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Xmas cutting

Postby Phil » 29 Nov 2020, 13:45

Soooooo, I decided to try beat the rush of Black days and the Xmas crowds and get a start on some stuff that was requested.

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A couple of small faces to hang up on a tree. The noses still need painting.

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Then onto some reindeer.
These are some Oregon(?) pine, certainly not SA-Crap-Pine.

I am having great difficulty sawing 45mm thick Beech. Broken a couple of #12 blades.

I have now also tried some MDF. Very fluffy and the thin horns break off. They will get some sealing with Gorilla glue.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Gill » 29 Nov 2020, 22:58

Really nice, Phil. I'm hoping to cut some Christmassy things over the next few days too.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Malc2098 » 30 Nov 2020, 00:08

Nice, Phil.

All I've got is two toy boxes to make for this Christmas.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Mike Jordan » 30 Nov 2020, 11:13

Nice work, and not a candle or tea light in sight. Great stuff and a happy Xmas to you.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Phil » 04 Dec 2020, 12:39

Gill wrote:Really nice, Phil. I'm hoping to cut some Christmassy things over the next few days too.


Thanks Gill.
My small Hegner - the tension spring keeps on jumping out and messes up the cutting.
Not sure why. Have you had any issues with your Hegner?

Malc2098 wrote:Nice, Phil.
All I've got is two toy boxes to make for this Christmas.


Thanks Malc.
My grandkids dont need toy boxes. They just use all available floor space! :lol:

Mike Jordan wrote:Nice work, and not a candle or tea light in sight. Great stuff and a happy Xmas to you.


Thanks Mike, you too.

I might do some candle holders next year depending on what scrap is lying around.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Gill » 04 Dec 2020, 13:07

Phil wrote:Thanks Gill.
My small Hegner - the tension spring keeps on jumping out and messes up the cutting.
Not sure why. Have you had any issues with your Hegner?


Mine might have seized up, it's so long since I used it! Whenever I've had those sorts of problems in the past I've simply tightened down the big black screw (technical term) on the tension rod which has always resolved the issue for me. I insert a new blade and tighten the screw until there's only 1mm or so sideways movement when a finger is pressed against the blade.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Phil » 04 Dec 2020, 13:34

Gill, just take the arms off, clean off any gunge, oil shaft and screw back on and it should be ok.

I might need to replace the spring.
The tension feels fine while the spring is still in.

I use the small Hegner for cutting thickness up to 20mm.
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Phil » 11 Dec 2020, 06:42

This is the finishing table on a Lazy Susan base
The reindeers have arrived from the scrollsaw for finishing

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Completed, the red hats will get a few white dots

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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Gill » 11 Dec 2020, 21:47

Love the compound cuts :) .

Sadly, the weather has been against me venturing into the garage to resurrect my scrollsaw. It's bl00dy freezing in there!
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Re: Xmas cutting

Postby Phil » 12 Dec 2020, 07:26

Looks like it will be cooler today at 35c
My study is already 29c

No cutting this afternoon as we are having blackout (loadshedding) from 15:00 to about 17:00
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