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    I bought a scroll saw about three years ago to do some inlays for jewelry boxes. The scrolling ended after a few months, but I'm using the saw once again. I thought I might pick up some pointers from a group dedicated to the scroll saw. I have a little shop out back where I make little do-dads. At the moment I'm making some piggy banks.

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    Welcome Pa-Paw.

    Phil

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    • #3
      Hi Pa-Paw .

      I'm interested in your piggy banks and I'd love to see a photograph of one. I've often thought about making some, but I've never been able to work out a satisfactory way to get the money out of the bank. How have you solved this problem?

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Pa-Paw....Welcome to the finest support group on the web for the scrolling addict!!!! If you have questions you will find the answers here....along with some heated but friendly debates!!!
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gill
          Hi Pa-Paw .

          I'm interested in your piggy banks and I'd love to see a photograph of one. I've often thought about making some, but I've never been able to work out a satisfactory way to get the money out of the bank. How have you solved this problem?

          Gill
          Not a problem, Gill. You can click on to the link, and then go to the "Little Piggy Banks" album.

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          • #6
            Hi Pa-Paw

            Thanks for the link. Your piggy banks are very impressive and I'm certainly going to have a bash at those. Don't be surprised if I come back and ask you to help me out of the inevitable fixes I'm bound to get myself into !

            So you turned the stoppers on the lathe... I don't have one of those but I do have a router, a circle cutting jig and a dovetail bit. I might be able to come up with an adaptation.

            If it works, I'll post some piccies.

            Gill
            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gill
              Hi Pa-Paw

              Thanks for the link. Your piggy banks are very impressive and I'm certainly going to have a bash at those. Don't be surprised if I come back and ask you to help me out of the inevitable fixes I'm bound to get myself into !

              So you turned the stoppers on the lathe... I don't have one of those but I do have a router, a circle cutting jig and a dovetail bit. I might be able to come up with an adaptation.

              If it works, I'll post some piccies.

              Gill
              Gill, you might also consider using cork as stoppers. I've never tried it, but mixing sawdust, shavings, and epoxy in a small mold might work, as well. Good luck...John

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                Gill

                They have rubber stoppers that are designed for banks and things. You can get them at your local craft store or on line at www.meiselwoodhobby.com
                John T.

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                • #9
                  Hi John

                  Believe it or not, you can't get stoppers in craft stores on this side of the pond . I've said before that we're poorly supplied - that's an example of how bad it is! To be honest, I've started thinking it might be an idea to open a UK retail outlet for scroll saw sundries such as stoppers, decent blades, 1.5mm (1/16") plywood, hinges, magazines etc.

                  Thanks for the Meisel link; I've requested a catalogue from them just to see what I'm missing out on. If the shipping costs aren't too dear, I'll order some stoppers.

                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    Just a thought.

                    Funny how thoughts pop in your head. Sometimes I am glad my skull is so thick they dont slip out the other side.
                    I had to plug a round hole in my front door when I replaced the door lock and handle. I used my scrollsaw and tilted the table to cut on a bevel. I cut a block of oak around 4 or 5 degrees. I put it in the door 3 years ago with no glue. It hasnt had a problem. You could cut your own plugs. You may even be able to get some hard rubber to cut.
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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