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Blog entry by Maclegno posted 01-24-2010 02:57 AM 1766 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 03:02 AM

cool idea!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 03:14 AM

Great idea.

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 03:28 AM

That is an interesting idea. I do not have a scroll saw either and will have to keep this in mind the next time I do.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 04:49 AM idea. Necessity is the mother of invention… that kind of thinking…..

Hope it works out well for you….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 04:52 AM

Much more dangerous than a scroll saw, however. Feed the material too fast and the blade could easily get caught and bend and kick. With a scroll saw, both ends of the blade is held tight and the blade is tensioned. I think this is a bad idea.

You’d be better of spending $100 on a used scroll saw.

-- --Bob

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 11:51 AM

Cool way to figure out how you needed to get the job done without spending the money on something that you might not use that much. So you can get more wood and make more sawdust..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 11:57 AM

Bob has a good point there, but if one is aware of the negative possibilities then he will avoid them, I have a small metal table with clamps underneath to mount a circle saw, saber saw, router and drill with sanding drums (one at a time). I have used this table for about 30 years, especially when I had to do some work outside or away from home and I have never had an accident with it. So I think Gerard’s idea is sound and great for those that can’t or won’t invest in a scroll saw. I do agree with Bob though, that a scroll saw is a much better and safer tool to use for that kind of work, but I still think everyone should do it the way he wants as long as he himself is satisfied and the danger is not unreasonable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 04:15 PM

Thank you all,
I don’t think this set-up is anymore dangerous than careless use of any machine (e.g. kickback from a t/saw), I did say to use it on a low speed setting, and for this type of work feeding too fast is never going to happen. One advantage of this arrangement is that there is no need for constant reattaching of the sawblade necessary with a scrollsaw for closed cuts. This can save a lot of time.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 07:37 AM

There is no way to make a blade guard, so PLEASE wear safety glasses and watch where your fingers are! I like the ingenuity here.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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