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    Hi all not sure if this in the right section ,but I was having probs seeing the light after I set up a halogen lamp on the none moving arm on my Hawk so i had a brainwave to make a new hold down foot, It was a black one that came with it .my brainwave involved some clear acrylic and some heat from my mums embossing gun(very high heat) and end result works rather well so well I might even suggest it to Hawk.. Next version will be one piece of 6mm/14inch acylic instead of 2x3mm bits but as its my 1st try I think its ok ..
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    Last edited by Furkid; 05-29-2012, 09:38 AM. Reason: Added photos

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    i would post a pic of mine but I'm not sure where it landed when I unpacked my saw.
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    • #3
      Real clever idea, I like it.

      Mike

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      • #4
        That is a great workaround. However most of us just remove the hold down foot as it just gets in the way.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          I echo Mike. I can't imagine how I would cut my puzzle pieces with the hold-down device in the way. More power to you if you feel you need it but, to me, it's a needless safety device. You can touch the fine blades I use for 1.4" wood while they're moving and you'll withdraw your finger well before it could cut you.

          Good luck..... Carter

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          • #6
            Very clever and a great idea, but as mentioned above most of us lost our hold down foot before we even started the saw.
            By the way you take great photo's !
            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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            • #7
              Thanks All

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              • #8
                It was ordered by OSHA that scroll saws needed an hold down.
                With good speed and slow feed rate it takes very little pressure to hold the wood down.
                FD Mike
                SD Mike

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                • #9
                  You should have shown them the picture of the OSHA COWBOY ,No your probably better not , Those people live in the perfect world ,There part of the elite GIFTY few WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PICK UP A TURD BY THE CLEAN END ,PLUS they HAVE THE POWER TO STICK IT IN YOU A__ and FINE you to boot! Just look at all JOBS they Have created over SEAs You can't get Hurt on a JOB you no longer have ,I am so happy to HEAR I"M FROM THE GOVT. AND I'M HERE TO HELP YOU!
                  Just my rant for the day! M.V.B> Carl
                  "Home Of The Dust Free Scroll Saw"
                  Remember (IT is WHAT it IS)( Unless YOU change IT!)

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                  • #10
                    necessity is the mother of invention..... or something like that...

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