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i want someone to build a scroll saw with a sewing machine Answered

it goes up and down so maybe reblace the moter and add a blade and just use the clockwork and frame i meant to put it in burning questions sorry EDIT: if you do it you get a patch

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

I want a million dollars and a hoverboard...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Do it yourself, instead of demanding that someone else do it for you. LiRa was just being a little bit more subtle. Clearly over your head.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 10 years ago

i meant to put it in Burning Questions

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

You should be able to reclassify it, then. Let me know if you can't.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

XD

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bongodrummer
bongodrummer

10 years ago

Hay guys. Just been sent here by Zaphod - Interesting thread! Wish I had seen it earlier, as I have been planing/doing a conversion of this sort for aged.  Anyway finally finished an ible on the conversion I did, which used a spring and lever arrangement to tension the blade.
Cheers,
Bongo. 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

:-) Cool. I've deleted my correction.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

Since you are asking someone else to do work for you, presumably you are willing to pay for that work. Therefore, this has been reclassified to Marketplace:Wanted.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 10 years ago

i meant to put it in burning questions sorry

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

10 years ago

that's a jigsaw, btw

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

It's a fixed jigsaw - the blade of a band-saw goes around inside in a loop. Interesting idea, though, if all you're cutting is balsa or corrugated card. Maybe remove the under-plate mechanism, swap the needle for a section of coping-saw blade and anchor the lower end to the bottom of the cavity below the bed-plate with a small spring or section of bungee... (Feel free to pinch the idea - I don't have a spare sewing machine to try it.)

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

for the win! lol i dunno if it'll work, the needle is meant to only go up and down and not much else, the side pressure needed to cut something may hurt the mechanism? it may not, but just saying

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

With a sharp and proper blade, and thin material within specs, forward pressure should not be needed. The cutting blade does the work; the user just has to guide the material through.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

If anybody has a spare sewing machine, though, it's worth a try.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

What you're actually trying to make is a scroll saw.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

10 years ago

Since there is no bottom arm to maintain tension on the blade, you would need to cut on the "up" stroke, the bottom part of the blade could just be guided through a pair of carbon blocks (self lubricating) and then the only problem is if the gear train is rugged enough.