Friday, November 3, 2017

Getting The Most Out Of Your Band Saw/Scroll Saw And A Wood Gear Clock Plan

Haven't been too ambitious in the workshop last couple of weeks cold rain and wet snow have been the order of the week and a warm fire and a couple of good books have been more attractive. My current read "The Human Age" by Diane Ackerman is an enlightened and hopeful view of some of the positive solutions being created, to deal with many of the problems we are challenged with now, and in the future. The enlightened Ms. Ackerman does a wonderful job of telling the story.

"Getting The Most Out Of Your Band Saw And Scroll Saw"

So for interested followers here are a couple of small files that may be of interest.The first is from Delta and has excellent info on tips and tricks for running your band saw and scroll saw. Starting in the early 30's, Delta published many ("Getting the most out of your ...") small manuals covering all the main tools used in home shops. Over the years, new expanded editions would come out. This one is from 1950. I have a good number of others and will try to remember to upload more in the future.

To download "Getting The Most Out Of Your Band Saw And Scroll Saw" go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 28 - 6 MB - pdf.


"Wooden Gear Clock"

The second file today "Wooden Gear Clock" by Wayne Sutter and Woodline USA, is a great award winning plan for a wooden gear clock. I have never built one, but only because of time and other priorities. If time ever presents itself this plan for the clock works, in a body of my own design, is definitely in the works. You can go with wood bearings or order a kit of plastic bearings from Woodline USA, details are in the manual.

To download "Wooden Gear Clock" go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 29 - 3 MB - pdf.