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    A client has sent me this question:
    "I've yet to learn how to use the scroll saw that I got two years for Christmas. Home Depot, McCoys, Lowes and other places use to do scroll saw classes but, unfortunately not any more. I live in San Antonio, Texas and you'd think there would be someone around here that taught classes but, I haven't found anyone yet."

    Can anyone help?
    Sue Mey
    Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

  • #2
    Sue Mey, You might find some help here:
    New Page 4
    I like good tension, good speed and pushing very slow into the blade.
    Never be in a hurry.
    FD Mike
    SD Mike

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    • #3
      Thanks Mike
      I do have Tips & techniques on my site too, but she would like to do one-on-one classes with a teacher...
      Sue Mey
      Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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      • #4
        Hey Sue, Tell your client to check with woodworking stores such as Woodcraft and Rockler. There is bound to be some woodworking stores in San Antonio.
        Last edited by dgman; 11-01-2011, 10:28 AM.
        Dan in So.Ca.

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        • #5
          I have an fairly new to scrolling and and have found some useful tips with Steve Goods videos. He has a beginners videos at

          Scroll Saw School Index The others on his site are very informative.

          Also, Shelia Landry is doing a blog on scroll saw basics and it is getting quite good now.

          The blog is at
          http://lumberjocks.com/


          Don
          Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone! I will pass on your replies.
            Sue Mey
            Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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            • #7
              I agree a hands on class is much more helpful. I too would look at places like Woodcraft supply or Rockler or even find a scroller and see if they will help you out a bit. You could find a scroller in an arts and crafts show and there are plenty of those at this time of year. Good luck.
              DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                When all else fails. When you sit at your saw the best teacher is sitting right in front of you. A few pieces of scrap and a pencil. Draw some lines, curves and shapes to give you a feel of what happens in response to your input. Then do an actual project. Keep it simple and fun like a cartoon and remember, the wood doesn't get mad and you will be the only one that will know a mistake.
                Here is a cute easy one with a little of everything. Size it about 8x10 and try it in some cheap or free 1/4" ply and go for it. If you don't like the first one, do it again.
                Have your client join the forum and post work and questions and the best teachers in the world will line up to help.
                Many thanks to Clayton Baker for a great pattern.
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                • #9
                  I would imagine with all of the people on this forum that there should be another experienced scroller in that area. Or maybe a club.
                  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
                    My wife and the local Arts Council talked me into giving some classes in November, if any one is interested.

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                    • #11
                      Does the class include crawdads or spicy Jambalaya
                      for lunch? If so I will fly down from NY.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Mud bugs are out of season but I am teaching how to cut a fleur de lis.

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