The Scroll Saw Lady

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Archive for October, 2008

Scroll Saw Clubs

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 21st October 2008

A great way to learn more about scroll sawing is by joining a scroll saw club.  There are many great chapters of scroll saw clubs across the USA.  Try a google search for scroll saw clubs or associations and you should be able to find one in your area.

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Magnets for Health

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 20th October 2008

I am still amazed at how well I am doing while wearing the magnets.  I have two bracelets and a necklace.  It has been probably two months now and I no longer have to wear my wrist braces at night for my carpal tunnel.  Used to be if I didn’t wear them I would be up in the middle of the night screaming with pain.  No Longer!!!  I kid you not!  I never take off my bracelets except to shower!

My necklace has taken away the stiff neck I get from either being on the computer or the scroll saw, my shoulders and neck feel good and I do not get headaches from the constant stress that was in my neck and shoulders!!!

I am a believer and would recommed to anyone with aches and pains to go and try magnetic jewelry, braces, wraps, whatever you choose, they are amazing!!

I can also recommend a great place to get your magnetic jewelry, they are called Energetix Magnetic Jewelry. Click on their add below and go check out all the cool jewelry they have.  Worn by many stars who also swear by the effects of magnetic jewelry.

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Webhostingpad Going Down The Drain

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 4th October 2008

I have been a huge fan of Webhostingpad as my own webserve for over a year now.  I have a number of websites and have always been very pleased with them and even promoted them to all my clientele.  But suddenly, not so much a fan any more.  I am not sure what is going on with them, maybe they are growing to fast and can’t keep up with the growth, but, their service sucks as of late.My websites are up and running, but I have not been able to get into it for days to do any work on them. I have not been able to work on the Scroll Saw Lady Website in a week.

 I have contact customer service several times and no one has gotten back to me.  This is not the Webhostingpad that I had come to love.

I am very disappointed in Webhostingpad and at this point would no longer recommend them to any of my clientele.  I will let you know how things go in the coming days and weeks, but right now stay clear of Webhostingpad.

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Keep Work Area Clean

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 4th October 2008

Keeping your work area clean is not always the first thing on your mind when you go out tot scroll saw, but it should be.

When I go out scrolling, there  tends to be a lot of scrap wood everywhere.  I have a  large trash can is behind me or to the side of the saw, so I have a place other than the floor to throw the scrap.

After some of the long sessions of scrolling you will probably need to sweep the sawdust off the floor or if you have a vacuum, it is time to vacuum too.

Remember your scrollsaw is a power tool and all of the safety precautions you use with other tools in the shop , should be followed on the scrollsaw too. Scrollsawing can be very relaxing, and it becomes easy to get careless unless you really think about what you are doing.  

Keep your work area clean so you can keep on scrolling for years to come.  Happy Scrolling!

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Air Quality In Your Shop

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 3rd October 2008

Believe it or not there is a lot of very fine dust generated by the scrollsaw. After cutting for awhile you will see the fine layer of dust on everything in the area. Just imagine now all of that dust you are breathing in!

And, remember that many of the wood species create a dust that can is toxic. The easiest way to protect yourself is to wear a dust mask. Make sure that it is a mask rated for sanding and woodworking.

Some people are allergic to even the dust of certain species of woods with just skin contact, so be careful around wood until you know if you are allergic to it or not.

Your scroll saw has a blower on it to clear the dust from the cutting line so you can see the line, but it blows that dust into the air. If you don’t like the idea of wearing a mask there are other ways to keep your breathing air clean.

One solution that I feel works best is to use a filter on a box fan.  Use any pleated furnace filter, on the incoming air flow side of your box fan, and put it behind your scrollsaw. It pulls the air away from you, into the fan behind the scrollsaw. This catches just about all the dust generated by the scrollsaw.

I am sure you can come up with other ways to filter the air you breathe, I would just suggest that you use something.  No sense risking your health when you can take some very simple steps to make your shop safer.

Happy Scrolling.

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