw to cut the box combs on the Drawers etc plus all the curved parts etc.

                          I do make some real Fretwork items but not that often as my wife an daughters always want me to make them tables and cabinets etc!

                          I have got some images of my stuff but don't know where to upload them to.
                          John

                          Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
                          If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
                          A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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                          • #14
                            Welcome John! It sounds like you've got a lot to contribute to this group! Glad to have you "on board" (no pun intended) and I look forward to learning from you.

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

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CanadianScroller
                              I am Glad Gill invited you It is always nice to see new faces.
                              Lol, You may change your mind after reading my posts!
                              A collection of Hobbies plans, now I am jealous!
                              I have always had an addiction to stuff from the old Hobbies company, I don't know the real reason, it may be because they were an old established British company in a more gentle age, it might be because my Grandfather and Dad were Customers of Hobbies but also it could be because I am in awe of those people at Hobbies Ltd who before we had computer aided design would churn out those amazing plans week after week!
                              I hope you find this a comfortable place to be and as Gill said the humour and knowledge around here is never ending.
                              TBH for some reason I already feel at home which is unusual because in many forums one does feel a little like an alien for some time.
                              John

                              Chief Scrimper, Woodworker, cyclist & Motorbiker
                              If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
                              A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

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