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    Hi

    I have just discovered and joined this Forum and therefore wish to introduce myself. I make, as a full time hobby, bandsawn boxes.

    I have recently added a "Diamond Heavy Duty Fretsaw" to my tool kit. This machine, manufactured by Mr. J D Woodward, of Leicestershire, England is amazing - it's depth of cut is more than 2", I've cut blocks up to 5" in depth with this fabulous machine!

    Within a week or so I hope to be able to publish a number of images of sculptured boxes I've made using this machine in combination with my bandsaw, on this Forum.

    Kind Regards
    Tony Ward aka - Sculptured Box
    www.tonyward.org

  • #2
    Hi Tony - it's nice to have you with us .

    I've just taken a peek at your website and must say how impressed I am. Your stuff is superb! Would it be possible for you to take us through the production of one of your boxes, possibly illustrating it with photographs?

    Yes, those Diamond saws are impressive, aren't they? I've got one which Mr Woodward re-conditioned for me last year and they're true workhorses. I recently had to cut a sign which was more than 3' wide; the ability to rotate the blade through 360 degrees really came into its own.

    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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    • #3
      Well, you've piqued my interest. Can either of you show us a picture of the "Diamond Heavy Duty Fretsaw" or point us to a website? Sounds like quite an extraordinary tool.

      Thanks,
      Dan

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      • #4
        OOOO diamond saws....I am envious.
        Gill will post the link I am sure. I don't have it right now.

        If you want to see more about it check out Scroll Saw Bench Guide by Zachary Taylor.

        I really did want to get one at one time but it is just outside my price range, by one continent, shipping and handling and money exchange.
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          The Diamond website is here.

          Drool at your leisure .

          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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          • #6
            Very cool saw

            Gill,
            Thanks for the link. What an interesting saw! It has lots of features I wish I had available, especially being able to mount a wide variety of blades and being able to mount them in any direction. Very creative!

            Too bad it's not marketed here in the U.S. of A.

            Dan

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            • #7
              Hey Dan they will ship it to US.

              Just add £198.00

              I really like those blade clamps.
              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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              • #8
                I have made a few bandsawn boxes. There is a great book available "Building Beautiful Boxes With Your Band Saw " By Lois Keener Ventura Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155...97701?n=283155


                I even did make a few from scratch using my own ideas.They are a fun break from scrolling, and everybody loves them! Nice site Tony, and welcome aboard! Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Welcome aboard Dan. Those boxes of yours are just beautiful! As for having a Diamond.... you lucky thing... I have two friends with one and just can't convince either that a Diamond would look better in my shed than their's... I wonder why?
                  Cheers. Teresa .

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                  • #10
                    Paul Woodward, the son of Doug Woodward, has just set up a forum for Diamond fretsaws users here. He's told me that any scrollers are welcome, not just those with Diamonds.

                    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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                    • #11
                      Paul Woodward is a great guy. I have made contact with him on several occasions.

                      Very helpful.
                      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                      • #12
                        Hi from Diamond Fretsaws

                        Originally posted by Gill
                        Paul Woodward, the son of Doug Woodward, has just set up a forum for Diamond fretsaws users here. He's told me that any scrollers are welcome, not just those with Diamonds.

                        Gill
                        Thanks Gill, crikey, this is my first visit to this website, you really are all a very lively bunch, it's great to see such enthusiasm.
                        Gill you're a bit of a dynamo! I hope everyone will also enjoy our new forum if only half as much as they do in here, that would be great. Oh and yes they are sold in the states and Canada direct!
                        Have fun
                        Paul........
                        P.S.

                        Thanks to Gill and Bob's enthusiasm I have just persuaded Doug Woodward (My Father) to visit this forum as well and answer your questions directly.
                        Enjoy your Scrollsawing/Fretsawing

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                        • #13
                          Welcome Herbert

                          Nice to have you with us, and an honour to have your dad visit too.

                          He is a brilliant engineer. I am sure there will be no shortage of questions!
                          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                          • #14
                            Thanks

                            Good to chat with all you Scrollsawers, suppose I should use the correct word...(I don't think I would get away with Fretsaw here eh?)really interesting to hear all of your views on all sorts of things. The enthusiasm is great. Dad is very interested and will join us as soon as he can find a minute to spare from posting and packing all over the world and of course stop himself from compulsively having hand finish every saw!
                            Thanks for you kind observations, yes he is a perfectionist! (He will kill me when he reads this!) I only wish I were as good at editing a forum ...see latest whoopsie on web page!
                            LOL

                            Paul

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                            • #15
                              Even though people who fret can scroll and those who scroll can fret I never could understand the difference between the terms.

                              I guess you are right in the "When in Rome do as the Romans do."
                              If I slip up on your forum, put me in my place


                              OK When do I call it a jigsaw
                              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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