Concept Ideas using SketchUp #5: Scroll Saw

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 10-13-2015 07:49 PM 5150 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is on my woodworking project bucket list. Every time I see the prices of these machines I just turn away and decide scroll sawing is not for me. Thanks to YouTube I have seen that it is possible to make an affordable homemade alternative. This drawing is a combination of several different homemade scroll saws on the internet. It is designed to have a 600mm (Aprox 24 inch) throat depth and a tiltable table as well as a toe to hold the work down. The arm that supports the toe could also be used to attach a led or similar light (which I did not add to the SketchUp plan).

How this plan will work out in practise still remains to be seen. When I get around to this project I will update this blog.

The Sketchup plan can be downloaded over here.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#2 posted 10-14-2015 06:26 PM

Wow, beautiful That will certainly take some practise!

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 08:40 PM

Looks like a fun thing to build. I think every woodworker should have a scroll saw. They are handy for so many things besides just scroll work. The Chevalet is also very useful and easy to learn. The hard part is to build one. They don’t require extraordinary skills to make, but it does require some time and precision together with a good plan with all the measurements and some hefty timber, anything from Douglas fir to solid oak will do.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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