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Rick Hutcheson, Scrollsaw Expert

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Production scrolling became Rick's passion

Production scrolling became Rick's passion

While working with Meredith Corporation and WOOD Magazine, Rick became the cut-wood supplier for many of their crafting publications. This became one of the largest operations one could dream of, with over 300 multi-piece ornaments being cut daily for numerous publications. It was in completing these daily orders that Rick developed a scrollsaw speed averaging three to four times the normal craftsman.

Rick's own website about scrollsawing offers free videos, reviews, tips, and technical articles on maintenance and repair. Having purchased old 19th century catalogs on scrollsaw patterns, he has over 2000 full size Victorian patterns available online. Information is offered for anyone interested in working with scrollsaws, and there is a section of the website dedicated to the 200 antique saws in his personal collection. Rick enjoy passing along everything he has learned from this craft to other interested individuals.

Rick's passion is summed up in his own words, "After all this time, I believe my biggest problem is knowing when I am cutting for work and when I am cutting for pleasure."

Rick Hutcheson
Grimes, Iowa

For more information please visit Rick's website, and stop the WOOD Store for Scrollsaw articles and plans.


Comments (1)
teddytwombly wrote:

This article on Rick Hutcheson and scroll sawing and all his comments and advice are EXCELLENT! I've just started using a scroll saw. Reading Rick's input and watching his short "how to" videos has "fired me up" on trying new more detailed pieces. I'm glad I bought a DeWalt DW788 instead of a $100 saw. I've saved Rick's website. Thank you very much.

5/15/2015 12:55:01 AM Report Abuse

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