|Project by Ted||posted 10-29-2012 04:45 PM||12201 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Not having a band saw or scroll saw and needing to cut some simple profiles on wood no thicker than 3/4”, I got to work converting my cheap Skill jig saw into a bench-top scroll saw. The top is 1” thick particle board with black melamine finish, sanded, shellaced and waxed. You can see the 4 pegs. When the saw is placed in the jig and the top set in place, everything locks together to keep the saw in place. I lock the trigger in the on position and use the switched outlet (mounted on the work bench) to turn it off and on. I can duct tape my shop vac hose to the front to keep saw dust from falling into and clogging my jig saw. Note also the 25 lb. barbell weights… those are my shop made ‘dead-weight’ clamps. They come in real handy for holding stuff in place as glue dries. For tasks like this, I tend to glue everything up and let the glue dry before going back and adding screws for added strength. Bass ackward I know.. but it works! :)
-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.