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So just recently I picked up a scroll saw and I know @RickyMcGrath did too, Wigwag gave me some great ebooks and stuff to get going and so far so good, so I figured we should get a general thread going, advice, projects, suggestions etc..  have fun with this one!

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Great Idea Jimbo! I have the DeWalt 788, it's considered by many scrollers, the best saw for the price, because the next step up, an Excalibur is 2x the money. 

 

I been scrolling for about 10 years, I mostly make name plates, intarsia, toys, and puzzles. I will put together a list of useful links, and post them here.

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14 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

This is cool, make your own tones and tailor to how you like it to sound

pretty much and there is a free app for android or apple to calibrate the cords....

 

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As mentioned, below are some links that I use, will add more has I remember them.

 

http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/forum - Friendly forum like here at TIA - Also has a ton of videos in the Village University

 

http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com - Huge Pattern Library, also has some on-line software to make name plate and keychain name patterns.  There is a forum there, but I am not fond of the style, the folks are friendly though.

 

https://mikesworkshop.com/collections/blades - Best blade around, I mostly use UR #5 and UR #3 and the puzzle blades.  I just received some spiral blades that allow you to cut in any direction, but have not tried them yet.

 

http://www.vectorportal.com - One of the many places to find vector graphics

 

http://www.intarsia.net/e-book/Intarsia101.htm - If you want to have a try at Intarsia, which is my favorite.

 

http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/wiki/index.php?title=Software  - List of software for pattern design

 

On YouTube, check out Gwinnett Woodworkers Scrollsawing Playlist, and other woodworking videos.

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I forgot to mention, most scrollers use Baltic Birch Plywood, unless doing Intarsia.  When I first started out, I purchased this from Woodcraft.

 

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/142935/baltic-birch-scroll-saw-pack.aspx

 

If you like, I can also share some wood suppliers I use. But I usually shop around for each project, and there are a few good E-Bay sellers out there. 

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Tip - Make sure the blade is not upside down when using reverse tooth blades. 

So far so good, HD just had some junk ryobi pinned blades I didn't care for, I grabbed some Bosch pinless just to make sure they work before I order the ones you suggested

Jimbo

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4 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

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Oldie but goldie, although I should probably take better care of it than in my basement, nest to some salt bags , eeek

What the heck is wrong with you!!! :lol:

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14 hours ago, LarryS said:

What the heck is wrong with you!!! :lol:

Yeah yeah I'm on it, i'm getting it out of there today!

3 hours ago, WigWagWorkshop said:

 

That would be a fun restoration project

Exactly, it works quite well, i've used it to cope baseboard and i need a new power cord, clean it up, probably take apart the upper spring mechanism and clean and relube, and a few minor things, I really want to start using it more

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