DeWalt Scroll Saw Play Station (SS Play Station 1)

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Project by Jorge Velez posted 09-12-2012 03:01 AM 5839 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Folk’s!

I finally was able to get my brand new Scroll Saw and I’m very exited, I’ve been wanted to get a Scroll Saw for long time and finally got the chance to buy one, specially I got lucky to find decent brand, most I’ve seen in Mex. are low entry level as many people named, and I got a good deal on this, a bit cheeper than USD pricing, so that’s is a plus for me + not having to pay transportation and import cost.

Any way, I wanted to have the saw at home not at the shop (not really a decent shop, but where I have all my woodworking tools) and my Wife’s condition was not to keep it visible with in the house, so I came up with a simple storage solution where I can “hide” from the rest of the furniture in the house. I made this same color as most of the furniture to keep the peace and love with my wife, jejeje…. The reason behind is that I want to share with the family an other type of woodworking and have them in to the love of woodworking, my toolds are a danger zone for wife and kids they say, and ussually dont get visit wile working, but I want to start looking in to it and I think a scroll saw is less intimidating than the other saws, besides is easier to see more on the Art side of the woodworking, I showed my wife some of Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) desings and she told me she wanted to learn how to do those, so that’s a win on my purpose.

as you can see from the pencil plans is made of two pcs were I can keep the Sacroll Saw inside the big cabinet. It’s on caster and it locks the scroll saw mobile base. The Saw mobile base is also on caster and has a working table that can be used as needed. Also made a dust container below the Saw table and the base has a drawer also as dust container, I’m planning to hook the vacum if necessary. the Saw base and the cabinet has lots of storage, I’m planning to add drawers to the bid cabinet so I can store all sorts of tools and stuff for this hobby. also I used a Plastic folder to storage sand paper, and I’ll be adding more stuff as required. is all made of MDF to keep cost lower. Now I can start improving my skills as Scroll sawyer, I notice so far that stright lines are hard to control on the saw, need lots of practice, and I’m taking Sheila’s classes too.

Total height is 4’feet tall, by about 3.5’feet wide, and about 20” deep, my original plan was to make about 6’feet tall but cost reduction won this time. but still lots storage space.

thks for looking what I called my Play Station, it will be my “PS1” from now on!


-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 03:42 AM

I like it. It seems like it is a nice design even if you wanted to keep it anywhere. Great work, and thanks for sharing. now if i could get my wife into woodworking. :)

-- Newbie woodworker

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 05:02 AM

Super te quedo muy bonito, el gabinete para la sierra, saludos jorge.

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 07:41 AM

interesting project, nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 11:02 AM

Jorge, very nice project. I have just bought a Delta scrollsaw and have been reading alot about tips on them, many operators seem to prefer to be seated while working with their saws and also tip them slightly. One item have seen on several occasions was that people were weighting down their stand to help reduce vibration. Does the stand you build have any problems with this? I ask because I want to add casters to the stand I got but don’t want this to become an issue for adding the weight later on. Thanks for any insights, Pat.`

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 12:05 PM

Jorge, Looks like a nice solution to the keeping it in the house. I hope you are able to pursue your goal of getting kids and wife interested. Don’t know what the ages are of you kids but my daughter just turned 6 at the start of the month and she has been helping me in my shop since she was about 3 or so. Check out some of my projects with her on my page. If you have the space in your shop area it is always fun to give them their own work bench with tools where they can work and be near by yet far enough from the power tools.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 02:59 PM

Hola Pat! regarding your question, I dont have a problem about too much vibration on the saw, its almost zero, the Saw is also slightly tip from behind about 4-5 grades, not too much, it feels confortable to work standed or in the kitchen stool, the Saw base is about 32 or 33 inches from the floor including 2.5” casters. I put 4 casters to add stability, the metal base for this saw is wider at front and narrower at the back, I made the front and back pannel on the base narrower at the back but only at top, the bottom of the back is the same as the front pannel, about 16” so it’s square bottom, this allows more stability on casters. you can see that better on the plans I made. the measures are in centimeters. also the selfs I put on the base, it add weight to it, that should also help to have more stable base.

Clieb91, my little sons are 7 and 9 years old, both are interested and had help many times on the shop, but my wife is very scared of Saws and she rather not to have them around, but I’m trying to teach with hand tools but honestly speaking I’m not very skilled also, but still learning. I’ll follow your idea of having one dedicated space on the shop for the kids, I like a lot this. thks for sharing! nice project BTW.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 03:32 PM

Hey really cool idea and nce saw, im on the lookout for one myself i hope you will put some of your work up for us to see. :-)

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 06:17 PM

Great Idea Jorge! nice work!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 09:29 PM

Jorge, thanks so much for your thoughts. Really appreciate it and will keep your project in mind when I’m setting mine up more permanently.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#11 posted 10-01-2012 10:52 PM

Gracias Kova! estoy aprendiendo nuevas tecnicas con esta maquina, solo he echo diseños en MDF, no quiero usar madera aun por que es mas cara, pero ahi la llevo. despues estare pucblicando algo de lo que haga.


-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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