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  1. 1/4 BB stained wth medium Watco. On a 1/8 BB backer rattle can painted blue.
  2. My grandson, who is 8 and lives 750 miles away, loves my CNC machine and spends most of his time with me and it whenever he visits. So I figured maybe get him started with a scroll saw. I have his dad's (my son) Delta from 30 years ago here, but it needs basically the whole blade thing that extends off the arm. Now, am I better off trying to get that one fixed (and who do i call) or just buy a new cheap, I mean budget friendly, one to see if he takes to it. And if so, what would be a good beginner one? Also, is it advisable to try and find a used one?
  3. stack sawn 1/8" bb. 10" tall. I used 8 different air brushed water base paint colors. Took a few minutes! Used a piece of cardboard to color each side different. You can see the wood burning but as long as I can control the blade I never change blades especially if I color the wood. # 5 Flying Dutchman blades and water base air brushed for the color... Elmers yellow glue and two very small plastic clamps to glue the half pieces on. Very little sanding with these blades. One good amount of clear Rust- o enamel and while still wet sprinkle silver glitter, let dry and one more coat to lock the glitter in so mom won't raise ole billy s. The glitter does cause a mess so drop cloths is suggested.
  4. I'm looking for advice and suggestions about how and where to sell. Do I refurbish, all or partial? What about shipping away from my location? How to price? I have my father's woodshop equipment bought in 1948 (have original invoices). Includes table saw, scroll saw, band saw, shaper, wood lathe, grinder, drill press, and belt sander, located in Washington State.
  5. From the album: Pop's Shop Military Items

    Part of the US Military Wings series. Wings are approximately 14" wide and made from Red Oak, Walnut, Hard Maple, and Aromatic Cedar. (Can not be customized)

    © Fred Wilson / Pop's Shop 2014

  6. She brought this picture to me and said show this on Patriot. I think I did some time ago. Well, show it again for it is the difference in a band saw box and a scroll saw box. It defines the difference in a woodworker and a piddler . Honey, I don't know what a piddler is? I can't show this picture for you didn't bring me the same picture from start to finish on the same project! She had brought part of the pictures I had flipped using Rapid Resizer then she realized there was two different boxes involved. So this was the finish of the same thing in the first picture. Okay here it is but you know I have ended up being a piddler also! Oh, by the way, all those holes go with the stack of small dowels laying there for they keep things in line as the glue dries. I scroll sawed all the pieces for four different boxes beside the motor home in the Colo. mountains during one summer. And on that vacation I had forgotten to load the small drill press so I found an auction in South Fork and bought the one pictured here and it was very important for I have to have at least 4 small holes where each and every piece is cut out. This vacation I had to have 48 pieces of ash glued up for all the bodies of each box to be glues up and waiting until we got there and was ready to begin gluing a pattern on as I got ready to saw out all the lines of each pattern. Incidentally if a pattern is glued on say 24 hours before it is to be sawn out with the scroll saw it will have enlarged and have become unuseable. The three months each summer was not all work for one day we would work beside the motor home and the next day we would travel all over Colo. Caution, I only printed out just enough patterns for each box before we left home and I screwed up for the wind was blowing as I was trying to glue a pattern on and it got screwed up where it was not useable so we went to the library in South Fork and used their printer to make another pattern from the original pattern I found out the hard way different printers will not make the same exact size as another printer. It might come out larger by a hair, smaller or maybe close to the same size. So I waited till we got home to make one final pattern for the final panel for one of the boxes...So now if I am making something that needs multiple pieces of the exact same size I now make a few extra copies in case of a screw up!!! When we first got to the RV camp we went to Wally World and bought a roll of landscape material and wife sewed up some wall curtains for the three sides of the awning for when the wind blew or rain so out stuff outside the motor home would not get ruined... Every thing was always left out side and we never worried about thieves.. we did have to take down one panel for it would get too hot even in the 8200 foot elevation and gave it to the neighbor for they needed it so we become happy neighbors with one little gift. We learned what we would take over the years of being up in the mountains for 3 months at a time..The list would start hanging on the fridge as soon as we got home so we would have plenty of time to not forget something like the first time or two we went. Did I say she spent the rest of the three months making curtains for many folks there that year.. She said where else could she pay for a few more vacations as we were ejoying the one we were on? This is an RV park that has everything, Restaurant. wash-a-tiera, gas station, free mini golf. free paddle boats, free fishing in the west fork of the Rio Grand, pay for each fish in the very well stocked small lakes there on the property. Free horse back riding. Cabins to rent plus a large motel plus. They are big enough to have their own parade each July the 4th with all the renters being invloved. They have a few churches on the property. They have a few big building for folks to display and sell what they build there or what they bring from home. And lots of things I can't remember with all the employees are from the folks that come there each summer only. All the jobs there from the receptionist to the gate keepers are RV'ers... If you work there your stay is free and some jobs are paid more than the food and stay. And the electricity was always included in the 330.00 rent for a 30 day stay. We also found the rich folks that have vacation homes in the mountains is Colo. are just plain ole stupid about money, or in the minds of a poor person!!!! Starting about a month before they would leave and go back to where ever they came from they would hold garage sales and would almost give away everything they had in their cabins so they could start from scratch spending money on all new stuff for the next summer...then as the snow was melting there would go a u-haul it full of brand new stuff. Wife started out taking her sewing machine along with her stained glass doings and we bought a roll of that awning stuff from Lowes like they use in the garden area for she wanted to make some walls the very first time we went but she didn't realize that hole summer she was busy makes awning curtains that entire summer.. She paid for two or three summers during that first trip.. then before the next summer got here she said no sewing machine on the next trips up there....but she always took here stained glass stuff...also If I had taken the computer with the Rapid Resizer program I could have made name plates and things for the 950 camper population that is there every summer. This is the first place we ever saw while owning that camper all the young kids and tootlers could roam anywhere they wanted to go without supervision for most all the population was out in plain sight at all times. I know there will be folks that want to argue that but you got to be there the whole summer to see what I mean. But everyone that has young kids says it is a place for very young kids to explore the world for some very good training and at the same time the parents can sit back and watch without having heart attacks when a child disappears for second. Now see there all my wife wanted me to do was show the scroll sawed boxes but in my mind every thing needs some kind of an explanation.
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  8. I glued the only picture I had on the hunk of maple then cut it all to pieces with the scroll saw...I did another picture to go by but it was a flip shot of what I carved. That made it interesting .
  9. A few days ago I stopped in our local junkyard to see whats new... I seen a Delta scroll saw in the trash... I seen that the head was missing. I never seen one this big in the junkyard before. I said to myself Wow. To bad the heads missing... Then I walked up to the tin pile and there was another guy unloading another saw just like the one below. The skid steer was pushing everything back to make more room. After the skid steer was finished I Looked what was left of the saw. I could not believe that It had what looked like a good head on it. Everything else got smashed up. so I walked back down to the lower pile and the skid steer was pushing everything back again to make room. I thought I was to late to save anything. When he was done this is what I found...
  10. I have an old Delta 40-560 scroll saw. The air diaphragm, or bellows, that generates the air flow to keep the cut line free of dust is shot. I can't find a replacement for this part anywhere. I emailed Delta, but they don't have a replacement. They recommended I check with another company that specializes in obsolete and discontinued parts, but I struck out there. So here is my question. You know the flex seal product, where the pitch man sticks a patch on a leaking 5 gal bucket of water, or cuts a boat in half and then fixes it with the tape version of this product? Would that fix the bellows on my scroll saw? I'm thinking of a quick dip in a can of this stuff, or maybe painting a layer on the bellows with an acid brush. I use a scroll saw so seldom that a purchase of a new one, or even a used one, just doesn't make sense. Everything else works fine. I can use it this way if necessary, but after a while I get dizzy from trying to blow a steady stream of air so that I can see where I am cutting. Any suggestions?
  11. Stack cut a total of 8 each, 1/2" birch ply (2 at a time) & 1/4" (4 at a time). They need cleaned up a bit & then we'll add a splash of color, then a coat of spray poly later. Patterns are Patrick Spielman & Travis from Scrollsaw Village.
  12. I have had my Excaliber 21 for some time now and LOVE it. I love it so much that I have worn the "paint" right off the top near the blade opening. Now, the color of the bale matches the color of the blades. Makes it really tough to see the blade entry. I have tried paper, zero-clearance 1/4" plywood, coloring the blade with no results. OH, most learned members, how can I fix this problem. Short of taking it somewhere to have it ground down, polished and poder coated, does anyone have a real solution? Will be most anxiously awaiting your responses. fred
  13. His mother wants him to be a few states smarter than his class mates when he starts to school......and this is a mighty good way to learn the states. The small puzzle was about all the 20" Dewalt could handle. Then I moved up in size and talked the Dewalt in to giving this larger puzzle a try...and he did it great.. The small one is what I been making over the years but got to thanking the larger one has bigger pieces and might not get lost as easy... I did leave out a couple but they were the least important. But after he learns the first 48 then I'll present him with the others...Can't remember their names anyway!!!
  14. Hello All, My old craftsman bandsaw broke and of. course I broke it more when I tried to fix it. I was in need of a new saw so I bought this one from Amazon for around $80. It seems to cut well and it is very quiet. Since I am a neophyte to the world of scrolling I opted for an entry level saw. The ratings are pretty good and as an added bonus it takes pinned and unpinned blades. Do you guys think this will serve me well as a beginner? The Dewalt SS comes later WEN 3920 16-Inch
  15. From the faces I put one these folks they don't seem too happy but I'm still in the finishing stage so maybe they will cheer up before I get them shined showered and shaved! The baby was wrapped in swattling clothes and I couldn't find any of those while building this picture...
  16. On New Years Day we made our rounds and visited family, and we paid ol pops a visit. He lives in the local mountains, there was even a tad bit of snow left from the last snow he had! After we spent a few hours there we ventured up the mountain some more and let the kids roll in the big snow. But here are a few random shots of dad and his shop. Image below is what is leftover of his cedar pile of wood, he loves making birdhouses, and he sells them locally. Next up is his old 70's vintage Craftsman Band Saw And a late model Craftsman Contractors Table Saw he uses for secondary cuts or he leaves a dado on it at all times. Dad and I, two knuckle heads! Dad and Grandpa A smaller Delta Bench top drill press Delta Rockwell Table Saw with a Bies fence system A good ol Delta Scroll Saw His main go to compressor, he only uses it for finish nails, he doesn't believe in cleaning up so he certainly doesn't need air for that! Yes folks, it does snow in southern California, we actually had about 4" on the ground a few days before this. Over all image of the shop. Dad and I build this shop back in 2004. Rear shot of his shop Another rear shot. And just for kicks and giggles, Dad's home! A restored single wide trailer, we got this place for a song and dance, and pops loves it up in the hills. Thanks folks for sharing a bit of my Dad's place with us, yall come back now ya here!
  17. schnewj


    I need some help, guys. With the passing of my mother earlier this year I, now, have total dominion over the garage space. This allowed me to do a little remodeling, rearranging, and creation of some much needed storage off of the floor. This created a lot of open usable floor space. So, I have moved my Delta 40-690 20" (DeWalt 788) from its home in the garden shed into the garage space to live with my other tools. Now, for the help. The saw was purchased second hand. I acquired it from a retired vet, who was selling everything and moving to Panama. He used it to scroll out service branch plaques. It is in excellent shape but I have no maintenance history on it. Although I have used it a lot, it needs some TLC and it could use a PM on the internals. There is an excellent tutorial on R&R of the bearing, bushing and lubrication of the essential points, that was published in 2014 by Gwinette Woodworkers. In the four part video there was a reference to a bushing parts list and associated bearing numbers. However, the published link for the information no longer exists. The bushing are no problem and were all ordered yesterday. However, the bearings are different story. They aren't listed in the parts breakdowns and since the Gwinette list no longer exists I have no means of ID ing the bearings short of tearing apart the saw. I don't what to do that until I have the parts on hand. Experience dictates, that, I don't leave pieces and parts lying around waiting for replacement parts...use your imagination on that... So, by any chance, do any of you have experience or bearing numbers? If I can ID the bearings I'll just go order them...I'd rather have and not need, than need and not have. Bill
  18. "Back From the Archives" Hi, I am about to undertake the restoration, and upgrade of a Delta model 700 Scroll Saw. This model was available from 1931 to 1937 in the Delta catalogs. I have two of these saws, and will be using the best parts from both units to complete one machine. Both of the machines as I received them either had the upper blade chuck missing or broken, so this is where the upgrade part of the restoration comes into play. I will be using the plunger bearing, shaft, and upper blade chuck from a later model Delta Scroll saw to replace what I have found to be a rather unobtainable part to locate. At the same time I will maintain the ability to index the upper blade chuck, plus add easier to perform blade tensioning to the saw. First the saws. Now for a look at the original upper blade chuck assembly. Now a look at the parts that I'll be using for the modification. A comparison of the upper blade chucks, I'll be using the smaller one. A showing of the parts after a little rework. All machining work was accomplished using 180 grit sandpaper, and a 1/8" round file. The bearing was turned down with sandpaper to fit the upper head casting, and the large brass washers inner diameter were enlarged to fit the shoulder on the plunger bearing. These were in turn epoxied to the bearing shoulder, and each other. The file slot is for blade indexing, and gets secured using the 6-32 Brass machine screw, and knurl nut. The plunger shaft was cut just below the fiber washer, then 1" was removed from the shaft. The next step was to turn the head of the 10-32 machine screw down to fit in the end of the plunger shaft. This was then silver soldered into the shaft. This will accomplish the bade tensioning by shortening the shaft's length. The smaller brass washers will be epoxied to the top of the fiber washer assembly's metal part. Another view showing the assembly. Another view showing original versus the remake. And another. And a test fit view on the saw. Sorry about the photo quality, but this is my first time using a digital camera, it's also the first time that I've posted pictures to a website. So thanks for understanding. I hope that you have enjoyed the show, and thanks for looking. More to come later, as I now have to pick the best parts from the rest of the remains.... Oh, and who was it that said you can't fit a square peg in a round hole??? It all depends upon how you go about it!!!
  19. Need to make a few of these by you know when....I" thick maple is way too think for these small skinny letters..did some resawing to make sure when I cut out one of these letters I will be able to push it out one direction or the other.. These are a few of the resawed 12"x12" I needed for these logo's. Even though my maple has been in my shop for about 15 years and when I bought the large amount of the ruff lumber they said it had been milled some 10 years before the auction.. But any time I resaw 1" lumber I am parting some wood that has never been out in the air so I take no chances for warping to take place. I clamp it up so it will all stay straight until I start using it.. Now I'm waiting on some real small blades which has been ordered way too long and not gotten here yet...I hope they don't have to drive over to Germany to pick them up... They should have had them in stock anyway... The letters are only about 1/2" tall so I gotta hide the booze for the next few days. These shaky hands needs to calm down... I've cut out some of the bigger items and I might add when cutting things like this, once you start sawing, don't stop until you get back to the starting point cause if you do it will show up big time. I also have found over the years to get the best results I only go in one direction..that means I'm always turning the wood clockwise as I saw.... One good thing about using decient blades is when I finish scroll sawing I never have to give any attention to the flat areas the blade cut only the edges might need rounding a hair or not depending on the look a person is after. The blades make the flat areas smoother than what a person can make them with sand paper. If the blades are used too long a smell of burnt wood will give you a hint and burn marks will start to appear.. I've been using blades that are .013 wide and am waiting on some .011 wide. I've never cut out anything like this for the letters are out in the middle of no where so mistakes will show big time...
  20. Hello All, A while back, my wife picked me up a nice little Craftsman scroll saw for $30.00 a a local thrift store. I have manage to cut some thin (1/8th) ply with it but anything thicker I have trouble cutting accurately. Last night I tried cutting a 1/2" piece of spruce and as I was cutting the blade would jump forward about 1/8". This cut would be in an odd angle. It almost seems like I am cutting hard and soft wood at the same time. I can't cut a good circle to save my life. New blade, good tension and the teeth going the right way. I can't figure out why this thing chatters when I cut. I am new to using a scroll saw and it shows
  21. "Back From The Archives" Dateline: July,14,2012 , Location S.E. Wisconsin, Your roving "Old Machinery" reporter, has photograped a 1931-1937 Delta Specialty Co. Model # 700 Scroll Saw.....Yeah, I know " Big Deal ".... What's so special about spotting a Delta Specialty Co. Model # 700 Scroll Saw? A cast iron tabled with miter gauge slot, Model # 700 Scroll Saw that's what! Wait a minute.....A what?.....As found in the wild..... As the above photos show, at least one exists. The table is a one piece casting with the only identifying detail being the use of the normal Model # 700's angle gauge. It has been drilled and mounted to the cast iron table using drive screws through the face of the gauge. The rear trunnion mount is also a cast iron, machined piece. I searched the catalogs from 1931-1937, the years of the Model # 700's production run, but couldn't find any reference to a cast iron Model 700 Scroll Saw table. So is this a Delta prototype design?, or a rare Delta accessory?
  22. next will be my kind of carving also my favorite kind of woodworking. This is parts of three different patterns to come up with this size thingy.... Just finished scroll sawing the outside of this pattern. Its 1 1/2" maple and it sure does strain the saw. I think I will be inserting a few names somewhere in or on it.
  23. From the album: Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

    This piece is a brand new pattern I got just the other day. I used maple ply for the medium and torched the ends as to give a burnt log look. Thanks for looking!
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