Random shop notes #6: Garage sale treasures.

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Blog entry by AnnaEA posted 08-08-2010 01:14 AM 3101 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple of nice chisels.
A rusty but elegant looking hacksaw.
A 16” Delta-Rockwell scroll saw.

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 03:04 AM

No pics, didn’t happen…

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 06:05 PM

Imply and you shall receive. She’s a 40-110 Delta-Rockwell 16” scroll saw, made sometime in the 1950’s. Runs well, but needs a few minor parts (belt guards, anyone?). The guy selling her was the original owner, and took good care of all his tools—you should have seen the stuff he wasn’t selling!

Scroll saw

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 08:07 PM

Hey, AnnaEA. I have this same saw, the 40-110, minus the stand. Bought it at the local Elk’s club when they were having a tag sale. It came on a crazy homemade stand with the 31-200 sander, both driven off a 1/3 HP sears motor. Total purchase price: $8. The thing was a deathtrap the way it had been set up, but the machines are all in really nice shape. I junked the stand and am in the process of cleaning them up, replacing any missing screws, etc., and belting each to its own dedicated motor. I did sell the coveted saw lamp on ebay. Had to cash in, I’m broke. Anyway…

You posted this some number of months ago. How’s it going? Buy any parts? Use it at all? In case you’re not familiar with the OWWM site, here are a couple links for you. They’re on the 40-110, specifically, including the original manual. Maybe you’ve already found all of this but… for photos
and for the manual.

I’ll be ordering a throat plate, thumbscrew and blade guard soon. wondering if you’ve done any ordering and if so, who you would order from. i also have been thinking, couldn’t you MAKE the blade guard yourself? I’m not fixing it up to put in a museum. I want to USE it.

Anyway, good to be in touch!

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