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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: 9/29/2017 5:36:26 PM

The "Artistry in Wood" show in Wilmington, OH.
showcases some of the top carvers in the country.

In an effort to combine carving and Intarsia we will have a booth set up next to Ray Seymore from Seyco Sales and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine and Judy Gale Roberts, she will have a demonstration "Intro to Intarsia" at 3:00 on Saturday. Ray will be there demonstrating his new Seyco Scroll Saw.

Posted: 9/29/2017 5:26:49 PM
One of our members is hosting:

2017 Scroll Saw Artist Challenge

Contest is from October 1 - October 31, 2017 (go to the challenges page on the menu bar)
Lead Sponsor by Bear Woods
10% off orders over $25, use coupon code-CLOCKS2017

Information and Rules:
The contest is open to outside the USA. However, some prizes may only be available inside the USA due to Customs and Shipping Regulations beyond the sponsors' control.

Project must be created on a Scroll Saw. Any materials such as wood, Corian, plastic, etc. may be used so long as it is cut on a Scroll Saw. Finish for entry is of the contestant's choice.

The 2017 contest theme is Clocks.
No Laser Cutters or CNC Machines allowed.
You must be subscribed to Simply Wooden Creations on YouTube.
Only one entry per channel/person.

Create a build video no longer than ten minutes in length and submit the video link to Subject line must contain the words 2017 Contest. Video title Must be labelled Simply Wooden Creations Scroll Saw Contest 2017. Contestants are also asked to provide any other information they feel may aid in contacting them if needed. Address, phone numbers, etc. All information provided will not be shared and will only be used for contest communications.
If a video camera cannot be used contestant may submit a picture video of the build. A picture video is pictures taken during the build and arranged in order and converted to video. However, entry must be in video format.
Contest runs from October 1 thru the 31st, 2017. Videos must be submitted before 11:59 pm EST October 31st 2017.

The top three winners will have their choice of prizes and will be notified by email the week of (to be decided) and must reply by email, their choice, by (to be decided), or another runner up winner will be chosen for those prizes. Winners and their prize selection will be announced (to be decided) on my show "Let's Talk Shop with Russ" on YouTube. During the show there will also be a random drawing for the other contestants for the remaining prizes so everyone will have a chance to win.

*** Simply Wooden Creations reserves the right to modify the rules, dates, times etc. as needed do to unforeseen circumstances ***

Judging Criteria:

Interpretation/Clarity of the theme

There will be a panel of judges to be determined.

Posted: 9/14/2017 2:07:54 PM
Welcome Larry West and Ron Raff to our board of directors and Lee Neiden as our Editor.

Please help them get settled in and send Lee any articles or tips for our winter issue he will be working on as his 1st publication for us.

Don't forget we have our election in our fall issue, ballot also on here. Hal Shearer is running and we have one spot open, Brad Anderson is unable to run. If you're interested in joining our team, send name and resume to myself and our webmaster, Rick Hutcheson.
Posted: 9/9/2017 6:37:03 PM
To all our members, hello. I need to make some clarifications about some statements I made during the Charles Dearing/Russ Clarity show on Sept. 1, 2017 on you tube.

The 1st is about the upcoming election. Every October, a ballot appears in our SAWDust for either 1 or 2 positions for board member(s). This year, we have 2 positions up for election. They are currently filled by Bradly Anderson and Hal Shearer. Hal has submitted his resume for election and Bradly has informed us he is not running for election but will finish out his term to Dec 31, 2017. Both Bradly and Hal were appointed to their current positions in Feb of this year. Hal Shearer and write-in will appear on the ballot unless people submit a resume to myself and the webmaster.
There are two ways to vote. The 1st will be a ballot included in the newsletter. Simply check the line of your choice and fold, tape, and mail to the address printed on the back side of the ballot. The address belongs to our election Judge, Clara Gideon.
The other way to vote will be on our website. Go to Inside SAW, then select BOD election. Our election Judge will tally up all votes mailed to her and all votes placed on the website. The newsletter will have all the voting information in it.
During our November BoD meeting, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, we will be told the results of the vote and will post on the website and in the minutes of our meeting.

Another clarification needed to be made is about our patterns from SAWDust appearing on the website. While all patterns are there, not all are individually listed. The ones that have not been scanned and named individually yet, are grouped together under the issue they appear in. Once scanned and named, they will appear individually.
If there is an issue of SAWDust missing, that too is due to not being scanned yet. We are working on both of these projects as part of updating the website.
Other behind the scenes things are going on to the website. These must be done first prior to the cosmetic changes taking affect. Should you have ideas, or comments, please email me.

Another clarification is about the member directory. Under Member Tools, go to locate members. Here you can type in a persons name and see if they are a member or see where that member lives.
What was added is the ability to bring up the directory of all members alphabetically. This list is not for distribution.
Should you want to find members located through a state, this can still be done in the locate member section. Just type in the initials of the state of inquiry.

I hope this clears up any comments I made that were confusing or not understood.

Posted: 5/23/2012 11:23:40 AM
Hello to all our members.

Anyone interested in being appointed as a board member or applying for the position of Editor, there is still time. You have until Midnight Monday, Sept 11, 2017.

Email or

If you are interested in the election for a board member position coming up October, email your resume to my self or the webmaster.

I would like to welcome the 13 new/reactivated members (1 from the United Kingdom) as a result of appearing on Charles Dearing/Russ Clarity social media live show on Fri, Sept 1, 2017.

We had fun and I was able to answer some viewer questions.

I would like to also thank Lee Neiden for having me on his social media live shows as well. It is very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend.

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.

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