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  • Build your own scroll saw ? ? Nahhhhhhhh

    Being a scroller for about 10 years now, I have been through my share of products. From Harbor Freight to Excaliber. All of these saws have been great for the time. THEN I saw a real Velocipede at a craft show in Ohio. This got my juices flowing.

    Then I heard of Rick Hutcheson and his collection. After checking him out, I found out that he had plans for a Pedal Power Scroll Saw. Just up my alley. Bought the plans, purchased the material, got to making sawdust (with sweat, tears, @#$^%^%, joy, etc, ).

    Now that it is about 98% done, it's time to share this project with the group here.

    Check me out at: Fred and his machine

    Comments anyone?????

    Thanks

    Fred
    Fred
    aka Pop's Shop
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

  • #2
    Very cool . . . and nice site too.

    Gotta ask, why cut holes in the flywheel? I would thing you would want as much weight on that as possible to keep momentum going.

    ------Randy

    Edited: 8:50: Dug deeper into your site and found it said the wheel was filled with shot to add weight.
    Last edited by hotshot; 02-10-2012, 08:49 PM.
    "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
    website: http://www.coincutting.com

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    • #3
      Nicely done, I agree with Randy
      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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      • #4
        Very kewl I like it.Jerry
        Don't worry be scrolling

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        • #5
          What a cool thing to do! I am wondering, though, how much control I would have over my "steering" while cutting at the same time I am pushing the pedals - I think there would be too much body motion? But what a GREAT workout!

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          • #6
            Ok,
            WHERE oh WHERE do I get the plans....
            I'm so very intrigued.....!!!!!!!!!!

            Very very nice...!!!
            Thank you so much for sharing this modern wonder with us....
            Jim

            The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
            No task is too tedious for Art.
            Rock and Scroll

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            • #7
              Very neat saw. I cant wait to see finishhed and in action. As Jim said were can we get the plans I would like to try my habd at building one. Keep us up to date please.
              sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
              To all who serve or have served, Thank you
              Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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              • #8
                Buckshot - plans call for about 10lbs, I added 12.5.

                PatteM - Don't really know yet. Broke the key arm yesterday and had to replace it with an aluminum key. This should hold it.

                Jim and Dan - Rick's Scrollsaw - about halfway down the page on the right you will see under Items for sale, "Foot Scrollsaw". Click on that link, there you will find "Treadle Foot Power Saw" and "Pedal Foot Power Saw". Click on "More Info" and that will take you to the order page.

                All - Hope to get video with the saw actually being worked with shortly.

                Thanks all for following the thread.
                Fred
                aka Pop's Shop
                Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Fed....
                  Bookmarked that page....

                  Very exciting...!!!
                  Jim

                  The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                  No task is too tedious for Art.
                  Rock and Scroll

                  My Gallery

                  My Website
                  Featherwood Woodcrafts

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                  • #10
                    Love it when folks make their own tools. Awesome!!!
                    Mtnman Jim

                    taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                    • #11
                      nice work fred,
                      that kind of saw would definetly keep you fit,
                      great work
                      not doing much
                      and busy doing it


                      having fun making sawdust.


                      http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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                      • #12
                        Way to go Fred. This looks awesome.

                        Karl
                        Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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                        • #13
                          Finally did some practicing on it yesterday. Works pretty good. Making some tiny modifications (like sanding down some corners that rubbed me the wrong way). Hope to get video today.
                          Fred
                          aka Pop's Shop
                          Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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                          • #14
                            During the past week I have been doing a little practicing on the new play thing. Jim, making it was fun, working with it is a pain. I mean a real pain - LEGS. Finding out that it's been a long time since I have ridden a bicycle. Gonna have to creep up on this thing if I want to demonstrate it at shows. Can't make 1/2 hour yet, let alone 8 hours. Will keep y'all posted.

                            Oh, yeah, about the promised video. DID make one yesterday and then found out the audio on my camera is messed up - gonna have to use another one - video still in the works though.
                            Fred
                            aka Pop's Shop
                            Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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                            • #15
                              For some inspiration, check out Del's machine at:

                              Pedal-Operated Wooden Scroll Saw - YouTube

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