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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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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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Magnets For Carpal Tunnel

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 30th September 2008

I have been experimenting with the use magnets for my carpal tunnel for about a month now and have seen some marked improvements in both my carpal tunnel and in my neck pains and headaches.  Sitting at a scroll saw or computer for hours on end is bound to cause some pains now and again.  So, I wanted to find a way to help releave the aches and pains and stress I was putting on my body from sitting in the same position for hours.

I have a necklace and two bracelets, so you know just what I have been doing.  I don’t know about you, but, I do not like modern medicine all the pills they like to dispense on a whim.  I think society is getting sicker (I mean ill here, not the mental sickness that runs rampant also) because they have killed off their immune systems.

I am a teacher and have been for almost 20 years and have probably never had more then a handful of colds in my life time.  How do I accomplish that?  I never take medication for anything.  The cold will run it’s course and I will not die because of it.

Now, I am not saying that you do not need medication sometimes!  I actually had a bout with a very bad cold that had gone to my lungs once and I knew it was time to help.  But, medication once in a blue moon will not destroy your immune systems ability to fight colds.

If I can be around sniffling, sneezing, cough, and bugger ridden kids all day everyday and not get sick, maybe my theory holds some water!

I digress, I was going to tell you about my use of magnets.  I think they are amazing and can really help with some of life’s little pains. You should give them a try if you have little aches and pains.  One place I love to get my jewelry from is Energetix magnetic jewelry  they really have some beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Many Hollywood stars wear Energetix magnetic jewelry.  Ask actress Sharon Stone, celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, actor Ethan Hawke, or Academy Award Winning Director, Cathy Shulman, they may all tell you the same thing: Energetix magnetic jewelry makes a difference in their lives!

Actor Anthony Hopkins, who had for years suffered from shoulder pains, started experiencing relief after only two weeks of magnetic therapy. 

Retired Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who can’t say enough about the difference Energetix magnetic jewelry has made in his life. Comedian Dick Van Dyke had tried every available pill and treatment in an effort to cure his arthritis and did not experience relief until magnets came into his life. Perhaps one of the strongest endorsements of all comes from retired home run king Hank Aaron, who said, “Magnets make me feel like playing baseball again!”

Why not see how magnets can change your life.

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