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Hi all from Andy G from Cornwall in the UK

Untill 24 months ago I was the engineering manager for a large pharmaceutical company, I specialised in very low volume liquid handling robotics. In 2012 the company I had worked for relocated to Loughborough in the midlands and so I decided to start my own picture framing business, a complete change of direction for me. The business is based at Delabole in North Cornwall England, 1 mile from the atlantic coast. After nearly a year planing and retraining I started trading in as Edgemoor Framing in May 2012. November 2013 I aquired a scroll saw to enable me to carry out a specific job for a small business in Falmouth, one of my regular customers. My wife then gave me a book for christmas "Box making on the scroll saw" with plans for some baeutifull wooden trinket and jewlery boxes. I was amazed to see what could be made with the scroll saw and decided it would make a good hobby. Some of the plans were quite complicated for a novice like me so reasearching on the web seemed like the best idea. I am brand new to scroll sawing and box making although I do now work with many different woods in my picture framing work. I came across the Carving Path while browsing the web looking for suppliers of hard woods in the sort of quantities I would need for box making. I have never joined a forum before and was hoping to pick up some pointers and useful tips from the members.

Thanks for reading

Andy G

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Welcome Andy,

 

The web site in the link focuses on power tool use. Power tools are useful especially with the beginning of a piece. Using hand tools for detail and refinement, after roughing out the concept with power tools, is where the magic happens.

 

Janel

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Yes, something simple is a good place to start. We learn from each piece, I still do learn and look forward to it. Asking questions, to yourself or to us on the forum, can be helpful. You can also try to divine information from the SEARCH function from the eight full years of the forum's archives.

 

Best wishes to your explorations,

 

Janel

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