I need a hug , I thought I was a cheap old git , not so much anymore. I have been guilty of some frightening bodge jobs and now think , oh well that's not so bad. My stuff seems bloody near proffesional. Now I just need to show this to my wife as she needs to be aware that I'm not the only "mad scientist on a budget" around.
LOL Brilliant! ya can't beat crackpots like him........ can you imagine if Norm off New Yankee Workshop made one.... he'd use $$$$$$$$$ of exotic hardwoods and use $$$$$$$$$$ of fancy tools to build it. I like to watch the "The Salvager" on TV similar sort of bloke.
That was brilliant!!!!! sometimes it's good to see people who are bigger loons than yourself. Now, I must ring Hegner, cancel the new saw and look for an old broken pallet....
Thanks Martin, best ten minutes of my day
I love the way he marked up "centre" on the pieces of wood and then ignored it and drilled through the nail hole that was already there. lol
Mickey taking aside, I do love people that have the spirit to create and actually use gizmos like this. I know if I didn't have the luxury of an electric scrollsaw I simply wouldn't bother with the craft at all, so fair play to the guy for making the most of what he has to hand.
Well I thought I was a scrimper but even I would not have used scrappy wood like that for such a project! FWIW I had a mate (sadly passed away now) who seeing my saw decided to make his own out of scrap metal and used an old spin-dryer motor to power it, actually worked quite well. He was 80 yrs old when he made it BTW.
Thanks so much for posting that, I thought I was a bodger but that bloke takes the biscuit!
Only thing I couldn't/still can't work out is if the bloke (clearly a Kiwi BTW, hence the "funny" Inglish) was actually seriously suggesting this saw as a project for someone to make, or if he was simply pulling all our legs?
I've been unavoidably away from this place for a bit and that was a brilliant welcome back, thanks again.