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  • SSW 20 Critique

    Hi everyone,
    The latest issue of SSW just mailed out to subscribers. I wanted to take this time to ask you all what you think!

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

  • #2
    Both you and Shannon did a great job on issue # 20of Scroll Saw Workshop. It was great to have met both of you in Branson.
    Was that a 12 year old who beat the professionals in speed sawing? I know he beat me. Great to see that the younger generation get into scroll sawing?
    Mike M
    SD Mike

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    • #3
      Great Issue

      I think this was the best issue I have read in awhile, I enjoyed each and every article and project, and have made copies of several of the patterns to try and make myself....the segmentation project is great for someone, like myself, wanting to start in intarsia, the lizard puzzle will make a great kids project for myself and my nieces, and the woodburning is something I have just begun....great issue!!!...Dennis Taylor

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      • #4
        I have just seen the features on the webpage, I cant wait to get my issue!
        The magazine is truly evolving. Keep up the great work
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          Issue 20

          Great issue with lots of great information. The magazine gets better all the time. It was nice to meet both you and Shannon at the PA picnic.
          The speed scrolling contest was a great addition. I really enjoyed having the chance to scroll against John Nelson. He is always fun to be around and a great scroller/pattern maker to learn from.

          Keep up the good work.

          Thanks
          John

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          • #6
            Ssw #20

            Great work!! Great magazine!! You and Shannon should give each other a pat on the back. Having seen what you start with, and now the finished product, I have a new appreciation for what you folks do. Keep up the good work.
            If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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            • #7
              Clockman

              How are you doing? Was nice to meet you at the Pennsylvania picnic. Your time on the scrollsaw was blown apart from what I am reading at the Branson picnic. Maybe next year. Just got my magazine so I will look through it with anticipation as always and as always i AM SURE IT IS GOOD COVER TO COVER.
              John T.

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              • #8
                Bob

                Have just gone through the issue you mentioned a few times. Now you say you want opinions well here is mine and it may not be all the roses you would like but. This is probably the first issue that I found that did not hold my interest with anticipation of working on one of these projects at a later date. I can not quite put my finger on exactly why though. I know you dedicated the issue to wood burning and had quite afew projects involving such. I guess because I am not at all interested in that aspect of woodworking it took away from the content. Now I do have to say great job with the Tiger Portrait by Neil and the Fantasy butterfly pattern. Well done. I am not a big intarsia fan or puzzle fan. So my interest wanes there also when looking at those patterns. But for those that like things like that then they will give the magazine better marks.

                It is hard to satisfy everyone all the time with each issue and you and the crew do a good job diversifying the content.

                Now things I would like to see more of would be as follows.

                ---More content in the Reader's Gallery .... love seeing other's finished work
                ---More Fret work patterns... such as clocks
                ---More projects with the use of different Medium... such as plastics,corion, metals
                ---More content from events happening around the world dealing with scrolling ... such as picnics, art shows, demonstrations or workshops.


                Bob and all others involved with the magazine you are doing a good job. It is a difficult task to put out a product that has so many different facets to it. Trying to keep everyone happy is a tall order. So I just did as you asked about writing your opinions and I hope others will do the same. This is a good way to judge where you are going and where the public would like it to go. Along with the magazine this site has taken a great swing upward and has developed into one of the premiere sites. Keep up the good work here as always and when you are relaxing Bob we would like to see more of your projects. Thanks for reading.
                John T.

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                • #9
                  I have to second Johns comments. It seems that his interests and mine follow the same paths. I do have a little bit of interest in woodburning but nowhere near the degree of anything shown in the magazine. I'm not interested in puzzles other than an occasional child puzzle for my 3 year old. And that is rare. I did like the gentleman's box from John Nelson but that's probably the only thing I'll do from this issue. Still a good magazine. One of the things I most enjoy about SSW is that each project is accompanied by a short narrative telling about the inspiration of the project. The tips boxes come in very handy at times as well. And the photography for step by step is always good. Keep it up.

                  Matt

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                  • #10
                    My mailman must have liked the issue because I haven't received mine yet.
                    Todd

                    Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rivari
                      My mailman must have liked the issue because I haven't received mine yet.
                      Maybe his dog team ate it, or his sled had a flat
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                      • #12
                        Or perhaps the mail was hijacked by a mob of wild Canadian Scrollers on it's way up here?

                        I'm sure it's in route.
                        Todd

                        Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                        Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                        • #13
                          Mine's just arrived - the speed of delivery was very impressive .

                          Although I've enjoyed reading it, I've got to agree with John and Matt that this issue seems to be lacking the spark that makes me want to go into the workshop and have a go at something I've seen. I'm not into pyrography so a large part of the magazine wasn't relevant to me. That said, I wouldn't want to discourage Bob and Shannon from covering aspects of scrolling that are more peripheral; those techniques often reveal unusual elements that can add an extra dimension to regular scrolling.

                          Looking for the hidden fox is fun, though. I haven't found it yet.

                          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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                          • #14
                            I guess this is a difficult issue to ask for a critique on...it was dedicated to adding pyrography to your scrolled work...which doesn't really lend itself to fretwork <grin>.


                            I'm taking all these comments into account when planning for the next issue--the holiday issue--so don't be surprised if there are a lot of holiday themes.

                            Bob
                            www.GrobetUSA.com

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                            • #15
                              That is funny

                              Originally posted by BobD
                              I guess this is a difficult issue to ask for a critique on...it was dedicated to adding pyrography to your scrolled work...which doesn't really lend itself to fretwork <grin>.


                              I'm taking all these comments into account when planning for the next issue--the holiday issue--so don't be surprised if there are a lot of holiday themes.

                              Bob
                              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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