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ok so I pick up my scroll saw tomorrow. for those already doing it, do you have any recommendations on books or sites to download patterns? I have a few personal things in mind but beyond that id like to see whats out there already published to see if something sparks an idea or interest for me. yes i know i can do a google search and find many pics and such but imo they do me no good. if im gonna look at it i want the pattern, I guess im being pickey in that regard.

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There are 2 sites to look into. Steve Good has a ton of free patterns on his site. And scrollsaw village has some good info also . There is other sites but these 2 are safe and free. Hope this helps. I have done patterns from both of them and enjoyed it tremendously.
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There are 2 sites to look into. Steve Good has a ton of free patterns on his site. And scrollsaw village has some good info also . There is other sites but these 2 are safe and free. Hope this helps. I have done patterns from both of them and enjoyed it tremendously.
Wayne, thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

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You can also make your own patterns by downloading a program called Paint.Net from Cnet.com. Then open a photo , then under the Image menu choose Flip Horizontal. Then, under Effects menu, choose Artistic - Pencil Sketch and then adjust the pencil size and range until you get the amount of detail you want. It works well for me.
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X2 on Steve Good's site, LOTs of info there. Patrick Speilman has some good books. Rick Hutcheson has a good site also Rick's Scrollsaw. I've bought quite a few books from Fox Chapel Publishing Scroll Saw. For blades try Mike's Workshop Mike's Workshop selling Flying Dutchman brand fret and scrollsaw blades. I like the Flying Dutchman blades, others have their own preference.
Have fun with the saw! What kind did you buy?
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X2 on Steve Good's site, LOTs of info there. Patrick Speilman has some good books. Rick Hutcheson has a good site also Rick's Scrollsaw. I've bought quite a few books from Fox Chapel Publishing Scroll Saw. For blades try Mike's Workshop Mike's Workshop selling Flying Dutchman brand fret and scrollsaw blades. I like the Flying Dutchman blades, others have their own preference.
Have fun with the saw! What kind did you buy?
Ted, thank you for the suggestions. Unlike my bandsaw purchase I went with an "entry level" saw and picked up a new craftsman for $92. I saved about $20 because I purchased online instead of going to the store a mile away. I have never used a scroll saw before but I figured I would test the waters and if need be when this one dies then I will upgrade.

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yes i know i can do a google search and find many pics and such but imo they do me no good. if im gonna look at it i want the pattern,
So? No prob. You do a search for free scrollsaw patterns. Should wind up with a ton of them.

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So? No prob. You do a search for free scrollsaw patterns. Should wind up with a ton of them.
Theo, based on the suggestions above I've found somethings for sure, I also searched around barnes and noble and found some books by Patrick Spielman (not sure if that's the correct spelling), I have one of his sign making books and he has several published scroll sawing books. I am sure somewhere down the road I will be ordering one or more of them.

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X3 on Steve Good's site; can't speak highly enough of Mike's Flying Dutchman blades.

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board has lots of Scrollsaw advice and patterns, and another great bunch of woodworkers, of the scrolling persuasion.

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X3 on Steve Good's site; can't speak highly enough of Mike's Flying Dutchman blades.

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board has lots of Scrollsaw advice and patterns, and another great bunch of woodworkers, of the scrolling persuasion.
I did find that site and have it book marked. one of these days ill register

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