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Project by papabear posted 10-12-2011 06:26 AM 1866 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was driving my daughter around to get her to nap. after she fell asleep, I was driving back to the house and out of the corner of my eye at a swap meet at a local community centre in Cedar (Vancouver Island, South of Nanaimo) I saw this little item.

I carefully turned around and went in to find out if it worked and how much they wanted for it. I couldn’t believe it, they wanted $25. Now the hard part, I didn’t have my wallet with me and they closed in half an hour. It hurt to say that I would try to be back before they left.

Drove home as quickly as I could with out waking up a sleeping kid then had my mom drive me back while my wife kept an eye on the kid. Well, we just made it back as they were packing things up.

Now in my shop ready to use. Just need to find a place to buy the blades from. They are 4” with pins at each end. I have a smaller scroll saw that I had given up on as could not find blades of the same type. This one came with about 10 spares but you know how long that might last. Tried Home Depot, Rona, KMS tools, Princess Auto and they all looked at me funny as if they had never seen such a thing when I showed the blades. I am thinking if it comes right down to it, I can buy a new what seems to be the standard blade, drill holes in the ends and solder some heavy guage wire in.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 06:48 AM

Amazon has some…. But they look like 5” Hopefully Shelia or one of the other scroll saw experts will drop by….

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A552340%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2806336011&page=1

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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papabear

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 06:59 AM

Never thought of looking there. I’ll investigate as I see you are right, they all look like 5”

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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TJ65

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 08:25 AM

wow what a find.
Those blades should be easy enough to find at a specialist store, probably on the internet will be easier. I’m in Australia so I cant really help in that regard but the pinned blades are pretty much the same. Check this shop out (in Oz tho!) it will give you an idea. http://cws.au.com/shop/category/7704

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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jerrells

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 12:41 PM

What a find – you are very lucky scroller.

Try Seyco for the blades (www.seyco.com) They are mailorder and I have not used them but they seem to specilaize in blades. I know have heard or dead about them before.

Good luck and I want to see some of your scrolling.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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racerglen

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 12:45 PM

Check your local Home Hardware, I found some ofbeat blades there for my old scroler..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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allandcarr

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 02:49 PM

If it has the make and model number on it, google it. Anyone that sells the saw should also sell the blades.

Good Luck

-- Allan, Baltimore MD

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Brian Strothcamp

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 09:51 PM

These are kick A$$ blades…
http://www.mikesworkshop.com/blades.htm

but none in 4 inch… I will keep an eye out for you. But if you can call this guy (info on the order page) im sure he could point you to the right place. 5” blades are standard for all heavy duty scrollsaws.

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cabmaker

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 10:42 PM

You actually left a sleeping child in the car to go into a swap meet ?

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 10:54 PM

Trademaster is in Ontario and their email address is here . service@trademasterservice.ca

For future reference , this is the completed woodworking project area of Lumberjocks.
Tool gloats go elsewhere on the site : ) Happy hunting for the blades : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 10-12-2011 10:55 PM

is this a finished woodworking project?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Hawk9

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 11:28 PM

Hey, Dusty, where exactly do “tool gloats” go on this website?? Haven’t been able to figure it out. Thanks, buddy.

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papabear

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#12 posted 10-13-2011 03:54 AM

Cabmaker, the car was less than 3 meters trom me. A small community swap meet, not the fancy ones you go to in the big city.

Dusty56 & PurpLev, I have seen tools shown here many times. Let me know where to move it to and I’ll take care of it or just remove this one if one can’t be found.

While you are thinking on that, I have a couple of wood gloats to post, I was planning on posting them here like others I have seen but since they are not finished products, where should I put them?

Everyone else, thank you so much for your input. I will check some of the sources out to see what I can find.

papabear – Rick

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 10-13-2011 04:50 AM

1} Power tools , Hardware and Accessories Forum….tool gloats.

2} Wood and Lumber Forum….wood gloats.

When you posted this one , you were asked the question if it was a completed woodworking project .
If Yes , continue . If not , it goes elsewhere.

Martin can’t make the posting rules any simpler than that , ay .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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papabear

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#14 posted 10-13-2011 05:14 AM

got it. As soon as I figure out how to move the post, it will go to Power tools , Hardware and Accessories Forum.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 10-13-2011 02:15 PM

I asked Rick Hutchenson who is a friend of mine who collects and owns literally hundreds of scroll saws and he said that he has not heard of a source of the 4” pinned blades. I think you are going to probably have to fashion them yourself or modify the blade holders on the saw to accommodate the 5” blades.

Rick’s site is at www.scrollsaws.com if you need any information about scroll saws. It is one of the most comprehensive places around and very helpful to many not only looking for scroll saw information, but also on the lathe and other aspects of woodworking too.

Let us know how you do. :)

Sheila

-- 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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