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Old 07-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am a total newbie to the art of scrollsawing. I attended the Orange County Fair last week and met a gentleman who was demonstrating the art of marquetry and it totally grabbed me. Since then, I have researched saws and have done a lot of reading. I just this morning found a used DeWalt DW788 saw of the type 1 vintage. I bought it and brought it home and am now going to do some cleanup and tuneup on it. I hope to become good enough at this art that I can make things that will be good enough to give for gifts. Thanks for welcoming me here.

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Everyone here started much the same way--only some of us started on much less than a Type 1. Good find and if it doesn't make noises, you have a great saw.

First couple of scrollsawing tips (and don't ask how we ALL learned this)

1. Sand before you cut (broken fretwork pieces make beautiful firewood)

2. It's not a mistake if it on the scrap side of the line.

2a. It's not a mistake--it's pattern enhancement (on the fly)

Best of luck with your learning curve and never get discourgaged. Just get up and walk away for a few minutes.
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Welcome! I am Tony,aka,Toneman from Paris, Texas. Don't worry about mistakes; most of them only you will see!
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I have a million questions but I don't know where to start. The saw I bought has a layer of surface rust on the table. I am going to use my sander to clean it up. But before I do, is there any advice you can give me so I don't make a mistake. One other thing I noticed is that there doesn't seem to be a way to make a sacrificial throat plate. Whoever used this saw before me has messed up the through hole. It would be nice to fix that. Any suggestions?

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Welcome Ray! There is good advice above. On sanding the table, you will want it very smooth, so you are on the right track. That's a bummer that the throat hole has been abused. Maybe some one else will have a suggestion for that. You will find this a very friendly and helpful group. I have cut many hours on my DeWalt. I even find that those mistake you see aren't visible in looking at it years later. When you can, please post some pictures of your newly made gifts.
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Welcome to the forum from TN. You have received some good advise. I use Johnsons Paste Wax on my DW788 table after it is cleaned. It keeps the rust down and gives a smooth top.
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