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Project by shopmania posted 380 days ago 2805 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted me to make these for her upcoming wedding. I had an old 16” Craftsman scroll saw I got from my MIL, and I had cut a few shapes on it. However, it is a pin type, and is very difficult to put the blade thru a hole for inside cuts. After an evening of relearning all the bad words I knew, I decided to go ahead and order the DeWalt 20” DW788. What a difference! So much easier to move the blade for fretwork, bigger throat REALLY helped for these (20×26”) , much less vibration, and the blower actually works.

I got the work light and a dead man foot switch too, which I’m really glad I got both of those. Thanks to all the LJ’s who posted review and comments about their scroll saw experiences. It really helped me make a decision. I’m very happy with this purchase, and see many more scroll projects i my future. Apparently these monograms are very popular nowadays.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 380 days ago

Great job and a nice tool upgrade. Did you break any blades during the process of this cut out?

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 380 days ago

Not a bad first attempt, looks pretty good!
I like the design. As you practice your line continuity will improve.
But very well done for a first go at it.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#3 posted 380 days ago

Hey everyone has to start somewhere :) I do all of my scroll work on a Dremel 16in. 2 speed so I know what you’re going through. And yes lol I relearned all my bad language when I first started scrolling as well. Keep it up and you can only improve :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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#4 posted 380 days ago

Great start to a fun filled life of scrolling

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 380 days ago

Well done for a first time scroll saw….like snoman said have to start some where…you have to be happy with that result…:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 380 days ago

Great job on the scrollwork I like it.

-- Todd

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 380 days ago

Super neat job, Tim!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 379 days ago

Very nice. We welcome to the addiction!

-- christopheralan

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