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Whether you are interested in Fretwork, Marquetry, or Intarsia; whether you work in wood, or other mediums; whether you design your own patterns or use available patterns; no matter what brand of scroll saw you use; no matter where in the world you are located, the Scrollsaw Association of the World is for YOU!

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Posted: 8/27/2018 3:01:31 PM

Its SAW Election Time Again - Hey Members the SAW BOD election is here to ger yourself placed on the Ballot please send your interest and resume to the SAW BOD for approval to be added to the BALLOT for this spring / summer election results will be in Fall SAWDust.

Open BOD Spots Include:

BOD Member Spot

The President Position is also up for election but Richard Lee Neiden will be running for re election if there is anyone who would want to run against me please fill out your resume and send it to BOD for approval to be added to the ballot.

Please consider joining the BOD. However keep in mind the BOD is alot of work and you must have both time and patience to dedicate to SAW & the BOD. This BOD is active and we expect our members to be active on it. Please keep this mind when considering joining thanks.


Lucille Anita (Hiester) Brooke, 80, went home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2019. Born October 17, 1938 in Reading, PA to Paul & Verna C. (Boyer) Hiester. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Harry L. Brooke on February 4, 2012, and her daughter Kathleen Marie Billy on June 10, 2012. Lucy is survived by several Nieces and Nephews. A graduate of Reading High School in 1956, Lucy was a member of the A Capella choir. She worked for many years at Jackson Rope Corp, C.H. Briggs Hardware, Godiva Chocolatier, AWI Wholesale, last working at HMG Reading until her retirement.

Lucy enjoyed training her Great Danes in obedience, tracking and the breed ring. Together they visited many nursing homes and hospitals doing therapy work. She was also actively involved in training obedience dogs with the Berks County Dog Training Club. Then she developed a love for the scrollsaw and the lathe. Woodworking became a part of her life. Very involved in Scrollsaw Association of the World, she organized several local and international events for this group.

Lucille filled the rest of her time in the flower garden, maybe a few vegetables, sewing and needle crafts of all kinds, making jewelry with beads turned on the lathe and objects cut on the scrollsaw and playing with her “N” gauge train yard installed in a coffee table. For relaxation, she could be found playing a keyboard and singing along. She also enjoyed attending and serving her church, Calvary Baptist Church of Reading. In addition to her memberships of the Berks County Dog Training and Scrollsaw Association of the World, she also belonged to the Penn-Jersey Scrollers and Tri-County Scrollers and the American Association of Woodturners.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Pastor Russell E. Weidel will officiate. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Twp. Viewing Friday from 9-10 AM.

Hello Members its is with a sad heart that I must inform you all that
my friend and former President Lucille Brooke has passed away. She was a friend to many of us in SAW and she was a great friend and mentor to me as well. She will be missed. Im asking for prayers and hugs for her and her family at this time. If anyone has any photos or fun stories or anything they would like to share please send them to me as we are working on a memorial in SAWDust for her.


According to SAW bylaws we are supposed to have annual meeting of the members. AKA the SAW Expo. Since SAW can not afford to do a full expo this year we will be using a conference room at the North Eastern Ohio Scroll SAW expo hosted by Richard Lee Neiden. THIS IS NOT A SAW EXPO but WE WILL MEET HERE thus fulfilling our year 501C obligation. I will be hosting the small expo and I have offered to give SAW a room to host our meetings in.


The North Eastern Ohio Scroll Saw & Woodworking Expo will be held on May 31st and June 1st. At the Quirk center in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. All SAW Members that want to attend our meeting are encouraged to attend.

For information and to sign up for the North Eastern Ohio Expo please go
to the event page below :


Members, I have decided to stay as President and The home office and treasurer spots are open. Tracy has stepped down. So the home office position is open.

Tracy is stepping down from home office but staying on as treasurer for now.Larry is steppng down WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO RUN THE Home office and be treasurer and secretary so if anyone wants to take it on contact myself or a BOD member. Bear Gohr will stay on BOD and has now been moved to VP to fill Larry’s spot.


All members can contact us and telll us if they would like to receive their SAWDust in print or in PDF Digital format. This is a service we now offer to all members if you want to get your SAWDust in PDF contact us today and let us know.

Members you can download and print all the back issues of SAWDust in PDF directly from this website. Go to Publications then SAWDust Archive then select the issue you want and it will open and you can Download it to your computer.


The SAW EXPO 2020 is canceled due to low funds. Sorry Folks.

SAW Members,

You will notice some changes have been put into place with SAWDust this year.SAWDust was losing over $ 700.00 a year for SAW. This is because our membership is at 300 and not 1000 as in years past. We needed to make some adjustments to how we print SAWDust. The first adjustment you will notice is that SAWDust will be going to an all black and white format and it will have between 24 and 32 pages instead of 42 pages. The BOD DID NOT WANT to make these changes but we could not continue to lose over $ 700.00 a year. The BOD is hoping that these changes can stop the bleeding and we believe they will. But I wanted to take this opportunity to tell the you the members about these changes.


To All Members,

You will notice that alot of the information in these boxes was erased we had a small server issue the day before yesterday and they got erased I will be working on getting the important information back. Also if you were having trouble logging in this is why. Its been fixed and we are working to re add the information.

Posted: 6/12/2018 11:35:12 AM
Hey Everyone as of yesterdays BOD meeting I'm the acting SAW President. I am honored to be voted in by the BOD. It's my hope to take over where Misty left off. I have some truly big shoes to fill. Misty had to step down due to some health issues. We wish her a speedy recovery and continued health. I will be taking over and if anyone needs anything please don't hesitate to ask. It's my hope that SAW can continue to grow and continue to thrive and be the best it can be for each and every member.
Posted: 9/9/2017 6:37:03 PM

Local Chapters are in place or are being founded in many areas of  the country. Members of Chapters are the enthusiastically addicted scrollers from a geographic area. All scrollers are invited to join and share their knowledge with the group. New scrollers can learn from the combined experience of the group's members. This is your opportunity to join in and explore the advantages of membership in this growing and vital Association.

Your membership will immediately give you a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, SAW Dust, and a copy of our current annual Resource Directory. These publications will enhance your scrolling, enlarge your community, and give you a valuable start to learning more about this wonderful craft. You can explore many of these benefits on these pages, but you will not have the full benefit of membership until you join the Scrollsaw Association of the World.

Join now and become a part of this growing community!


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