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    I bought the tyres from thewoodkid.com.au and...

    I bought the tyres from thewoodkid.com.au and glued them on with Sikaflex
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    It's fine, it's temporary.

    It's fine, it's temporary.
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    Thank you very much for all of your feedback. I...

    Thank you very much for all of your feedback. I ended up with the Carbatec for one main reason, I won't use it super-often and the spiral head (though I realise that it ain't no Helix) means that...
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    Carbatec or Dewalt Thicknesser

    Does anyone have experience with either of these? Iím leaning toward the Carbatec I think, but Iíd love your input.


    Carbatec 13" Spiral Head Benchtop Thicknesser | Thicknessers - Carbatec

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  5. VICTORIA Partially Reconditioned LS Barker 32" Bandsaw $1500

    I've mostly taken the bandsaw apart, cleaned most of it, re-greased, purchased and fitted new PU tyres, new 3phase 2hp motor and VFD (So you can run the 3 phase motor on single phase power, and have...
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    The brain! 461559

    The brain!

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    My 32" L.S. Barker Bandsaw is alive...

    After a long time with not much time to work on restoring my saw, I've finally had the VFD all sorted, new tyres on, all re-greased, guides straightened out and after some fine tuning, fired her up...
  8. Not sure if anyone's interested, but this is a "so far" video of my 32" LS Barker

    Bit of a change of plan in the last week! Glued the tyres, (Used Sikaflex in the end) and had a late night change of heart on using the old motor, and ordered a 3 phase 2hp motor and VFD - I pick...
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    And, if you read the other part of the label,...

    And, if you read the other part of the label, will give you cancer, destroy your organs and likely cause catastrophe if you get it in your hair... ! Fun stuff. It worked very well though. Well, at...
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    Had a slight change of heart... Dropped the...

    Had a slight change of heart... Dropped the hammer (The wife won't know until the morning, I'm safe for the next 7 hours!) on a 2hp 3Phase and a VFD. The original motor was a single horse 3 phase, so...
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    Thank you sir, I shall give it a crack! Cheers.

    Thank you sir, I shall give it a crack! Cheers.
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    I'm almost there... The insert for the main table...

    I'm almost there... The insert for the main table needs re-doing, and due to its hilariously uneven edges, I have to make something up.... Not sure what, yet, but I'm thinking it may involve a...
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    These are the ones I bought: Urethane Bandsaw...

    These are the ones I bought: Urethane Bandsaw Tyres and I'm literally just back from picking up Sikaflex. A mate used to work for Sikaflex, he swore by it for everything, and my research and label...
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    I successfully used a broken bit of a fan pole to...

    I successfully used a broken bit of a fan pole to get the tyres on - MacGuyvery'd it... I will do the same to put the glue under, I think. And I'm afraid not, I'm down in Victoria.
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    Thanks you, Len, I will glue them - just need to...

    Thanks you, Len, I will glue them - just need to work out the best solution for gluing.
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    Pre-tyred ...

    Pre-tyred

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    Thatís me, and although I do talk to myself...

    Thatís me, and although I do talk to myself often, it hasnít helped in this case [emoji23]


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    A work in progress! ...

    A work in progress!

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    Thanks, Croc! Sanded mine back and popped the...

    Thanks, Croc! Sanded mine back and popped the tyres on today, not glued yet - not sure if I should or not (damn Internet, so many comments for and against haha) I decided not to Penetrol the surface...
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    Penetrol - when not to?

    Cleaned up the wheels on my 32Ē LS Barker finally, chipped the ancient tyres off and sanded them back to smooth(ish) and am considering using penetrol to finish them and stop them rusting up again...
  21. Thanks, Gaza, I shall check it out Sent...

    Thanks, Gaza, I shall check it out


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  22. Random Question LS Barker 32" Bandsaw restoration

    Hi, sorry to bother, wondering if anyone has any advice / has done this before.

    I want to smooth out some of the (I guess casting?) gouges in the old LS Barker saw before I prep and repaint it,...
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    Sorry for the slow reply and thanks for all your...

    Sorry for the slow reply and thanks for all your suggestions. The picture is of the saw before I moved it to where it is (Down in Queenscliff and I don't get down here as often as I'd like) I use it...
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    Sadly, this is about all of the saw that I'm...

    Sadly, this is about all of the saw that I'm using...

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    Sliding Panel Saw Dilemma

    I purchased a panel saw, it was a great price and, as a sliding table saw it works very very well - BUT - I've had to reduce the size of my workshop by a little over half, and I really could do with...
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    General update... project is kinda on hold as I'm...

    General update... project is kinda on hold as I'm mid-way through sorting our house move, etc... But I've had new tyres arrive, I've stripped all the old hardened rubber from the wheels and started...
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    Hi Ian, how do you mean? Cheers! Simon

    Hi Ian, how do you mean?

    Cheers!

    Simon
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    VICTORIA sold

    sold
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    VICTORIA Or, $800. Or ONO And thanks. Simon

    Or, $800.

    Or ONO

    And thanks.

    Simon
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    VICTORIA Norris No. A12 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane

    In very good condition for a plane made around 1925'ish (no splits or cracks or considerable dings) Norris No. A12 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane. I've only found three locations for pricing of an...
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    Change of heart, I think Iíll put this one on the...

    Change of heart, I think Iíll put this one on the market as it should be in the custody of someone that can fully appreciate it. If you know anyone after something like this, drop them a note.

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    Thanks for all of your feedback, sheís a...

    Thanks for all of your feedback, sheís a beautiful thing. Restoration in progress.


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    To be fair, it used to belong to someone else (I...

    To be fair, it used to belong to someone else (I purchased the contents of the shed save him moving it all out after we bought the house) and there are still some dusty shelves Iíve not ventured...
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    Found a Norris A12 Plane!

    Found a lovely example of a Norris A12 Smoothing plane in a very dusty and unexplored corner of my shed, today! Need to get her properly sharpened, but in great condition! Rosewood inset handle has...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    I just picked up a GMC pedestal drill (it was...

    I just picked up a GMC pedestal drill (it was free!) so now there are two mentions :D


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    CLAIMED I'm In

    I'm In
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    I have a mains isolation for the whole shed, but...

    I have a mains isolation for the whole shed, but the 8yo is getting taller and the 4yo is getting cheekier. I shall put the cake out of reach, so to speak.

    --S
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    Haha, so true! Most of the powered tools in my...

    Haha, so true! Most of the powered tools in my shed are either DIY or quite old, I approach them with the thought that "If I let my concentration slip, I'll lose fingers, and arm, or worse..." It...
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    Thanks very much! Appreciated.

    Thanks very much! Appreciated.
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    Thanks all for your feedback, folks. Reading...

    Thanks all for your feedback, folks.

    Reading it, and reading other posts on people's Barkers, restorations etc, I think I might hold onto her and restore her. Sure - takes up a stack of room, but...
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    What Would You Do? LS Barker Bandsaw

    Hi everyone more experienced than I (Yes, that's pretty much all of you!) I'm really enjoying messing about in my shed and am almost ready to try a couple of projects of my own, but I'm toying with...
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    I'm in
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    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thank you!


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    Anyone have any advice on where to sell?

    Iím looking to sell my L.S. Barker 32Ē bandsaw as I donít have three phase and I need to take up less space in the shed. If anyone has any thoughts on where might be best to advertise this beautiful...
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    32" LS Barker bandsaw ex Preston Motors

    I have a 32" LS Barker Band Saw in my shed, the previous owner tells me it originally came from Preston Motors and was used to cut the timber for old Chevys. I thought some of you may be interested...
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