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    Not Even a Sawstop or a Bosch Would Have Helped Me

    This is my latest scroll saw project:

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    Today I found a frame for it that my wife gave me. The picture was a around 1/4" wide to fit in the frame. So I put it on the table saw to shave some off both sides to get to the frame size. You know where this is going, don't you?? Boom shrapnel flying everywhere!! Not really sure what happen but it must have been my fault! I didn't say one bad word, my only thought was, "well I guess I get to scroll that one again!" Not really total loss. I stacked two pieces of 1/4" when I did it so I have another. I have just gone to the trouble to sand, clean up and put a finish on this one.

    By the way I went a little crazy a few weeks ago and bought this:

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    It is a Hegner, German made. I'm old and getting goofy. My wife is getting worse, she didn't even get angry. Took all the fun out of it!! This is a great saw, if I ever figure it out. Well you do need a back up saw.
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    Bummer on the project Paul, but congrats on the new saw, looks like a great machine.
    Darren

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    OOOOoooh nice saw! You're getting serous here!

    Bummer on the project, maybe it was to thin for the tablesaw and it pulled it down in/flexed it some? I wonder if a backer piece of plywood might have saved it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    OOOOoooh nice saw! You're getting serous here!

    Bummer on the project, maybe it was to thin for the tablesaw and it pulled it down in/flexed it some? I wonder if a backer piece of plywood might have saved it?
    Not sure, but will find out next time!!
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    Man...sorry that happened. I wouldn't put anything that delicate near a spinning blade without extra support. maybe sandwich any future table saw cuts between a couple of solid pieces of scrap. There's got to be too much flex in a stand alone piece.

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    Bad luck on the project, but as I read I was waiting for the part where you sawed a finger off. Glad it din't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    maybe sandwich any future table saw cuts between a couple of solid pieces of scrap.

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    The Hegner is a great saw. With your level of scrolling, you deserve a great saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The Hegner is a great saw. With your level of scrolling, you deserve a great saw.
    That's the way I see it. You'll will certainly get your money's worth out of that saw....I still wouldn't be trying to do everything twice, tho'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred hargis View Post
    That's the way I see it. You'll will certainly get your money's worth out of that saw....I still wouldn't be trying to do everything twice, tho'.
    The way I work, I like to get down to only doing everything twice.....
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