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Old 09-11-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Crazy question, but what can I even do with a Scrollsaw?

I think I just need to "think outside the box" so to speak.

I bought the scrollsaw to do "roughouts" for woodcarving, but then I started to think, "hey, I bet I could do some other cool things with this saw!".

I'm beyond a beginner, and I was wondering, other then this awesome website, could you recommend some other resources? Web or books (I saw the 3 books that were recommended on this site).

Thanks a lot!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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Go to your local library, sometimes they have some great books on scrolling.
And the obvious thing to do is look at the member gallery's.
Ther probably is a sample of just about everything pictured there.
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Subscribe to the ScrollSaw Workshop magazine and you will never be out of ideas for the scrollsaw. You might not have enough time to do it all.
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Great ideas! Thanks a lot!

I signed up for the magazine about a week ago, so hopefully it'll get here soon!
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There are more things than you can imagine! Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine is a great place to begin - it has so many different types of projects in it for even the people who thought they already knew all the possibilities. Someone is always thinking of something new and different.
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Welcome thundergun.........check out Rick Hutcheson and Steve Good web sites.
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Hi John I notice that your signiture says God is Great. well there is so many great patterns that you can make for xmas, and your church. every year there is so many wonderfull patterns including crosses. and other wonderfull ornaments. you can make clocks, shelfs, tribits, portraits, yard art, most anything with holes in the middale of the work. I like victorion fret work. lacy stuff you might say.
as far as books, you can go to amazon, or even Ebay, to find older books. Fox Chapel whitch is from this same web sight, has tons of great scrollsaw books. the scrollsawing magazines are great. they have tons of patterns, and empho on how to cut them with what blades, how to mont the patterns, and take them off. and everything you need to do the projects. stick around. there is way to much for us to tell you about. you will get links on finishing , wood, blades, and other tools used in this prosses. I have found many things, to do my other projects also. glad your hear, stay around a while and see if you like it. Evie
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Here's a sample of our Christmas cards for this year - and a few extra pieces. Just one puzzle idea that you can do right away without any pattern.

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Wow! Just Wow!

You all have really great ideas, and thanks for all the kind words and words of encouragement. I used to use the internet and surf.... Now I just go to this website and the sister carving website...

I'm reeeally looking forward to being on this forum and getting to know everyone! Plus I'm just going to try to soak up the knowledge, cause there appears to be a lot!

Plus, I have a very "hands on" 8 year old that is just chomp'in at the bit, to do woodsy kinds of stuff, so he is a lot of my motivation to learn the "cool stuff"!

Thanks again, you all have been great!
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