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    Making a scroll saw

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    In this project I make a scroll saw from scratch. The saw was built using fairly common tools and it has a steel frame which is a bit of an overkill.

    I used a motor from an electric lawn mover to power the saw. The motor is very fast and I'm estimating it to be around 3500rpm and I'm guessing it's around 3/4 HP.

    I felt that this was a pretty complex build so I added the voice - over. English isn't my native language so this takes quite some time.

    I decided to leave all of my mistakes or things that I had to change so you could see my thought process on building the scroll saw.

    I don't have any plans for this nor have I used any plans when building it. I basically freestyled and made decisions on fly which is why I had to change so many things.

    The saw can use regular scroll saw blade, hacksaw blades, bandsaw blades... I'm planning on making an attachment to hold files so I can use it as a die filer or a filling machine.

    I still need to design motor and mechanism covers as the saw dust can get to them.

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    Thanks Garage workshop! I've added your Scroll Saw to our Woodworking categories, as well as to your builder page: Garage workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Great post. Doesn't look too difficult or expensive to replicate. My kind of tool!

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    Exactly. Once you break it down, it's actually a pretty simple tool to build.

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    Excellent step-by-step details for building from scratch. I like how you moved on from one idea to the next and now have a great shop tool addition. Thank you for posting this on YouTube and sharing here at Homemade Tools. Looking forward to seeing your next project. Regards, Paul Jones

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    Thank you very much!

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    Thank you, I have a similar jigsaw project in mind.

    The voice over was very good.

    Ralph

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    I have been toying with the idea of making a small version based on a sewing machine.

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    Very nice build and a great video, well done.


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