Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #24: One Easy Scroll Saw Repair (I'm An Idiot)

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Blog entry by William posted 03-25-2011 04:50 AM 1290 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-25-2011 04:54 AM

William, you’re one lucky guy!!! I’m never that lucky with my scroll saw repairs. And, I’m never felt like an idiot before (don’t be looking at my fingers that are crossed because of that little white lie, either!!!!).

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 04:58 AM

I would paint me a big ole white arrow on the edge of that knob. That reminds me of Sling blade the movie ” got gas in it?” Can you come find that knob on my truck. I need a few extra horses back.
That shore is a lot of dust for a scroll saw.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 05:26 AM

:-) even you had the right to have some luck from time to time
just remember to share the luck with the rest of us …. lol

take care

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 05:48 AM

Verna, we’ll all ignore your little white lie. We know that you’re like some people we all know. You never make mistakes. Now I’m moving back before the lightning strikes.
No Dennis. If I could figure out a way, I’d keep the luck. Dave’s been sending Murphy to my house too much lately. So I need that luck.
Dave, I think the easier answer would be for me to stop scrolling once in a blue moon long enough to check the settings. And a lot of dust on my scroll saw comes from a lot of scrolling. See that pile in front of the saw? It at the right in the photo. That’s the pile that I always forget, untill it build up enough for me to hit it while changing blades and it falls into my lap. I’ve come to the conclusion that this falling pile is the reason I find fine saw dust in areas that (to keep this safe for this site) create a condition that is very similar to a bad diaper rash. The running joke between my wife and I is when I undress for a bath at night. If she’s in there and sees me knocking all this out of my pants, she asks ”What have YOU been doing in the shop today?”


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 01:18 PM

Hi WIlliam,

I like fixes like that, but hate it when it’s something that I might have thought of. But it happens so gradually, it’s difficult to notice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 02:00 PM

As a charter member, I would like to welcome you to the idiot club William.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-25-2011 03:04 PM

It’s good to know that I’m not the only one that suffers from the occasional (that’s occasional for you, nearly constant for me) lack of inteligent action/reaction to real/imagined problems, difficulties and/or life in general.

(0 —> D

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 08:24 PM

Hey William, where is the DC on that prolific producer? Maybe it was trying to tell you it is suffocating under al that saw dust. lol
Stefang, Gee a charter member and you haven’t invited me to join YET. lol

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 03:14 AM

I promise you all, I do clean up my scroll saw table after every project. I just vaccumed it clean last week. I use a lot of spiral blades. They create a very fine saw dust that gets every where, and LOTS of it.
Now I need to snap a photo of my cutout bucket. Ya’ll would really get on my case then. I have a bucket besides the table where I throw the cutouts from my scrolling, well, the one’s that make it there anyway. I neve claimed to be good at basketball. I haven’t done anything with that since before the Chippendale cabinet. The bucket sets between the scroll saw table and the drill press. To say it is overflowing is an understatement. Tiny cutouts are over the top of the bucket, all around it, under the scrollsaw table, and I can’t see the base of the drill press anymore.


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#10 posted 03-26-2011 03:28 AM

knock knock

who’s there


n’idiot who


good save
cheaper than buying a new saw too !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 03-26-2011 03:32 AM

Get a a trash can and a gallon of elmers glue all. Place cut offs and glue in bucket, stir. Pour contents on sidewalk and let dry in sun. Take saw dust from scroll saw, mix with glue, form a cap on top of pile of cut offs. Take scroll saw blade make flag, place on top of sawdust cap. We will name it Mt. William ;). call it modern art and sell on ebay for a thousand dollars ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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