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Forum topic by crashn posted 01-12-2012 09:20 PM 9477 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2012 09:20 PM

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Hi All,

I’m very new to the lumber jocks arena. I have been and still am a junior wood worker. I am still in the process of building out my one car garage, converting the garage from a small online r/c hobby parts shop to a woodworking shop. I have a new son (9 months) and hope that one day he will want to join me out in the shop.

I have been scouring craigslist for some time, for various tools and supplies. I have been saving for a bandsaw, had 400 in gift certificates to Grizzly and 300 cash saved up. But, right now I cannot make/find the room in my garage to put the bandsaw. So I decided to get a scroll saw. Almost pulled the trigger on various dewalt and delta saws, but when I saw a Hegner 18v multimax for the unbelievable price of $200, i jumped on it. I was luck and was the first person to respond. Went to the lady’s house the next morning!

For my $200, I got a near new 1991 Hegner 18 variable speed scroll saw, the hegner steel stand, 5 extra blade clamps, about 100 blades, everything from 2/0 through 7. The only piece that needs to be replaced (installed) is the bellows. 20 years later, the bellows plastic/rubber has blown out. Already on order from Advance Machinery.

Interestingly, the tool came with a price list from 1991. Boy have we all been affected by inflation. The bellows was 21.95 in 1991, but is now 40+. I have added up all the extras and I think I got a killer Deal!

Now, what easy scroll project should I start with. I resawed some 4/4 walnut on my TS (Grizzly 0715P), and have two 5.5” wide pieces. One 1/2 inch, the other 3/8 thick. I was able to get ‘fat’ 4/4 stock by picking through the stack, which really measured closer to 1 1/8 thick.

Suggestions on first project?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 09:56 PM

I use to have one of those around 1984. As best as I can remember it was identical to yours and was a great little machine. Congratulations. I never used mine much so I sold it.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 03:58 AM

Thanks Helluvawrek.

So, I printed out a basic xmas tree ornament I found on the web. Tried my hand at scrolling. Hmmmm….. Gonna need some practice, for sure! When I first handed it to the wife, she said what is this!
I gotta work on the follow the line concept!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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