Home made Scroll saw from Jigsaw for cutting Lure Profile from Timber

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Today I have finally run my home made scroll saw for cutting lure profile.


It was amazing journey of last 6-8 months to reach a final mile stone.  As  history tells us that need is the mother of all inventions which  proved true in my case as well.


By mistake I purchased Jig saw with a view to cut timber as well as profile for the wood lures. I tried a lot with jigsaw but could not handle it even while cutting the timber for lures forget about cutting out profile of the lures.


This was a great set back for me and spend good time on internet to find any source which can give me

some idea to utilize my jigsaw to lure making. Got  great idea from the videos posted by Paoson woodworking and Sergio Acuna Padin on YouTube.


I am not a carpenter, but through resource online I could make the body for my scroll saw and again got struck as how to mount the upper arm to hold the blade as well as adopter for jigsaw on other side. Could not find any good source online and started trying on a piece of paper with some ideas using basic common sense.


Made arm spring with welding steel wire in order to give tension and for the jigsaw adaptor I cut my jigsaw blade to suitable length. Now the challenge was to drill a hole in the blade to make connection of scroll saw blade. The blade of jigsaw is made up of hard steel which cannot be drill through and it will break. I lost few blades in doing so and then thought of getting it done from a workshop. They also broke few blades while trying to drill hole and finally they heat the blade and succeeded in making hole.


I spend lot of time in understanding and trying to develop my own idea for the adaptors at both the end and finally the day has come to run my home made scroll saw made from  jigsaw. Still I need to do final touch up  here and there but functionally it works great. I cut first profile of lure  today and also bib slot on the same with bib cutting jig made as per Paul Adam  tutorial.


Here are few Pictures of the same.







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Thanks for your kind motivation.


I have uploaded video of the above tool on You Tube here is the link 


It turned out to my expectations.


Regards, Raghubir

Edited by sudanraghu2210

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