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Cozmo35

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06-14-2010 07:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question scroll saw scrollworking

I have been scrolling for 2 years. My wife bought me a scroll saw for Christmas in 08 and I haven’t looked back. I joined our local scroll saw club called the DFW Scrollers and jumped in with both feet. I’ve come across a few fellow scrollers on LJ, but I’d like to know how may of us there are out there and where you are from.

I live in Garland, TX. (I can throw a rock and hit Dallas).

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


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Woodenwizard

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 08:35 PM

I love to scroll. Too bad work gets in the way of my fun, lol. I have been scrolling for about 8 years now. I have a dewalt scroll saw but am looking into getting an excaliber. My daughter wants my dewalt. I live in Erie, CO just north of Denver.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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richgreer

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 09:06 PM

i own a pretty good scroll saw – but that does not make me a scroller. I admire people who can scroll well, but I just don’t have the patience.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 09:31 PM

I am primarily a scroller, and have found that lots of people here do many different types of woodworking, including some scrolling. I started a daily blog here and I have had a lot of positive response from it from woodworkers of all different types. I have only been here a couple of weeks, but I have already learned a great deal and made some new friends. It seems I have had to work some extra time into my day just to talk with everyone and read and learn. I think you should give it a try – what do you have to lose?

Hope to see you again,

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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schloemoe

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 10:17 PM

I’ve had a scroll saw for about 15 yr. but I’m no good at it I lack patience as well…....................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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littlecope

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 10:41 PM

I’ve been Scroll Sawing since “92 and the SS continues to be the work horse of the shop for me and my small projects…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Dano46

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 11:18 PM

My scroll saw may set un-used for months at a time. Then one day I look up at the ole girl in the corner and fire it up. Nothing serious, just goofing around.
It is fun though. I don’t have a lot of patience for the fancy stuff. Or talent either as far as that goes.

-- You can't trust a dog to guard your food.

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pvwoodcrafts

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 01:21 AM

I only occasionally hop on a scroll saw , however my wife scrolls full time.

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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ArtistryinWood

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 02:03 AM

Been Scrolling for 15 years, it’s my occasional obsessive hobby. I live in Midland, Ontario In the Great White North.

(I can throw a rock and hit my neighbors window)

Andrew

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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MrsN

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#9 posted 06-15-2010 03:47 AM

I am a scroller, I got my first scroll saw 2 years ago and have loved every moment. I live in Minnesota.
You have made some awesome things, congrats on your recent award.
MrsN

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Alexander

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 03:50 AM

Great job on getting 2nd. place in scroll work.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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closetguy

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#11 posted 06-15-2010 07:23 AM

I use to be obsessive with scroll saw work about 10 years ago. I did mostly elaborate Victorian fretwork boxes and baskets and spent untold hours at it. I haven’t used my scroll saw in about 9 years now. I just got burned out on it and lost interest. I would start every day about 6 PM with the intention to work for a couple of hours and next thing I knew, it would be 3 AM. It was almost like being hooked on drugs.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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some1intheUS

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#12 posted 06-15-2010 07:39 AM

Been scroll sawing and pattern making for about 3 years now.

My cutting blog is located here

http://scrollinusawoodworking.blogspot.com/

and my pattern blog is located here

http://hoviousscrollsawworks.blogspot.com/

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TJ65

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 08:57 AM

I have had a scrolllsaw of one description or another for about 15 years but had a few years here and there when it got no work at all for one reason or another.
Now I have a decent one and love using it, however having been a member of LJ’s for a while now, it has whet the appetite for woodworking in general, so the scrollsaw isn’t my only passion anymore! Love the fine detailed work that can be done on it tho and it can be very therapeutic

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 06-15-2010 02:14 PM

ScrollinUSA, you have a very nice website! Keep up the good work!

closetguy, Get hooked again! Get the kids involved!

Theresa, You are right! It can be therapeutic. For me it TEACHES patients.

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

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MICHAEL CAMPASANO

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#15 posted 06-15-2010 03:56 PM

I have been scrolling for 20 years, bought a Hegner 18V back then and primarily used it for cutting small pieces for my whirligigs. I do all kinds of scrolling including Fretwork. It can be tedious at times but I love doing it.
I reside in Citrus Heights, Ca. in Sacramento County

Mike

-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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