It is currently 05 Dec 2020, 12:21

Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

The place to be to discuss Scrolling and other artistic forms of Woodbutchery

Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Phil » 24 Dec 2019, 19:31

Ok, even the Guinea fowl are avoiding passing the garage on their way to the bush, can’t handle the blue air.

I decided to go back to basics and first recheck all the settings.
Check the oil in the top and bottom arms.
The top arm is a screw and washer. Hegner UK could only supply a grease nipple, so I improvised.

TopOil.jpg
(33.91 KiB)


The bottom arm has the spring-loaded cap.

BottomOil.jpg
(31.68 KiB)


My oiling kit - special “wey ?” oil and a syringe.

OilingKit.jpg
(33.26 KiB)


The bottom blade holder was loose and the screw ‘thing’ too short. So needed to improvise and came up with a small bolt, wing nut, nuts and spring washers.

BladeHolderScrew.jpg
(14.63 KiB)


Then came the fitting and alignment.
Sawing the second half of the pattern went a lot better.

No broken blade but this one looks like it has had it!

BentBlade.jpg
(23.15 KiB)


Burnt Beech

CutBurn.jpg
(76.99 KiB)


Second half cut

OneHalfCut.jpg
(20.1 KiB)


Cheers
Phil
Last edited by Phil on 29 Dec 2019, 11:05, edited 1 time in total.
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: Blade, speed, smoke ……

Postby Gill » 24 Dec 2019, 20:24

Necessity is the mother of invention! :eusa-dance:

I like your hi-tech maintenance system.

Strangely enough, my saws both have loose-fitting lower blade holders. They're supposed to be loose in order to avoid stressing the quasi-pendulum motion of the blade as it cuts. Or have I misunderstood you?
Gill
New Shoots
 
Posts: 130
Joined: 18 Sep 2015, 00:57
Location: East Lindsey
Name: Rumpelstiltskin

Re: Blade, speed, smoke ……

Postby Phil » 25 Dec 2019, 07:07

Gill wrote:Strangely enough, my saws both have loose-fitting lower blade holders. They're supposed to be loose in order to avoid stressing the quasi-pendulum motion of the blade as it cuts. Or have I misunderstood you?



Gill, that was on my question list - how tight/close should those screws be?
Both just touch the little hole on top of the blade holder.

I will take the covers off the small Hegner tomorrow and see what that looks like.
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: Blade, speed, smoke ……

Postby Phil » 29 Dec 2019, 11:03

Gill wrote:Necessity is the mother of invention! :eusa-dance:

I like your hi-tech maintenance system.

Strangely enough, my saws both have loose-fitting lower blade holders. They're supposed to be loose in order to avoid stressing the quasi-pendulum motion of the blade as it cuts. Or have I misunderstood you?



Gill, the small machine bottom bracket is just a loose holder.

The Polycut blade holders are the same top & bottom - a screw fitting to hold it in place.
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Phil » 29 Dec 2019, 11:12

This is the last cut on the Beech Reindeer.

I wrapped it in clear packaging tape which worked a lot better than the brown stuff.

LastCutOnBeech.jpg
(30.34 KiB)


Completed! :lol:

Beech_Reindeer_Finished.jpg
(26.61 KiB)


These are the 3 offcuts which have been sanded. They will get a small eyelet for hanging, painted and a ribbon. Can be hung on a Christmas tree.

Beech_OffCuts.jpg
(20.02 KiB)



.
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Malc2098 » 29 Dec 2019, 12:00

Nice.
Malcolm
User avatar
Malc2098
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4598
Joined: 03 Jul 2016, 11:10
Location: Tiverton
Name: Malcolm

Re: Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Phil » 29 Dec 2019, 17:57

This one is from some Ash. Just a hard as Beech


Ash_Complete.jpg
(56.63 KiB)


The offcut for painting and hanging in the tree.

Ash_Offcut.jpg
(23.21 KiB)
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil

Re: Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Gill » 30 Dec 2019, 00:39

Congratulations, Phil - you've surmounted your difficulties and those deer look impressive. Well done!
Gill
New Shoots
 
Posts: 130
Joined: 18 Sep 2015, 00:57
Location: East Lindsey
Name: Rumpelstiltskin

Re: Blade, speed, smoke …… Beech Reindeer

Postby Phil » 05 Jan 2020, 18:20

Gill wrote:Congratulations, Phil - you've surmounted your difficulties and those deer look impressive. Well done!




Thanks Gill.

I will persevere ........................
We don't stop woodworking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop woodworking!
User avatar
Phil
Old Oak
 
Posts: 2132
Joined: 23 Jul 2014, 05:11
Location: Southern Africa 0054
Name: Phil


Return to Scrolling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests