I have looked at scroll saws several times, but then I think about what you use it for and, really, I don't need one and would probably watch it gather dust while I regretted spending the money on a good one. The good ones are NOT cheap.
the 10 inch Rikon/WEN I got sits on a very small footprint stand, that is pushed against a wall, out of the way. For what I use it for, it is really convenient and worth the 1.5 sqft of floor space it occupies. I'm thinking of getting the blade guide for it from Carter, but not quite yet. The cabinet underneath stores lots of stuff. Sounds like you're feeling better and maybe back in the shop now and again. At any rate, I'm glad you're still around, you add a lot to the Forum.
Thank you for the very kind words and encouragement. The members of this forum have, like yourself, been of great help to me during my recovery time. I really have appreciated all of the encouragement.
The only negative thing that I can say about the forum is that it sure has cost me a lot of money. I seem to constantly be hearing about a tool that I didn't know existed before and after reading about it, just can't seem to live without it.
The term "Tool Junky" is often used on the forum and I have to admit that I certainly do fall into that category, but I'm not complaining. Any hobby costs money and in truth woodworking is not nearly expensive as lots of other endeavors.
Fortunately I have plenty of room for the tools and materials which is something that I am grateful for.
And yes, I'm planning ordering the Rikon 10" BS along with a Carter Stabilizer shortly after the first of the year. I have been waiting for the cotton crop to be harvested to get an idea of what the coming year is going to look like and am happy to say that we had an excellent crop, 33 modules off of 300 plus acres. A module is from ten to 11 bales and each bale weights just short of 500 lbs. That's a lot of cotton, near 85 tons.
Intil I moved to Texas, I did not understand the value of cotton, without it we, as a country, could not mobilize an army as cotton is an extremely important part of what is needed for so many things in fighting a war. We need to be "cotton indepentand" for that reason.
I'm rambling again so will close for now, but again thank you for making feel good about being part of the forum.