A quickie from Harry
Yesterday a very good friend of mine called round with a problem. He had purchased a new Sony radio/player, complete with USB socket to replace the factory unit in his Peugeot, the problem being he couldn't get a suitable escutcheon, hence the visit. He had made a cardboard template and a piece of 3mm (approx.1/8") Aluminium seemed the way to go, but the best way to cut it was being discussed when my friend noticed my scroll saw and asked what's wrong with that to which I explained that it was for wood, to which he enquired if I had ever tried Ali. The answer of course was no, but he asked me to humour him and give it a try. I did so and was amazed that it not only cut the Ali. but only one blade was broken. The purpose of this thread is to advise those who have a scroll saw and didn't realise that it can cut Aluminium using a "normal" blade (I have no idea if metal cutting blades are available)
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Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
Last edited by harrysin; 09-05-2007 at 06:27 AM.
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