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    Quote Originally Posted by alan morrison View Post
    Any chance of a photo Neil?
    I would like to see that. Does it have a year?
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    I think mine's a later one but they did make them for a long time.

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    I also have one of the piecing drills that used to come with the set.

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    I can't decide whether to be a good example, or a horrible warning!

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    Thanks for the photos Neil
    They are a fair age and well looked after, I see. Maybe made 100 years ago. Looks like that scroll saw could be around for another century.
    Made when things were built to last, though I prefer my pillar drill when drilling holes.
    Thanks again
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    When looking through Hobbies on line catalogue I saw that they are still selling plans to build a miniature replica of the carriage which Hobbies founder John Skinner rode around in ,in 1895
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    Some of those old Hobbies plans are quite good. Great job on the clock looks great
    "The only people who never fail are those that never try"


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    That looks fantastic, never done any scroll saw work but converted plans to work on the CNC so I don't have to have any skill what so ever to use them lol
    Vectric actually have a free project for a mini grandfather clock which I have been going to build for about 3 years now, maybe one day.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin.pearson View Post
    That looks fantastic, never done any scroll saw work but converted plans to work on the CNC so I don't have to have any skill what so ever to use them lol
    Vectric actually have a free project for a mini grandfather clock which I have been going to build for about 3 years now, maybe one day.
    Some scroll saw purists look down on CNC ( not me ) I think that CNC takes a lot of drudgery out of scroll sawing. Scroll sawing teaches a lot of patience or long suffering or something, it is so time consuming.
    I am interested in the cnc machine that you have. Do you need a degree in computer driving or anything to use it?
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    Very very nice indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan morrison View Post
    Some scroll saw purists look down on CNC ( not me ) I think that CNC takes a lot of drudgery out of scroll sawing. Scroll sawing teaches a lot of patience or long suffering or something, it is so time consuming.
    I am interested in the cnc machine that you have. Do you need a degree in computer driving or anything to use it?
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    Alan you get people like that with almost anything, it doesn't bother me lol. It has allowed me to do things that previously wouldn't have been possible & I view it as another tool I can use to help me.
    Like anything there is a degree of learning, how steep that learning curve is depends on a few factors, for me it was relatively easy but I had a lot on my side to start with, working as a signmaker I had been using similar software for many years, I spent 20 years in the RN as an engineer & trained as a fitter/turner so machines weren't new to me. It was really just the Computer control side of the process that was new.

    Many years ago it may have been a bit of a black art but nowdays you don't need to know how to program a computer or write code & there is so much help available if you want to learn that I think anyone of any age who has a desire can start fairly easily.
    The software I use is by a company called Vectric, it is not difficult to use, they have a lot of tutorials that help you get started & most of the tutorials come with files you can download so you can work alongside the tutorial rather than just watch it. They also have a user forum which is very friendly & helpful, in fact it is one of the best forums I have ever come across.

    Anything you need to know just ask, I am not an expert myself but quite happy to help out where I can.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post
    Very very nice indeed.
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    Not scroll saw related Alan but did this yesterday, not enough time left in my life to learn how to hand carve like this lol

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