About three months ago, I purchased a scrollsaw to add to my small collection of tools. Now it has become my favorite tool to use. Easy to set up, turn it on and scroll for a few minutes or hours. Also, I think I have picked up the techniques of this tool faster than any other.
I have completed about five projects (some posted here) and have a list of many more I want to try. One of the greatest things I have fount is Steve Good’s blog and pattern site. Once I found that, with all the videos and patterns I was off on my first several projects.
I am trying to get into pattern design. Seems simple enough but learning Corel Draw is not all that easy on the fly. One of the most interesting, and at first furstrating, things was finding gool usable clip-art. The other day I ran across a paper by Shelia Landry, another very nice and helpful person, and she used the word “stencil”. That was the search word I have been looking for.
I am still trying to learn which blade to use and when. I break a lot more blades that I should. Also, need to fine tune my cutting as I still have a lot of clean up to do.
I have found a large number of books at Half Priced Books (store and on-line) and any of the Speilman books are worth the price.
This fall I will attempt to be in several craft shows. I have several friends helping me on that one. I did a few craft projects last fall but just donated them to our Church.
More on scrolling later – have a great day
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.