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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« on: December 25, 2013, 10:36 PM »
I found and brought home a Beach No.1 Scroll saw a week or so ago.

Here is a catalog cut:  http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/80/3071.pdf

Here is the only one set up I can find:

 



Here is mine:











It has a clutched or friction drive pulley, the table is in rough shape and the billows for the air pump has seen its better days. 

The two things I will need to figure out is how to mount it to the ceiling and what kind of blades to get, or how to modify blades to work.



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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 10:37 PM »
All the parts on the bottom are clean and painted.  I bet I have logged two hours in front of the parts slinger, er buffer with wire wheels.

I am still trying to clear the oil channel inside the drive arbor shaft.

Literature says to file or grind a slot in the blade to fit in the bottom mount.  I see no reason for that, this looks like tension pulling up is the only thing that holds the blade in place on the lower mount.

I am kind of sad a little, but I think the table is too far gone to even try and salvage.  It has had a good case of ants or the like.

I would like to assemble the lower half and then take the top half apart to clean it. 

I guess my only source for blades is cutting up bandsaw blade stock? 
















Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 10:38 PM »
Made a little more progress.  Did some minor scraping on the lower bearings and got things loosely assembled.






Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 10:39 PM »
Bought a 100' of cherry handrail for 50 bucks at my millshop. 

Table haves, I will skim a fuzz off in the planer, cut a few 10mm dominos and put the two haves together. 

The strain is about 50% cleaned up.








Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 10:40 PM »
Table is almost done, I found what I consider an appropriate motor at my local industrial salvage place, found the right paper pulley in my stash and even found a starter in my stash.  Finding a suitable place to mount the motor may be a challenge as there is no clearance for the drive belt.

 






Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Beach Scroll saw, throatless.
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 05:50 AM »


Outstanding restoration so far; looks like you just bought it new!
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