one saw on each coast
One of the drawbacks about going to sea for a living is that I don't get to play with my tools all the time. I had been thinking about getting a small el-cheapo scrollsaw to play with out at sea, but was never thrilled about having to give up the features of my 'big' saw to save a few bucks. By pure chance, I was scrolling through the Portland, OR craigslist and found the exact same Delta Q3 scrollsaw I use at home on sale for CHEAP. It took some wrangling to get a vehicle to go take a look at it, and it is in very good shape for the money. It now sits on the bench in one of our machine shops awaiting a little TLC.
Of course, the previous owner has left 4 very large and well defined cup rings on the table, I think I can clean them up with a little elbow grease, and there are a few other minor issues, but I couldn't have found a better saw to play with away from home.
Of course, now I just have to figure out where to set it up, and where to get enough wood to play with. Space is a real luxury on board, and finding a place that is not too loud or too hot is going to be a chalange.
I'll try to get a picture or two of the setup when I have finished cleaning it up. I'm pretty excited about having a fun and productive way to pass the hours between work.