29 years of orthodotic training was helpfull in fixing my scroll saw.

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 07-03-2009 10:40 PM 731 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2009 10:40 PM

Well as a Dental orthodontic technician for nigh over twenty nine years my old skill “not used for about the last eighteen years or more “came in very handy tonight.I have a Delta scrollsaw and stripped the threads on the bolts which tighten up the blade closer, anyway I made new bolts and hand nuts with knurled edges and went to fit them and of course everything which surrounds it back together ( the Hand book was little comfort or help as usual). Guess what I couldn’t do it just too shaky for the job .My young nephew is here and fitted it for me unfortuanately he lost one of the springs and we searched and searched and couldn’t find it.I know “I thought- ” give me a piece of half mm spring wire and I can make a new one.I couldn’t find any Orthodontic wire as I had probably thrown it out. Anyway a guitar string became the new hold together spring ingenuity wins the day.One very happy Scottish Bunny. l o l Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 07-03-2009 10:47 PM

How about a Hawley and a couple of arrow heads? <g>

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#2 posted 07-03-2009 11:05 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention, Alistair!
Way to go!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 07-03-2009 11:11 PM


finally a good use to all those old guitar strings…. :) thanks for the idea.

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 07:56 AM

Great idea Alistair. Such days are great in our lives and bring satisfaction.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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