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Forum topic by LittlePaw posted 07-22-2011 03:50 AM 4453 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2011 03:50 AM

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I just acquired a humongous scroll saw made by Boice Crane. I have not heard of it before and never seen one. I came pretty dirty as it had been in a rancher’s barn for years. You can imagine! It also weights a ton. It took two hefty guys to load it on my p.u. and to unload it when I got it to my shop. It runs a little rough and loud, but the blade is a cut off hacksaw blade and I haven’t figured out how to put some tension on it yet.

Does anyone know anything about this saw? It didn’t come with a manual and when I searched the brand name, I found out that the manufacturer went out of business in the 80’s. Any info, please? Is it worth the time and effort to restore it? Is it a wothless monster or one of those Antique Roadshow finds? I took a couple of pix but I haven’t figured out how to post them in Forum. Help?

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 03:57 AM

Cool acquisition! My friend Rick Hutchensn has a couple hundred (YES- Hundred) scroll saws. He know a lot about lots of different and old saws. If you go to his website, you should be able to find out something about it. At the very least you can get his contact information and give him a call. He is a really nice guy who loves scroll sawing and will be able to help you out or point you in the right direction. Good luck! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 05:21 AM

You can upload photos in forum posts using the img button. You can do it via files from your computer or from a photo hosting site such as

Boice Crane is a good brand.

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 05:04 PM

That’s quite a relic. I could always find a place to put it around here at the plant.

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 05:13 PM

That’s a very desirable scroll saw, I’m told. Congratulations!

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 09:41 AM

Wow what a find. A scroll saw artist could make anything with that monster. I hope you get it going and make wonderful stuff with it.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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