I took at Scroll saw class at the guild today and now will have a whole new appreciation for the work some of you folks do here. I haven't used one since I was about 16 and my Dad's was an old Black and Decker that doubled as a hand numbing device, due to all the vibration.
I found it to be a totally different beast in how you work the piece and the blade with one another. I kept trying to force the blade left or right (like you can with a bandsaw), which of course doesn't work, and doesn't work well on a bandsaw either.
This is the book we were doing patterns from and that was recommended to get for starting out: https://www.amazon.com/Scroll-Saw-Wo.../dp/1565238494
The first piece is the bottom left one, an exercise in doing straight lines, curves, and turning on a dime, none of which I did well. The cat was an exercise of correcting a cut-out and practice backing the blade up to keep on the line, and the fish was one to do continuous cuts using loops to keep things flowing.