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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
@morgantheship ...

WOW and double WOW!!!

before it gets too late this deserves a thread all it's own...
would you start a thread... please...

your icon picture looks like its from the village and your handle gave it all away....
couldn't help myself...

now for your reproduction...
AWESOME work and detail... I hope you are righteously proud....

Russell, I agree with Señor Stick. A new thread is most definitely in order for the model.

Glad to see that you got a good scroll saw at a decent price, happy days for you!
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Originally Posted by morgantheship View Post
Getting back to Scroll Saw Selection.

As I indicated the other day, I was planning to go and look at the used Dewalt 788 Scroll Saw. I brought with me a few different kinds of wood as well as thicknesses. I pasted some patterns to a few of my sample pieces so that I could give the saw a good test prior to proceeding with any purchase. Well I was quite amazed at how well this saw cut. It was so nice to be able to easily attach a blade and adjust the tension and especially being able to adjust the speed. (My old Craftsman was only a fixed speed and it took forever to put a new blade on and adjust the tension.)

So I spent about 30 minutes cutting my samples and was very pleased with how accurately I could follow the pattern lines. And the smoothness of the cut was so good that little sanding was necessary.

I ended up purchasing the saw which included the stand, a light, and an add-on device called an Easy Lift. And an added bonus was a box with a good $35 to $50 worth of different kinds of blades, most of them unused. He also through in a folder that had 10 or so scroll sawing magazines and patterns. All in all a very good deal.

I brought the saw home and set it up and spent about an hour getting more used to the features. I am totally impressed with this saw and would certainly recommend it, even with my limited experience with it.
Good job, Russell. The Easy Lift is around $40 and with another $40 of blades you're at around $220 for the scroll saw.

You will be happy with this, that, I can guarantee.

If you do a search I had posted some videos on servicing and repairing this saw (if you didn't save it).
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WOW..Russell, that is an exquisite model of the Morgan...I too enjoy visiting the Morgan when in Mystic...

Have a great trip in June...

+1 on adding a thread on your work...


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Originally Posted by Nickp View Post
WOW..Russell, that is an exquisite model of the Morgan...I too enjoy visiting the Morgan when in Mystic...

Have a great trip in June...

+1 on adding a thread on your work...
Charles Morgan Whale Ship

I will make sure to add a new thread specific to the build of my model but don't look for it until after the summer. I only work on it during the colder months as there is just too many things going on during the summer. My prime focus is currently on completing my Cedar Strip Canoe.

Thanks for all the nice comments.
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Russell, we live about 2 1/2 hrs. from Mystic and go there every summer. The Charles Morgan is the largest piece of "artwork" I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, she is majestic. You are doing a great job of replicating her features, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Congrats on the the purchase of the saw, you are going to love it.

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