Many people love to scrollsaw for hours at a time. But hunching over a saw for that long can give you a stiff neck and shoulders.

Set up your scrollsaw work station for comfort. First, get a swivel chair and raise it higher than you normally sit. Then, tip the back of your scrollsaw up with a block of wood so that the saw sits at about a 10° angle. (Be sure to bolt the saw to the block and the block to your table or bench.) In this position, you won't need to lean over the saw to work, and your muscles and joints will thank you for it. You also can attach a dust-collection box below the table to make cleanup easier.
—Allen Salfer, Atlantic Beach, Fla.