friend Bob Eaton, whose Civil War cannon is shown at page 116 of
TMBR#3, has put in many hours with piercing saws in his long career as
a jeweller. When
I saw Bob at the 2005 G.E.A.R.S. show in Portland, Oregon, he showed me
a small variable speed scroll saw he had made. He had drawn up plans
and notes on how to make such a saw.
You can click
on the photo above to see a bigger picture of Bob's saw. I
am now able to offer Bob's scroll saw plans on my website, with a
slightly edited and slightly longer set of How-To
runs with little or no vibration. Blade breakage is much reduced
compared to using a hand powered piercing saw frame, and nice work is
easier to do. The variabe speed feature is also exceptionally nice to
have. A comparable commercially made scroll saw would cost hundreds of
plans consist of 3 pages of
How-To notes, 3 pages of dimensioned drawings, and
1 page of Xeroxed b&w photos.
Scroll Saw Plans
US customers: US$19.00, postpaid.
Canadian Customers: (includes postage and applicable taxes)
$19.95AB SK, MB, QC, YT, NT, NU
$21.47NB, NL, ON