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image Bob Duncan, technical editor of SSW&C, will be giving seminars at two scroll saw shows this summer.

We've been toying with the idea of running a series of articles on shop set-up and layout. How do you make the most efficient use of a small space?

Warm weather has lots of folks heading back into their shops. We've been toying with the idea of running a series of articles on shop set-up and layout. How do you make the most efficient use of a small space? What tools do you have that you just couldn't live without? Have you developed an ideal system for storing wood? We'd love to hear your tips and see a photo of your shop–you just might make it into a future article!

Recently we've had several requests for an article index. We do provide a very user-friendly article index on our website. You can search by author, keyword or issue. For example, if you know there was a project featuring a horse, but don't remember the designer or what issue it was in, simply type in "horse" and choose the keyword search function. You'll get a listing of all the articles that included a horse. You can access the index feature by choosing "article index" under "magazines" on the left hand column of our home page.

And speaking of the Internet, be sure to visit our forum which has become a wonderful place for scrollers to gather, share tips and tricks, and show off their latest projects. You can access the forum by clicking on "message board" under "scroll saw community." Our home page is located at www.scrollsawer.com. We're exploring some great new technology to make the website even more robust and welcome your ideas or suggestions for features you'd like to see.

For scrollers not able to network online, shows provide an excellent way to get involved with the scrolling community. If you're up for a bit of travel, you can attend a scroll saw show every month this summer! Click the article attachment for show dates and information. The season kicks off in May with a brand new show in Texas. Tri-County scrollers of Pennsylvania follow, hosting their annual show in June this year. Ohio is next on the circuit with the much anticipated SAW Expo in July. The Midwest Scroll Saw show in Wisconsin rounds out the season with their event in August. If you make it to Texas or Ohio, be sure to say hello to Bob Duncan, our technical editor, who will be giving a seminar on getting published at both events. These shows provide scrollers with a venue to receive some well-deserved recognition for their work, pick up some great deals on saws and accessories, and learn about the latest techniques and trends in the scrolling community. We hope to see you out and about this summer!

Happy Scrolling !

Shannon Flowers

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Shannon Flowers Shannon Flowers is the editorial manager for Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Shannon has been with Fox Chapel since 1999 and can be contacted at Shannon@FoxChapelPublishing.com. more