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WoodFrog

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04-10-2013 10:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw new rogers antique saw

The New Rogers scroll saw was offered as early as the 1880s in Millers Falls catalogs. It has a 17 inch throat. The table is 32” high and the small footprint of 16” x 20” allows use in tight quarters. An emery wheel fitted on the balance wheel is driven by a 12” decorative flywheel. It does not have the leather belt but they are available at http://www.leatherdrivebelts.com/ .

This is an awesome example of antique machinery, perfect for a shop or as an art piece in your home.

Asking $295.00
Offers or trades accepted

-- Best Regards, Douglas Rost (a.k.a. WoodFrog)


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#1 posted 04-11-2013 01:56 AM

Very cool!

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Dan Krager

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 02:09 AM

Woodfrog, I’m definitely interested. What would you be interested in for trade?
If you go to my web site
http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com
you will see some things for sale on the “store” page. If you (or your wife) would like one of the hydrangea mirrors, I’ll ship it to you if you ship this to me. PM me.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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WoodFrog

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 04:22 PM

Hi Dan,
What to trade for, hhhmmmmm??
Although your pieces are very nice, they are not something we are in the market for just now. (Though I do like how you work the wife into it! LOL) If this is for trade, I would be looking for working tools, though I certainly do prefer working cash. :) PM me and I’ll send you my phone number to discuss. Thanks. Doug

-- Best Regards, Douglas Rost (a.k.a. WoodFrog)

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Iwantsaw

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#4 posted 09-15-2013 02:50 PM

Hello,
I signed up just to post this !
You should really close your old for sale threads by ” SOLD”
In the off chance that you still have this for sale ….
I want it !
Thank You!

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Dan Krager

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 03:02 PM

Iwantsaw, I did buy this saw, and I agree that it is convenient for lookers to see a “sold” indicator. I intend to use it on 9/28/13 in a craft show. I upgraded the blade holders with new metal to preserve the original cast ones, one of which had threads about to strip out. I added a new leather belt and re-bent the rear leg brace to its original form (as close as I could get) to allow some belt tension adjustment. I also added a thin HDPE strip in the eccentric slot to wipe out excessive slop. Otherwise it was in first class condition.
Depending on the outcome of the show, I may put this up for sale or trade again. Stay tuned to the tool swap thread or PM me after 9/28.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Iwantsaw

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#6 posted 09-15-2013 03:37 PM

I appreciate your quick response.
And you still have those original cast iron pieces with it ? Send with original please ( if you do sell to me ) I will take the new holders too!!!!
You did not drill new holes in wood or metal did you ?
Can you please PM ME pics ? I will PM you my contact info!!
I will just buy it from you if you want !
Also this thing takes different belts than originally posted!
It takes the same belts the singer sewing machines take. To have correct leather belt on there you need one of those.
Can still be purchased new at 72” length at any sawing machine store !
Not sure what you did with the thin HDPE strip, I restore foot operated sawing machines so I know quite a bit about the pulley and pitman arm as they are called…
You need to wind cotton thread In between the wooden pitman and the metal connector, this is done to save the wooden pitman from wear! And removes play!!!
Most people buy old sewing machine and not knowing they remove that string and ruin their pitman!

Let me know if you are serious about selling , I want it! For my own shop use , to use for many many years to come, with proper care it should last another 120 years !!!

I also belive those wooden arms might be a replacement , original had burned trade mark stamp year patented , same as pitman arm.

Please tell me you will sell to me ?

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 09-15-2013 03:56 PM

I still have the original pieces. No new holes or mods. I bought a 72” length of 5/16” round leather belt with the traditional staple and it fits the pulleys nicely. I tend to agree that the arms might be a replacement, they are just too fresh for the age of the rest. The drill chuck is intact and complete, works fine. There is no emery wheel, though most of those being sold now have one on it because there is no flywheel! PM me contact info so I can send more pics. Detail what pics you want to see.
I simply glued the .063” HDPE strip on one side of the pitman slot. Not ideal but it works. I don’t see how the thread wrap will save the pitman arm from wear, unless it’s the thread that wears out first.
Shipping may be an issue?
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Dan Krager

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#8 posted 09-15-2013 04:07 PM

I still have the original pieces. No new holes or mods. I bought a 72” length of 5/16” round leather belt with the traditional staple and it fits the pulleys nicely. I tend to agree that the arms might be a replacement, they are just too fresh for the age of the rest. The drill chuck is intact and complete, works fine. There is no emery wheel, though most of those being sold now have one on it because there is no flywheel! PM me contact info so I can send more pics. Detail what pics you want to see.
I simply glued the .063” HDPE strip on one side of the pitman slot. Not ideal but it works. I don’t see how the thread wrap will save the pitman arm from wear, unless it’s the thread that wears out first.
Shipping may be an issue?
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Iwantsaw

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#9 posted 09-15-2013 04:10 PM

Yes, that is the sewing machine leather I was talking about , I even have the tool to punch hole, cut , staple.
First off you wrap thick but soft cotton thread until it forms a washer or bushing like in between the pitman arm and metal ( there should be a metal washer there )
And it is not an emery wheel , that is a grinding wheel so the saw blades could be sharpened ! Came as part of package.
PM you now my address and info !
If you do sell please pack well, each part wrap it like some one was going to kick to box!

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#10 posted 09-15-2013 04:11 PM

Blah post I need 5 to send PM

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#11 posted 09-15-2013 04:12 PM

And one more for good measure

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 05:34 PM

I MP’d you my contact info and shipping info
Thanks !

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Dan Krager

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#13 posted 09-15-2013 09:08 PM

How in the world could you possibly sharpen a tiny saw blade like that with a grinding wheel? I wouldn’t sharpen a timber saw with the wheels I’ve seen!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Iwantsaw

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#14 posted 09-15-2013 11:34 PM

I imagined proper tiny wheels like the new band saws have.
I worked with those. Remember cutting and Welding your blades, tempering them , than they broke ( just kidding ) than having to grind them….
I imagined people having to drill and fashion blades or something needing re grinding.
Maybe from other saw blades? Who knows ? I know what the tiny grinding wheels are there for on band saws as I mentioned I worked with those… Maybe to deburr cut metal? What ever the case wheels need to be dressed to cut well.

And thanks for the PM … Please let me know when and how much:)

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#15 posted 09-30-2013 07:37 AM

I can not log in I had to create new account
I PM’d you my email before use that.

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