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    We have a thread going on showing our shops. I would like to start a thread that just show our saws. I have mine setup to suit me and I am sure many of you have done a few mods to make yours work for you. If we would post some pix I think we could all pick up some ideas.

    I'm not sure of this posting pictures bit but will try.

    I have a 20" Hawk and share my workspace with a car so everything I have is on casters so it can all fit in half of the garage, er, shop. The casters I used on my saw are from Woodcraft and are made to work on a contractors saw. They do just fine on the Hawk stand. I know RBI makes some as well but these were cheaper. I made a partial shelf to fit the stand. It has a cement block on it for stability. Probably could have used something better but that' what I have. I have both a magnifying light and a foot pedal. This was a lot of cords to deal with so I put an outlet on the shelf and plug everything into that. This leaves me only one cord to have to mess with. The tray is an RBI tray and is very handy since having to be moveable I don't have a workbench next to the saw to keep things on. The pedal is held to the stand with a magnet when moving the saw.

    There is a dust collector hole in the stand under the blade. It is not very big but I ran my DC hose up to it. On top of the hole is the top part of a half gallon milk jug to act as a funnel. As you can see it does only a so-so job of getting the dust. Would like to try making the hole bigger to see if that would help.

    The light is clamped to a piec of 2 by on the side of the stand. It is an inexpensive lamp and doesn't fit well in the lamp hole on top of the saw. Plus, I feel it would make the saw too top heavy when moving.

    I would like to improve the dust collection, both on the top and bottom, and hope to get some ideas from you folks who have done this.

    EarlinJax
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  • #2
    That's a pretty fancy cinder block you have there ! I suggest you spray paint it red to match the saw. I haven't done anything special to my G4..how it came is how it sits.
    Jeff Powell

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    • #3
      Here's my old craftsman saw with some drawers I added to it. Saw still works smooth as a thoroughbred. It was a great starter saw with lots of interesting memories..good times and frustrating times.
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      Jeff Powell

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      • #4
        Jeff, that Craftsman reminds me of the saw my parents got for me when I was a kid. All I can remember is the spring, piston, or whatever on the top. Back then they were called jig saws. I remember breaking blades and not following the line very well. I had no instruction on how to cut so was hit and miss. But, about 45 years later I did take up scrolling.

        EarlinJax

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        • #5
          Santa's work shop

          I thought while the area was clean and the heat was on in the shop, I'd take a few pictures to show my scrolling area. Saw mounts onthe workbench with 't' tracks like I had mentioned in an earlier thread. In fact I have 't' track every where in the shop. I've included a few pictures of that too.

          I've tilted it front to try this weekend when I start the bassett pattern. The air guage allows me to regulate the air pressure to the table so I don't create tornados. I've cut a hole in the side of the saw base to accomodate the 2" dust removal tube. Light is on the pedal with the saw so it comes on when I operate the saw. With the good overhead lighting, I only need it when I'm sawing. Keeps the heat down around my head too. When I'm using the table for other work, I slide the scrollsaw base right off the 'T' tracks and set it in the base of the compound saw table.

          You can see the 'T' tracks on the compound saw table and the router table. When I quit buying the 'T' track and knob sets, I got a letter from Rocklier wanting to know if I was OK... not really.

          The shot of the drill press shows "T" for the raising and lowering attachment I made for the table. It was my father's drill press and was so old there were no easy adjustments for up and down. I loosen the knobs onthe track attached to the post, crank the handle and the right angle drill attachment raises and lowers the table to a better working height via a threaded rod and threaded block attached to the drill press base. I knew there was use for that right angle attachment somewhere.
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          Pop
          Delta 16" 40-530
          Ryobi 16" VS

          "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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          • #6
            Nice Work, Pop...
            I may need to...liberate...you ideas for my shop!

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BobD
              Nice Work, Pop...
              I may need to...liberate...you ideas for my shop!

              Bob
              The shop itself is only 14 x 20 and before I really started to stock up on wood working tools, my Model A actually fit in there! I built the wooden bed with the truck actually in the stall beside me! 2 weeks after I got the shed delivered, my wife told me I should have gone to the bigger size. Geeze... I wish she would have said that long ago...

              By-the-way.. I've posted pictures of the Model A on another group site called: Model A Ford info exchange. Take a look at my biggest wood project to date. There's a picture of the shop in the background of the one shot.
              Pop
              Delta 16" 40-530
              Ryobi 16" VS

              "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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              • #8
                pop, can you post a link please? i cant find it. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lucky788scroller
                  pop, can you post a link please? i cant find it. Dale
                  http://groups.msn.com/ModelAFordinfoexchange See what that does for ya...
                  Pop
                  Delta 16" 40-530
                  Ryobi 16" VS

                  "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                  • #10
                    Thanks pop, what a neat little truck! I love it, and the transformation is amazing. All in a few years time. My dad has been re-doing his model A for 40 years now, and hes still a ways off from being ready for paint. Dale
                    Dale w/ yella saws

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                    • #11
                      boy's and their toy's...

                      Pop's, that's a nice truck you got there...
                      at my work, your eather into fishing or old cars...

                      Trout
                      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                      Fish are food, not friends!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Trout
                        Pop's, that's a nice truck you got there...
                        at my work, your eather into fishing or old cars...

                        Trout
                        Took 4 years and some long nights. But... my wife bought it for me... EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!
                        And you're not holding a car... and ... I don't know of any vehicle called a trout...yet.
                        Pop
                        Delta 16" 40-530
                        Ryobi 16" VS

                        "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                        • #13
                          The only thing different from a normal Hawk is my side tray with blade holder.

                          Steve - Toledo
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                          RBI Hawk 220VS FD Blades

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                          • #14
                            Steve,
                            It looks like you have a box under the table. Is this for catching the saw dust?

                            EarlinJax

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                            • #15
                              Steve, The blade holder is a great idea. I hope you don't mind but I will borrow that idea for my G4.

                              Thanks
                              Rolf
                              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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