A friend asked if I could make a name plate for his wife's desk out of wood. He showed me a couple of examples that he liked. I said I'd give it a go. This is the first time I have ever used a scroll saw. My FIL gave me one about 8 years ago and I stuck it in a cabinet and never fooled with it until today. I do realize now why he gave it to me. It's not a very good one! I only had one blade and it wasn't very sharp. I broke it once, but lucky for me it broke right at the very end. Here's my attempt at cutting out letters and the piece of wood they'll be glued to. The aren't as rough as they look I sanded them and left the sanding dust. Be gentile my friends!