Leldon Maxcy (SAW Dust Editor)
What is SAW Dust:
"SAW Dust" is the official newsletter for the Scrollsaw Association of the World. The newsletter is published quarterly in
What information can be found here:
- Learn how to submit articles for publication
- Learn how to get your business advertised in the newsletter
- Read articles that have been previously published.
You can request a sample copy of SAW Dust by filling out the form on the right and then clicking on the button at the bottom to pay the $5 charge for the sample. When you join SAW, deduct the $5 from your membership dues and pay the balance. If you prefer not to use Pay Pal, you can send a check for $5 along with your name and address to
Sample SAW Dust
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Botkins, OH 45306
The newsletter is the primary means for the Association home office to communicate with its members. You will often find a note from the President of the Scrollsaw Association of the World to the members. There is always an article about the Local Chapters and what they are doing. This is where the first announcements of any new events or activities.
In October you will learn who your candidates are for positions on the Board of Directors. In January, the ballot for electing people to the Board of Directors is printed. You can order merchandise with the SAW logo from the newsletter. Occasionally, you will also find a survey where you can provide feedback to the Board of Directors on issues of interest to the Association.
In addition to news of the Association, you will also find some very useful articles on a variety of subjects. The newsletter is not filled with an over abundance of advertisers to distract you from your reading. But a very select group of advertisers are present to offer their wares to all of our members. Sometimes with specials that are only available to SAW members.
As we grow, we have ambitions of making the newsletter a very credible source of scrolling information. However, that does not mean that it will eventually change into the type of magazine that you are used to seeing. We have no ambitions of competing with any of the established scroll saw magazines in providing patterns primarily. What patterns we provide are a bonus, but they are not the primary purpose of the newsletter. Most of the patterns that we provide are designed by people who are new to the idea of designing, but want to try and see how their ideas are accepted. Some are provided by designers who have just a few ideas and do not want to go through the bother of trying to sell their designs, but would prefer to share them with people in this format. A few are provided by some of the nicest people who have been designing for years and want to offer something extra to SAW members, so you will occasionally see patterns with some very well known names on them as designers.
SAW Dust will
- Keep you informed of scrolling events around the world
- Let you know what is happening within the Scrollsaw Association of the World
- Tell you about the activities of a variety of Local Chapters
- Entertain you with a few light-hearted articles from some very interesting people