A New Type Of Scrollsaw (MACSCROLL)

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I recently started some projects which I carried out using a router, but I soon realized I needed something like a scrollsaw to clean up the rounded corners etc. However I didnt have one and I wasn’t sure if they could cut through 1/2” Walnut easily so I came up with this solution.
It cosists of my Bosch jigsaw bolted to a worksurface and clamped in my vice using a scroll blade. It works very well but a LOW speed is advised.


View underneath the worksurface (6 mm MDF). The base of the jigsaw is drilled and tapped for the two 1/4" bolts holding it to the worksurface..
Upperside showing the heads of the two bolts supporting the jig-saw and the tip of the blade
Scroll-saw in use (note the sawblade shown here is larger than a scroll blade)
When using a high quality jigsaw at a LOW speed, the vibration is minimal and easily controlled*.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 04:39 AM

Great Idea!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 04:40 AM

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 04:46 AM


-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 05:17 AM

way to Macgo there !

good scroll saw alternative .

nice .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 06:40 AM

As me wee Gran would have said, “that’s the stang o the trump”.
As we know Mac, if it ain’t Scottish, it’s…...
Well played, Lad.

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 06:49 AM

i like it simple and elegant

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 08:42 AM

It’s very useful. I should make one with 6” blade.
I’ve been thinking along that line since I do not own band saw. If I want to use band saw, I got to go to a sign making shop and use when it is not busy.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 09:39 AM

Hmmm now that is engineering at its best


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#9 posted 02-01-2010 03:58 PM

Looks good – I like seeing ideas like this..

Thank you for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 04:51 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Nice work

-- Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 05:09 PM

That is just what I was looking for. Sometimes I need to cut the center out of something, and to use the scroll saw, dril a hole, poke the blade through and do all that for one quick project is a real pain. Great idea, when I get home tonight guess what I am doing….Now were was that jig saw…..

Great IDEA…Thanks

-- Ray

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 06:18 AM

look at my projects, at my tablesaw, i have a built in router table. on the last pic you’ll see where i took an extra router plate and mounted a jigsaw to it. when i need to i just pull out my router and drop in the jigsaw. it’s very stable at any speed when i use it.


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 05:14 PM

Russy: Great Minds…
Your Tablesaw is ingenious I must redo mine.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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