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Blog entry by Cozmo35 posted 1246 days ago 4422 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone that knows me knows I am a scroller at heart. In 2008 my wife bought me a Craftsman Scroll Saw for Christmas and I haven’t stopped since then. My Craftsman Scroll saw has provided me a learning experience from which I have learned the art of scrolling, met new friends and mad a couple of dollars. But most of all it has allowed me to give my friends and Family things I have made which have brought joy to them. As far as the learning experience goes,....I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WITH THE WORD CRAFTSMAN ON IT! It has been in the shop 4 times within the last 2 months. But, I have come out on top!

I belong to the DFW Scrollers here in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area to which I am an officer. We have monthly meetings to discuss the promotion of scrolling around the area. We put on demonstrations and also raise money by donating our crafts to different organizations. Well, after our meeting last Saturday, a very nice lady named Faye approached me and said “I have an old scroll saw in my garage. It is need some work but you’re handy and I think you can fix it. If you want it, you can have it”. Well I followed her to her house. She opened the garage and my knees got weak! There stood a 24 inch Excalibur that looked to be almost un-used WITH A STAND! The “work” it needed was to redirect the puffer which I did with two fingers! She GAVE IT TO ME FOR NOTHING!!! I had to hug her! :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX



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jerrells

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#1 posted 1246 days ago

DAMN – if, by chance, you can’t find room in your garage/workshop I can pick it up and HAUL IT OFF.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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TheBossQ

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

Wow. Very nice! That was extremely kind of her. Blog some pictures when you get a chance!

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 1246 days ago

Mike,
I think your passion of making more crosses has just started from a gift from God. I still remember how thoughtful you are in giving such scrolled sewn crosses free and now the return is bigger as expected.
Be safe and keep it going.
God Bless,

-- Bert

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GaryD

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#4 posted 1246 days ago

Wow!!!!! That doesnt happen very often. Good score, and I think she probably enjoyed the hug too!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 1245 days ago

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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patron

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#6 posted 1245 days ago

must be all those crosses

someone noticed your need

and the call went out

‘let cosmo be rewarded
put him back to work’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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GMman

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#7 posted 1245 days ago

That is very nice and very kind of her.
I am the same way as you on Craftman tools.

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rance

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#8 posted 1245 days ago

Mike, You have been blessed. I’m sure she knows you will care for it as it should be, and do many good things with it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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steviep

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#9 posted 1245 days ago

Great score! I just bought a cordless drill a month ago from craftsman and last weekend I am looking over the tag on it and I see “made in china” under the UPC. First buck knives and now craftsman. My Father must be rolling in his grave.

Anyway, I am on the anti-craftsman bandwagon. Again congrats on your saw.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1245 days ago

an excalibur wauw…..you deffently aspire to be the sucker of the week…..drool

congrat´s you finely got some luck … and we all envy you…..LOL
that is going to be hard to exchange such a thoughtfull gesture from her
good luck with it , may it serve you well

take care
Dennis

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JuniorJoiner

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#11 posted 1245 days ago

Never heard of a scrollers guild having officers before.
that saw is one sweet score, be sure the lady gets something nice produced by it.(good karma)
congrats

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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David Craig

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#12 posted 1245 days ago

Congrats Cozmo. Sounds like Faye had a great appreciation for your work and gave you the boost you needed. I had a 16 inch Craftsman and moved up to a Dewalt a few months ago. Pretty surreal experience isn’t it? When you no longer feel like you are riding a jack hammer when you make those cuts :)

Enjoy!

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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twokidsnosleep

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#13 posted 1245 days ago

Good fortune!
Now make her something really special

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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ratchet

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#14 posted 1245 days ago

He shoots he scores!!! Shweet.
A rare event.

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tdv

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#15 posted 1245 days ago

I think God just smiled on you Mike & may all your work on it be blessed. Thanks for sharing your blessing
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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