Francesco Build

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Re: Francesco Build

Post by sporty » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:33 pm

Great builds. They look great.



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Re: Francesco Build

Post by LightninBoy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:35 pm

race#67 wrote:My son really wanted a Francesco inspired car for his first derby. He was fully prepared to work on it a little bit each evening for a few weeks so I came up with a 'modular' design that let him cut the small pieces on the scroll saw rather than have to carve it out of the solid block. This was less time consuming and also less skill demanding. It worked out pretty well!

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This is all super impressive. But I can't get over the precision of modular parts. How did you make those?



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Re: Francesco Build

Post by Laserman » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:40 pm

Brilliant!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Re: Francesco Build

Post by race#67 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:39 pm

"This is all super impressive. But I can't get over the precision of modular parts. How did you make those?"
Good templates directly mounted to the car nut cut and traced as mentioned earlier, a good constant tension parallel arm scroll saw, and Flying Dutchman brand scroll saw blades I get mine form Mike at Mike's Woodshop, and they are the best I have ever used. The parts (if cut correctly) do not need sanded. The blades leave a machined looking surface.
http://www.mikesworkshop.com/blades.htm

My son has been using the Scroll saw since he was five...
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Re: Francesco Build

Post by whodathunkit » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:26 pm

race#67,
Is the scroll saw your son useing in the photo a hegner or a trupro.

I don't see the blade channel cut in the table top.. however with the painted sides on the table
it makes me think it's a hegner scroll saw.

I haven't seen a trupro scroll saw in so long! (Best I can recall..)
It had no channel cut out in the table top for blade changes and I think it had clear dust shiled..
out front on the saw as well

Anyhow nice looking scroll saw.. always liked the larger table tops.
Plus it's good to see the blade guard / hold down foot on the saw.

Noted:
All the differen't ink types in the car pattern image.
What color of ink douse your son find the easiest to follow..
for the cutting line against the darker thin blades?
Looks like you've got a scroll saw artist on your hands & at work. ;)


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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