|Project by Dutchy||posted 09-04-2016 07:14 PM||2479 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
From the moment I got my scroll saw it seemed a good idea to me to invite my brothers grandson who is physically disabled and uses a wheelchair. I knew that he had made a wooden plane with his father on a small band saw and I thought that working on a scroll saw would be safer and easier for him.
He accepted my invitation and last Friday we gave it a try. His father was also there to help when necessary. I changed the bench top where the scroll saw is standing on to make it possible to put the wheelchair and his knees below the saw. The food of the saw safety bar was put to the wood so the wood could’t flap.
Two days before his visit I didn’t know what to make. I had some ideas but wasn’t happy with them. It was Crowie his contribution on Thursday with a link to a site with great templates for making a motor out of 3 scroll saw pieces, two wheels and 4 dowels which we tried.
His hand control isn’t 100% and making small curves and sharp edges is almost impossible. But the motor templates didn’t had this curves and edges. The first piece was the hardest but the last one was a lot easier. He finished the saw work and I made the wheels and did the drilling work.
After it was done he was proud and very glad and when I asked if he would like to do it again he answered: “Yes please” Today he asked if there are wheel chair templates. I don’t know. Do you? And remember nice curves and no sharp edges.
The wood we used is basswood.
Thanks for warching.
-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?