If this deals works out...
There's a man in town that builds bird houses, garden arches, picnic tables, benches, lawn art, etc. Always has some out in his yard with price signs. We always wave to each other.
Saw him drying some painted pieces. Waved and walked on. Then thought to myself, maybe he had a bandsaw. I still have that burl that I need resawn. He didn't, but wanted to talk. So we did.
After a while talking, I noticed this lonely old scroll saw in a corner of his shop, covered in dust (not saw dust) and small pieces of wood stacked on it's table. I asked about it. He said he picked it up a a garage sale for $25 about three years ago. He never used it. Talking, he uses his jig saw and a scroll saw is a different skill set, so he never used it.
Seems he also wants to build 3 lighthouses, hexagonal with a taper from base to top, and cannot figure out how to cut them. He got the orders for them at the start of June and he can't figure out the math. I tried to explain to him how to cut them on a tablesaw, but he instead asked me how much it would be for me to cut them for him... 3 light houses, 8 sides each, 24 pieces, 48 compound miter cuts.
Light bulb came on. I told him I'd trade for the scroll saw. He said he'd think on that.
It looks to be a 17-18 inch throat and built to withstand a nuclear blast. Dark gray in color. Didn't get close enough to see what brand, as I wanted to mask "too" much interest. But in reality, I'm pretty excited about it... especially as a trade!