New Tool, Thank You Etsy!!!

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Blog entry by MrsN posted 02-18-2010 08:06 PM 7530 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eventually this story gets me a “new” scroll saw, but the fun is in the journey or something like that.

After Christmas I created an Etsy account and listed a few jewelry pieces. Not much happened but I got a few “hearts” and views, so I was happy with it. Then one day I get a message from someone saying they were an editor of a local paper and wanted to feature me in an artist feature. I was a little surprised and thought it sounded a little like a scam, but since they weren’t asking for much out of me (and it passed a quick google check of the paper and its editors names) I decided to contact the lady. She responded with some questions for me to answers and asked for a couple of pictures, and I sent her the info.
About a week later my mother-in-law calls me (very excited) saying I was in the paper, I had forgotten to tell her that I would be in the paper so it was a total surprise to her. And I wasn’t sure when it would be in, so it was a surprise to me as well. In case you are interested the article can be found here.
All of that was pretty cool, but then I got an email from another lady. She told me she was a widow and her late husband was an avid woodworker and she had an office full of old books, a shed full of cedar and a few machines, would I be interested in anything? Again I did a quick google search on names and they appeared valid so I gave the lady a call. A few phone calls later I went over to her house (Husband in tow, just in case).
The lady had lots of books, lots of out door furniture patterns and home building and old architecture topics. All very interesting, and I promised to come back and pick up some cedar when I get around to building a bird feeder or outdoor furniture. But my favorite thing was a Hegner Scroll Saw. The saw is as old as I am (build in 1984) but runs beautifully. It isn’t going to replace my beloved Hitachi saw, but I have officially started a collection of scroll saws.

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 08:48 PM

Great story. Great luck. What is an etsy account? Never heard of it.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 09:04 PM

Nice article and a surprise scroll saw find. What could be better? Wishing you luck on your art woodworking journey.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 09:16 PM

Etsy is a website for selling handmade stuff. jewelry, knitting, painting, and lots of other stuff. Check it out at or better yet, check out mine! my URL will direct you to my etsy site.

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 09:29 PM

congrat´s with both the scroll and the article
you deffently aspire for the hall of fame
that Miss Debbie posted something abaut


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#5 posted 02-19-2010 12:49 AM

wow, that is old. heck, I was old in 1984. I guess I’m older than old, hehehehehe.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 02:48 AM

Great story

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 09:00 PM

Isn’t life filled with great adventures and surprises???

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 11:42 PM

Wow, that was quite a gift. Congratulations.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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