I've been given an old scroll saw that I would like some help
identifying, because I need to find some parts for the blade clamps.
I've posted some pictures here:
Thanks in advance!
Funny, the ISP I have hosting my website must be running Unix or
Linux, because URL's there seem to be case sensitive. I had
*originally* had the filename mixed-case (Index.html), but the only
way to actually reach that page was to have to type out the full URL.
Since I wanted to be able to just put in the path (and have their
server automatically hit that page), I changed it to all lowercase
(index.html). But, I guess that broke the link I had posted. Go
Ah. Your ISP's system administrators have not installed "mod_speling"
(yes, that's how it's spelled) in their (I'm guessing) Apache configuration.
It's made for just this, and "...corrects miscapitalizations, and many omitted,
transposed, or mistyped characters in URLs corresponding to files or
directories, by comparing the input with the filesystem."
Might be worth asking your ISP if they would consider installing
mod_speling - if they're worth keeping, they'll do it, if they're not,
then there are other hosting companies who are more willing to come up
to current standards. It's been available for rather a long time, and
I'm surprised that there's anyone not using it.
I am nowhere in woodworking as of yet, currently I am collecting tools
here and there so I can start learning. One thing I want is a scroll saw and
would be very proud to have the one you show! I think no company makes
them that way anymore, cast iron and completely classic.
It is probably a Sears Dunlap (or Companion brand) like this one, ebay:
4318699198 < The body shapes are very close in design but not perfectly
the same. Too bad you can't find a badge with the sears 000.00000 type
of catalog number, with that you may be able to get parts. even then, Sears
may be able to identify the catalog number by looking at the pictures. If
you can find the metal badge, type the number into the Sears parts site.
I saw a little blue companion one once on ebay, very old, and Sears recently
"re-enlivened" the same name onto chinese tools.
Thank you for all your time and effort in helping me identify this old
saw. Prior to asking in here, I had done the standard Google search,
eBay search, and looked at all the pictures on OWWM.
In addition to posting here, I have also posted this question in the
metalworking newsgroup. They too think it is a Dunlap saw. However,
I have some doubts ...
All the pictures I have seen of Dunlap saws have a two piece body,
with a vertical bolt at the back of the body holding it together.
More importantly, though, is the table pivot bracket. On mine, the
table bolts to the cast iron 'protractor' part, and has additional
support from resting on (but not attached to) the single post sticking
up behind the blade. All the photos of Dunlap saws I have seen show a
'U' shaped bracket on which the table pivots.
Again, thank you all for your assistance. I guess I am going to have
to fabricate some blade clamps myself.
If you ever get to this part of the country, set aside an hour or
two to visit Rick and take the (informal) tour. Along with clocks
and unreasonably small sub-miniature everything, Rick also
designs, builds and collects wooden (foot-powered) scrollsaws
that I find incredibly fascinating!
Yes I saw that! I am impressed too. Tempted to get the plans but no space for it.
I looked through all the pictures of saws he has, shows a home made one that
has a motor on it, that I like (bad nerve problems). The two I like:
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