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I thought you might like to see what I've been up to lately. My second hobby is restoring vintage machines for the shop. The first 2 pictures are how I got this sad looking b*st*rd.

After a complete teardown, cleaning, replacing a few parts, and paint, this is how it looks today. I also built the stand out of cherry. My own design.
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Quite a transformation, Mike.

The stand reminds me of one that you would see under a spinning wheel. - beautiful.

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Nice job on both items. The newer machines have nice features but that heavy old iron seemed to run a lot smoother.

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Great job Mike, setting the bar high for restorations again.

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Wow so cool and a very nice job mike. however could you explain alittle too me of whats the difference and practical capabilities between a scroll saw and a band saw
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Bang up job, really excellent! I love this kind of stuff. Was that a decal or plate you could remove and rivet back on after painting?

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Wow so cool and a very nice job mike. however could you explain alittle too me of whats the difference and practical capabilities between a scroll saw and a band saw
The biggest difference is the ability to do inside cuts. The fine blades of the scrollsaw let it do very delicate and intricate cuts.

Bandsaws can handle much thicker stock, can cut much faster.

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Oh okay thanks doug , that helps. was just wondering cheers
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Things such as this. http://www.routerforums.com/wood-scr...crollwolf.html

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