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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for a place to use a pillar drill and band saw Sydney E.

    Hello Woodworkers:
    It's been a while since I have been on this site, and if I have posted in the wrong place please let me know.

    I don't have a "workshop" any more and I am looking to do a (fairly) simple job of drilling and cutting my Double Bass bridge - so that I can put height adjusters in it.
    It really is a case of 2 drilled holes and 2 cuts - but they need to be accurate - hence the pillar drill and saw.
    Everything needs to be very "straight" as the base of the bridge is carved to fit the surface of the Instruments curved belly - and needs to stay that that way.

    I am in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, but can get on a train, and if anyone would spare the equipment & time for me to do this, I would be very happy to pay for that.

    I will have to order the adjusters, but in the meantime if anyone can help me with this please let me know.

    Thanks Very Much!.
    T gril.
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  3. #2
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    Well, that's over 850 views - perhaps someone can tell me of anywhere I could go that may have the facilities? Like a shed or something?
    I am also looking - but am coming up with nothing. I thought it would be fairly simple.
    Also - I would supply the drill bits, though not a saw band. .

    Thanks again. Please - let me know if you have any good ideas.
    T.

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    If you are desperate and don't mind a day trip down the South Coast to Wollongong, during the week, I have a bench drill and bandsaw available.
    Pat
    Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. Mark Twain

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    I am no longer in Sydney but when I was living there I was a member of the Eastern Suburbs Woodturners. This is there website, Woodturning - Eastern Region Woodturners Inc. They have a drill press and bandsaw in the shed if you are not a member then it might not be possible to use their equipment. They were a very friendly group of people so it might be possible for one of the members to make/complete this for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    If you are desperate and don't mind a day trip down the South Coast to Wollongong, during the week, I have a bench drill and bandsaw available.
    I live further up the coast from Pat if it helps. Is there a men's shed in your vicinity?

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    If you want to do more of this sort of thing down the line try Marrickville Maker space - membership fee

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    Hi Togril,
    If you are still looking, Wayne Mavin may be able to assist?
    https://app.hobbysociety.com/en/list...hop-on-request

    Or possibly Andrew Pinnock
    https://app.hobbysociety.com/en/list...nce-on-request

    I know a few other woodworkers in the area so if he can't help I might know someone who can.

    Stirling

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    Hello Everyone: I am really sorry it's taken SO long to get back to you all, but I really appreciate the help. I will go through the suggestions you all posted back in April.
    Thank you all very much.
    Also Pat and Chris - thanks for the offer, very kind - hopefully I can find something a little closer and should be ok with the suggestions.

    Regards.
    T.

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