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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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A few weeks back I acquired a Dewalt 788 scroll saw at a great price and have been playing around trying to learn a little something about scrolling. Several days ago I grabbed a 2X4 and a little scrap of cedar and whipped out the little 4 section box with a lid. Certainly not the best of jobs, but not bad for someone who never turned on a scroll before The oldest grumpa boy laid claim to it before I really even got it finished.

Today I tried making a couple of name plates for more practice. I had a little 3/4" SYP laying in the scrap pile and printed the grumpa boy's names out from a little donationware program I found and went to work. Thank goodness for AC in the shop with these mid 90's tmeps we are having already.

Try not to be too critical on this first time scroller and slow learner.
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Man Bob that is great. Some times I think we just have too much fun having fun. BTW I am sooooo thankful the shop is in the basement these day of 90+. The shop is not hooked into the AC and it still stays in the mid to high 70's, with fans running it is great. Walked out into the garage and about fainted dead away!!

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hi Bob

looks great! i would say you definitely got the hang of the scrollsaw.

i too am glad i have air conditioning in my shop, but the temps here are 103 today! it is styfling outside!

we leave for panama city to meet the kids and grandkids tuesday. the temps there have actually been cooler and some showers are forecast. i really wont mind a few showers,lol

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Amazing Bob, I've had a scroll saw for about five years and haven't managed to actually make anything with it, just trimming after routing.


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Looks good to me Bob. I have a question for you. How many blades does it take to make the box?

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I think you did a great job. The DW788 is a great saw. My shop is in the basement and I can't imagine not working in AC. I guess I am spoiled.


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