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PRESENTERS
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Norm Nichols spoke to the Club about techniques for scrollsawing. Steve Wavro also offered some good tips. Norm opened his talk with a few important safety tips, for example, do not place fingers in front of blade.  

Some tips to keep in mind from Norm and Steve:

install and use a footswitch,

use a regular blade for longer cuts,

use a spiral blade for the more jagged lines,

slow down and use sharp blades so you don't have to push,

buy a scrollsaw with variable speed and ease of blade changing.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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  Andy Anderson describes how his Ripping Guide allows a woodworker to rip a straight line on a board that does not have a straight edge. T-tracks are screwed into grooves in the plywood base.

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  Steve Dittrich explains how his tool can be used either for creating heat to start a fire or for hand drilling ---hmmmm...I think I'd prefer a Yankee screwdriver.

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Two of Richard's pens are made from the antlers of a Tennessee White-Tailed Deer.  The middle pen is turned from Bethlehem olive wood.

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   The completed futon bed was a bit too big to bring to the meeting so Mark Bolinger brought in a side piece and provided a slide show on how he constructed the futon.  The bed is made of red oak.    
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