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Project by norwood posted 01-14-2010 05:11 AM 2200 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the egg beater with the cordless drill and it happened that I was board as a stone in a puddle.
Then eureka I thought of my old jig saw and the fact that the guide is broken then I used all scrap from my available shop miscellaneous stuff.

So welcome to the Norwood 3000 a scroll saw made from bits and pieces it requires a few modifications to become a more effective work tool but here it is. If you would like one just send four easy payments of 200 dollars to me orders would be appreciated by Email as to keep my records clear thanks


-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 06:05 AM

great kludge. have you tried it out yet? watch out delta makita is catching up

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 06:10 AM

yah I tried it but there is a tension issue im going to need a sleeve on the guide rail and a firmer spring good start though

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 06:44 AM

Very cool. And funny post too. I like the idea, and I’m sure it will be better then breaking skroll saw blades all day.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 06:58 AM

Well, if necessity is the mother of invention, you have some real serious necessities…. Best of luck to you. By the way, do you have Aflac?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 09:24 AM

I’ll take a couple dozen, when can you ship?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 01:36 PM

Just like the times of “The Great Depression” we will all be doing a lot more home made things soon.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 04:00 PM

I agree with hunter71. We all may have to be doing a lot more “improvising” very soon.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 04:49 PM

LOL, did anyone tell you, you have to much time on your hands. Love it, keep up the good work.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 05:54 PM

Well, if tom and hunter are right and they may well be, we are probably better prepared to do it than a lot of folks out there.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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jim C

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 06:16 PM

Trying to outdo my eggbeater huh?
OK, I’m up for the challenge. I’m headed to the cold, filthy (from snow melted off the cars), garage to invent another “green” tool and up the ante.

You’ll be sorry.



-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 08:11 PM

Wow…I’ll take 5. I will have my forced child labor use them without guards around the clock, for hardly any pay..


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#12 posted 01-14-2010 11:36 PM

Great Idea! I love it when someone makes their own tools, either from scratch, or by re-using something broken.


-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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