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Project by Gerben posted 12-14-2011 06:17 PM 2314 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my hobby projects.

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 08:55 PM

Gerben Congratulations for the wonderful work! I love puzzles! Soon I intend to cut some for the craft fair! ; )))

-- António Guerreiro

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 06:19 AM

Nice work. What scroll saw do you use? How do you like your saw?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 06:20 AM

Welcome to Ljs Gerben
These are all very cool nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 11:20 PM

I believe it’s a scoll saw from Hegner. I forgot to check today, but it looks like this is the exact same one:

It works fine for me. The nice thing about it is that you can use regular (cheap) sawblades on it. It’s easy to replace the sawblade it it broke, or if your need to saw in the middle of some piece of wood. I created a zero clearance insert for it, which really helps when cutting plywood.

The only minor problem I have is that it can only tilt one way, so I have to saw backwards to get those angles.

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 12:33 AM

Gerben, You must be comparing it to machines that use pin-blades… yes, using plain-end blades enables one to do a lot of fun projects that cannot be done with pin blades. I used the 18” variable speed Hegner for several months… but I didn’t care for it very much. Now I use a large RBI, but I’m not thrilled with it either. I’ll probably never figure out why these 2 companies have removable blade holders that add several steps for blade changes and which complicate the process of fret cutting. And I never got used to the Hegner’s narrow table (only 3 inches or so to the left of the blade) or their non-ergonomic knobs and handles or slippage of the blades. Somehow they have a great reputation, but I am not a fan of the machine I used.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 12:05 PM

I like the tree puzzle, how long did that take you? These seem like they would be great for Chritmas gifts.

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 06:48 PM

Sawing is the easy part. Took 2 to 3 hours, tops, I think. The painting takes a lot of time. Painting primer, then sanding. The color was 2 to 3 coats. I was very careful not to paint too thick, as I was afraid the pieces would no longer fit.
Took me quite some time, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and it was one of my first projects after not having done any woodworking for a few years.

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#8 posted 12-20-2011 08:12 PM

This puzzle looks real nice, Gerben. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 02:05 AM

this is just way kool. I’m a tree guy, and this is just way kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 09:09 PM

LOVE the tree, and, the Winnie The Pooh clock will be a great gift for my oldest daughter this coming Christmas!!

VERY much appreciate your sharing your handiwork and craftsmanship. WELL DONE!

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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