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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-05-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Went to Harbor Freight and picked up a 16" variable speed for $49.99 plus a 20% off coupon
Its made very well. Runs smooth and fairly quiet.

Also picked up a multi-pack of blades.
I'm using it in the morning to cut out a Fender Stratocaster silhouette.
I plan on inlaying it but it may be to small to try it on this time.
I'm mounting it perpendicular to a plaque for my little sister for Christmas.
It should turn out pretty cool I think.
I'll post a pic of it tomorrow evening.
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Went to Harbor Freight and picked up a 16" variable speed for $49.99 plus a 20% off coupon
Its made very well. Runs smooth and fairly quiet.

Also picked up a multi-pack of blades.
I'm using it in the morning to cut out a Fender Stratocaster silhouette.
I plan on inlaying it but it may be to small to try it on this time.
I'm mounting it perpendicular to a plaque for my little sister for Christmas.
It should turn out pretty cool I think.
I'll post a pic of it tomorrow evening.
I look forward to seeing it, Duane..

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It sounds like a good buy Duane, I hope that you use it more than I have used mine since I bought it about eight years ago which is only about half a dozen times for trimming.

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Looking forward to your posts in tha future. How about giving an evaluation on the saw after you have a chance to use it awhile

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No pics today..
Unfortunately my rechargeable batteries to my camera seem to have taken their last charge. They will no longer charge so I assume I need to buy new batteries

The saw.....
Over all its worth every penny. The table is a little flimsy but not scary flimsy.
Its just a little thin. Blades are super easy to change. The motor is fairly strong.
The variable speed control works as it is supposed to. It also has a copper tube hooked to a diaphram that is driven by the pivot arm ( is that what its called ? ). It blows away saw dust while cutting. Has a dust port to hook the vacuum up.
I like it. then again I have never used a scroll saw until today so.... LOL!
I managed to cut out and finish the mini guitar for my little sister today.
I have to finish sand the shellac I sprayed on it. I have to say... even if its is me tooting my own horn.... for some one who has never used a scroll saw before today,
I did a damn fine job cutting that little sucker out (If you haven't guessed by now Modesty is not one of my best qualities :P )

I'll see if I can get one last photo out of these batteries to shoot the guitar but I doubt it will......
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Amazingly enough I got one last shot out of the crap batteries....
Its still a little rough because I still have to put a few finishing touches on it to clean it up.
You are liable to see finger prints and little hairs.... I dropped it right before I snapped the pick on the carpet and the shellac is still tacky. Luckily.. as with this hobby we can sand just about anything out

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It sounds like a good buy Duane, I hope that you use it more than I have used mine since I bought it about eight years ago which is only about half a dozen times for trimming.

I have used it all of one time and I am addicted to it Harry
I can see my self making all sorts of patterns with it and little projects.
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Duane you did an excellent job cutting that guitar out!

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Nice job Duane. About how long is this guitar?




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Lookin goood, Duane...

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