Scroll Saw Diaries

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Blog series by twokidsnosleep updated 06-25-2013 05:16 AM 4 parts 8937 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Scroll Saw Purchase

03-24-2013 02:13 AM by twokidsnosleep | 6 comments »

I have been saving up some cash over the last two years to continue to outfit my shop. I have been waiting on a few tools, and finally purchased a scroll saw last week that came up on sale. She is an Excalibur Special edition with stand and foot control.Sorry I am sick as a dog this weekend and can’t get out to do any photos, so pics from the net I made a cedar shelf for the base from old fencing and I purchased Kathy Wise’s Intarsia for Beginners book. Have been drooling...

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Part 2: Shop Equipment progress

04-15-2013 05:42 AM by twokidsnosleep | 2 comments »

Not touched the scroll saw in 2 weeks!But I am making progress in getting some shop made equipment done. So Sunday was busy reworking two old dental lab motors that have sat in my garage for 8 yrs! One was an OLD polisher/grinder that had some scary wiring and the other was a model trimmer that will be converted into a disk sander.I took a power cord from a computer we recycled and wired it into the switch and the grinder was running great. It was fun as my 11 yr old helped strip wires and...

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Part 3: Disk Sander Mods

04-23-2013 02:54 AM by twokidsnosleep | 4 comments »

Last blog I mentioned I was making a disk sander re-purposed from a dental grinder.It has been a real battle and I am almost there. Made new plywood disk and mandrel for better balance and to connect to this 1” motor shaft. Base made and she was up and running when the kids came home from school.Enough talk, here are some picsThis is the dental model grinder used to make smooth and even bases and edges on stone tooth modelsTaking it apart….a little brute force and a metal saw used...

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Part 4: Happy Canada Day

06-25-2013 05:16 AM by twokidsnosleep | 6 comments »

I carved out some shop time this weekend and worked on wood rather than leather for a change.I fired up the scroll saw and made a campy little pro-Canadian flag in preparation for July 1stIt will hang over my garage. My daughter came up with the lettering location. Not so sure I like the D….space inside is too big, kids say I used cap and small letters together OH WELLI realize what incredible talent the LJ scroll workers have when trying to negotiate the small curves and details of t...

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