Out in the shop today, and I was not screwing anything up! Yeah ! I’m working on an old Delta 18 inch C Arm type one Scroll Saw. I have contacted two LJ scrollers here for advice , ”ArtistryinWox” and ”Verne Bueler” have been ever so helpful.
I have previously blogged about this trash or treasure saw and my process as well as getting help. Thanks for the support.
ArtistryinWox told me that he had put wheels on the Delta tri legged base, but had to remove them due to vibration. I need all of my shop equipment to be moveable, except my lathe.
Found some threaded casters for an excellent price w two day shipping. LAST THREE!
Working in the shop today, I found significant rust on the bottom of one leg. I was successful in getting it to base metal and even found I had a can of Rustolium to match! Another victory. Then I searched for nuts lock washers and washers. Again I was successful
After the paint dried, I attached the threaded castors which have locks and small wheels. The large thick washers should strengthen the connection.
Finished it and turned it upright. “Rolls nicely” I thought. Then I locked the wheels. LOL! although locked in position the castors swivel! and the shimmy that ArtistryinWox had described was visually very evident!
Back to the idea pool. Sigh!
Thought about this, and wondered about your experiences in having ”A good Idea that wasn’t a good idea.”
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher