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Easy, fun project made with recycled 2×4s. Had some problems, but it all worked out in the end.
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#1 posted 04-30-2011 12:27 AM
Very neat idea using a hole saw wrapped in sandpaper for a drum sander. Looks like a great project. Another good video. Thanks again for taking the time to entertain as well as educate us.
-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/
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#2 posted 04-30-2011 12:31 AM
mmmmh hot crunchy stuff but where is the beer :-)
sorry your tools wont work when its holyday´s
another good one from you Steve alway´s surpricing us with alternative ways of doing thingsI liked your two in one holesawsander …lol
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#3 posted 04-30-2011 12:43 AM
Please Sheila, HELP THIS MAN!
Truthfully, you need to slow down your saw and use a #5 or #7 blade. Also try putting clear tape on the top for lubrication. Good luck!
As always, a fine video – I just made your Triple Cross puzzle and am now starting on your cube one.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com
#4 posted 04-30-2011 01:11 AM
Dennis: The beer was while I was making the project. I forgot it when eating. No, wait…reverse that.
Bob: THANK YOU! I always wonder what speed to put it on. I will look for new blades. Well, now I have to! What do you mean by the tape? On the blade?
Glad you made the puzzle…it seems a lot of people are making it and driving other people nuts.
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#5 posted 04-30-2011 01:12 AM
Yet another great (and hilarious) video , Steve : ) Your project came out very nice…..gotta love those old Fir 2x’s !!
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
#6 posted 04-30-2011 01:16 AM
You put the clear packing tape on the top of the wood. It helps lubricate the saw blade as the blade passes through it.
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#7 posted 04-30-2011 01:23 AM
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Now we know the father.
Nice one, Steve. Thanks.
-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...
Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)
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#8 posted 04-30-2011 01:30 AM
Great project Steve! I really like it a lot. But you did inspire (guilt??) me into really looking into making a “Scroll Saw 101” series. An hour and a half to cut those circles is a real cry for help! There are so many ways that you can easily (and safely) utilize your scroll saw on projects like this. So many woodworkers here say they have their scroll saws sitting in the corner of their shops and rarely use them. I would love to see them get used more for many different projects and applications. If you ever have questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help you out. I promise to get some things up soon. :)
I love your projects and your videos! From the first time I saw one here on LJ’s I was hooked. Thanks for another great project that will inspire lots of people to do more woodworking. You are awesome!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#9 posted 04-30-2011 02:51 AM
great video! fun to watch
-- Derek, Iowa
#10 posted 04-30-2011 03:00 AM
Matt pretty much answered your question about where to put the tape, but to make it clear….......
You use silicon style packing tape (pretty much all of the “premium” ones contain silicon) and put it on the wood itself – I cover the entire work I plan to do with it as it allows me then to use spray adhesive for my pattern over the tape and I can just peel the tape off later and everything comes off smoothly with no sticky residue. :-)
The tape lubricates the blade – prevents burning as well. If you take a peek at one of my projects here:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45149 I went through inch and a half solid walnut pretty easily with a number 5 blade – no burning and very little sanding afterward.
Here’s a challenge for you – make one of your future projects TOTALLY with a scrollsaw – maybe something like this: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25628 . I double dog dare you!
Looking forward to more installments of WWMM!
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#11 posted 04-30-2011 03:14 AM
Great project and video. Just don’t tell your guests that the chip and dip platter was recycled from your neighbor’s bathroom. :-)
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
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#12 posted 04-30-2011 06:13 AM
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#13 posted 04-30-2011 06:15 AM
Great use of the 2/4’s Steve. Wood is the most non-recycled product there is. Every little bit we reuse helps. Now if I just have enough glue to reuse all my sawdust.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
Roger Clark aka Rex
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#14 posted 04-30-2011 06:36 PM
Cool stuff Steve – as usual
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.
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#15 posted 04-30-2011 08:06 PM
Hey Steve, you are not alone with scroll saw difficulties!
But could you please advise what you sprayed onto the finished tray ?
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk
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