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Fred Wilson

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  1. Fred Wilson

    Choosing the Right Blade for the Job

    Great replies, guys - thanks
  2. I think your choice of blade for a particular job really is a personal choice with prior knowledge of your cutting habits. There are times where I will change sizes or type of blade during the cutting of a piece ! ie: long straight or slight curved lines vs tight inside cuts. Blade choice also depends on the speed of your saw, the thickness of the wood, and the hardness of the wood. OK - I don't think there is a hard and fast rule. Your style of cutting will choose your blade size and type.
  3. Fred Wilson

    Please Add Tags!

    I am happy to report that our Scrollsaw Forum members are doing an excellent job in adding tags to their threads. Thank you guys.
  4. Fred Wilson

    Updating a Pricing List

    I guess I'm living and working in the wrong geographical area. My usual scrolling hourly rate is "minimum wage". Now if someone comes into the shop and want something done, it's $20 / hour for non-scrolling work. Yeh, I have been told I have a "Walmart" attitude when it comes to pricing. This is my hobby, folks,not a business. The bucks we get covers expenses, buys more wood and equipment AND sends us on vacations each year (where we are right now). That's my 2% of a dollar for this scrollsaw topic. Have a great day, brothers.
  5. Fred Wilson

    Happy Independence Day

    Just had to add this one. https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA And this one from John Wayne https://www.youtube.com/embed/UFv-fqQ9D_Y?rel=0
  6. Fred Wilson

    Intarsia - Judy Gale Roberts' Studio

    And I see that she is an Excaliber lover. (Me too) Yes, she is super talented and her creations have won many awards.
  7. For our U.S. Navy guys. Found this and wanted to share it. Picture of Sailor Jerri, her YouTube Video, her song, and the lyrics - - - - enjoy The lyrics are shown in the video. If you would like a personal copy of the song and lyrics, they can be downloaded by clicking on the "mp3" and the "pdf" files at the bottom. HallelujahSailor Jerri - HALLELUJAH FINAL 1.mp3 HallelujahVeteransVersionLyrics.pdf
  8. Ron, really enjoyed this post. Thought I knew everything about the story. Learned more.
  9. Fred Wilson

    Remember the Stella Awards?

    THEY'RE BACK........... Stella Awards It's time again for the annual " Stella Awards"! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? These are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy. Here are the Stella's for this year: SEVENTH PLACE Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son. Start scratching! SIXTH PLACE * Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps. Scratch some more... FIFTH PLACE * Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish Keep scratching. There are more... Double hand scratching after this one.. · FOURTH PLACE * Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot. THIRD PLACE * Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. Only two more so ease up on the scratching. . *SECOND PLACE* Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure Ok. Here we go!! FIRST PLACE * This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000. PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home. If you think the USA court system is out of control, be sure to pass this one on.
  10. Fred Wilson

    Remember the Stella Awards?

    You get a great big 10-4 for this.
  11. Fred Wilson

    Air Force Command Center Plaque

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, interesting
  12. Fred Wilson

    I Have Three Projects Coming Up And Don't Know Which

    Lookin' good, patch - - I'm impressed
  13. Fred Wilson

    Working with scroll saw patterns

    WOW - we really got off topic in this thread. Title is "working with scroll saw patterns". How did we end up with donuts ? ? ? ? I think this thread has gone on long enough. No more posts unless it is ON TOPIC. Thanks
  14. Fred Wilson

    Air Force Command Center Plaque

    My only question is - - - why is the Army insignia show in the picture of the "Air Force Command Center" ? ? ? ? ? Love the idea, though
  15. Fred Wilson

    I Keep Returning To Mexico!

    Love the piece - Bocote ?
  16. Fred Wilson

    Birthday Salutations To.

    Thanks, guys - planning on enjoying more with y'all
  17. Fred Wilson

    Working with scroll saw patterns

    GO FOR IT We will be awaiting pictures of your hard work.
  18. Fred Wilson

    Lighted Village

    Just finished the latest "Lighted" project. This one is called the Lighted Holiday Village. Again, I'm just showing off. Taking it to a show in Dayton, TN this weekend to see what kind of interest I get. The project is about 24" long and includes walnut, maple, aromatic cedar, sephelle, oak (both white and red), and a couple others that I have probably forgotten. Picture not very good because I got too close to the project. Will try to be better later on. Above with the lights off Lights On
  19. Fred Wilson

    Lighted Village

    got that too but didn't think about about using it. thanks for the thought. Also, thank y'all for the kind words
  20. Fred Wilson

    How Do You End A Good Day In The Shop?

    Thank you, sire
  21. Fred Wilson

    How Do You End A Good Day In The Shop?

    For me it is a couple of Advil to call the muscle/bone aches and pains plus a smile on my face and a great feeling in the heart and sharing with my wife - - (54 years today)
  22. Fred Wilson

    I Have Three Projects Coming Up And Don't Know Which

    We just can not forget about our time in the service for our country - be it good or bad. Thank you for YOUR service. All three are completely different so we will be "expecting" in-process pictures.
  23. Fred Wilson

    Hail Mary

    I had just about the same amount of time in the one I made. Forgot how many pieces I cut in the project.
  24. Fred Wilson

    Hail Mary

    Gopher, just noticed - when did you make the Dome Clock? Another great project.

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