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    Bushmiller, I'm seeing some of myself in your...

    Bushmiller,

    I'm seeing some of myself in your last post... am going to take that as a good thing :) I haven't been able to measure the motor as its at the motor re-winders. When I get it back...
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    Cheers, for those measurements Bushmiller. Yes...

    Cheers, for those measurements Bushmiller. Yes that one looks just like mine, even looks like who ever you got it off had the same taste in paint colour! Have you got any plans to get that lathe up...
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    Thank-you for everyone's input, lots of useful...

    Thank-you for everyone's input, lots of useful info! This is all new to me so its good to hear from people with more experience. Although, its frustrating trying to get my head around 3-phase motors...
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    Just gave them a call, and the lady said that...

    Just gave them a call, and the lady said that they definitely would have checked the insulation. She said "We are happy to sell you another one but that's a very good old motor." She also said that...
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    Hi Bob, Thanks for your reply. I think this...

    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for your reply. I think this motor would be more that 2hp as is was running on the big cast iron bandsaw? So I think I may have to just over compensate with a vfd. I was thinking I...
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    Some reason the photos have all rotated, I hope...

    Some reason the photos have all rotated, I hope you don't get a sore neck looking at them :)
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    Motor and VFD Questions

    Hi Folks,

    I recently bought a big old 30 inch bandsaw and a couple years ago I got a 16 inch jointer. The time has come where I would actually like to get them running!
    Understandably both of...
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    Thanks aldav and Rob. I will try to find a...

    Thanks aldav and Rob.

    I will try to find a manual for one of those machines you mention aldav. You both say that the left and right guide don't spin but on mine I think they might be meant to...
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    Advice on Bandsaw guides/bearings

    Hi folks!

    I got a big old T Robinson bandsaw on the weekend (my first bandsaw) and Iím cleaning it up a bit at the moment. Iíve taken off the guides as they were full of old saw dust. I canít find...
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    Hi Chief Tiff, Thank-you for your reply. Sounds...

    Hi Chief Tiff,
    Thank-you for your reply. Sounds like an interesting tool!! I hope to put it to use one-day.

    Cheers,
    Cam.
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    What is this tool?

    Does anyone know what this is?

    It doesnít have teeth nor a razor sharp edge.

    It is flat along one face and convex on the other.




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    How's the restoration coming along?

    How's the restoration coming along?
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    Very well said Cal. It was really good seeing...

    Very well said Cal. It was really good seeing your set up and getting your tips an techniques for making the Ukes. I especially enjoyed having a go on the bending iron.

    Thanks again for hosting...
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    Cameron is my name :)

    Cameron is my name :)
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    Thanks for the insight Peter. I normally buy...

    Thanks for the insight Peter. I normally buy tools to use them but since finding out a bit of history on this one I think I may retire it and frame it on the wall. With the limited amount of plate...
  16. I would love to see a photo of them all layed out.

    I would love to see a photo of them all layed out.
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    I’m not sure what I will bring to show off....But...

    I’m not sure what I will bring to show off....But I’ll definitely bring something. Perhaps a piece I’m working on or maybe some hand tools I find interesting. Or even just some photos. I’m really...
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    I will do the same, It's penciled in the diary. ...

    I will do the same, It's penciled in the diary.

    Thanks Cal
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    As a possibility - I should be able to make it...

    As a possibility - I should be able to make it for atleast one of the days on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of June.
  20. Some nice looking saws in that case

    Some nice looking saws in that case
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    I might be interested. But my availability is a...

    I might be interested. But my availability is a bit unknown due to work- Iím not free until June. Iíll keep an eye on the thread.

    Cheers
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    So in order to avoid the KACHING do you do it...

    So in order to avoid the KACHING do you do it yourself Bob?
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    That is what I meant, sorry for the confusion.

    That is what I meant, sorry for the confusion.
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    Thankyou Bob and Chris. $100 sounds very...

    Thankyou Bob and Chris. $100 sounds very reasonable to me. I’d be looking for the 240v to 415v. I guess if the new models aren’t out in the next couple months I’ll just purchase the current model.
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    Any more news on these new VFDs. I’m looking at...

    Any more news on these new VFDs. I’m looking at buying a VFD or two in a about 6 weeks time. Does anyone know roughly what they cost?
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    This was one of the first tools I made all pretty...

    This was one of the first tools I made all pretty and brought back into working order. It was a few years ago.
    I picked a good first target, as the rust looked bad but was very light and easily...
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    That olive wood looks great. I love a good...

    That olive wood looks great. I love a good "Before and After", especially when a tool goes from sitting in the corner to becoming a real user.
  28. Thread: Mahonia Branch

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    Thank you for the very informative reply Euge....

    Thank you for the very informative reply Euge. You are correct about splitting, the piece that I cut has split all over. It has also lost some of it's colour.

    I think this would make a nice door...
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    Thanks Ian, I will look into getting one of those...

    Thanks Ian, I will look into getting one of those files. Although, this saw is so old I don't know If I will use it. I normally buy tools to use them (and not just to look at) but I don't want to...
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    I totally agree. The way I imagine the tensioning...

    I totally agree. The way I imagine the tensioning in a saw plate working is similar/analogous to the tension created in corrugated iron. With this in mind is sort of makes sense to me to tension the...
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    I forgot to add - I counted 21 PPI. Not sure if...

    I forgot to add - I counted 21 PPI. Not sure if I even own a file possible of sharpening teeth this fine.
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    Thanks Rob, looks like this is the oldest tool I...

    Thanks Rob, looks like this is the oldest tool I own then. I will have to get my hands on a copy of that book!






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    I am surprised with the condition also Ian. I found it at the...
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    Interestng Howel Dovetail Saw

    I'm currently in the UK, and on the weekend I went along to the Cotswold Old Oil Engine and Preservation Society's: Bring and Buy Sale.

    I arrived on my push bike at the Oakley Airfield one hour...
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    I haven't read anything either that says...

    I haven't read anything either that says historically back saws were tensioned in any other way than with the brass back. I have heard of some modern saw makers talk about getting tension along the...
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    Thanks for this Ian, makes sense. When I start...

    Thanks for this Ian, makes sense. When I start slitting the back for my saw (In a few months time) I will employ this method - and keep my fingers crossed.





    I also don't like the idea of...
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    oh rightio. This is about what I thought would be...

    oh rightio. This is about what I thought would be an appropriate depth. I have noticed some saws with only a 6-8mm depth slit but perhaps those saws are glued into the spine also?

    Cheers,
    ...
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    How deep do people tend to cut the slot into the...

    How deep do people tend to cut the slot into the brass back?

    Cheers
  38. Thread: Mahonia Branch

    by CBaulds
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    Mahonia Branch

    This bit of timber is from some prunings off a Mahonia bush. From counting the growth rings it looks like this small piece is about 20years old.
    I noticed this piece because of how yellow it was on...
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    How did the handle turn out? And was it dry...

    How did the handle turn out? And was it dry enough?
  40. Thread: Symtec lathe

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    WANTED:SA. Are these symtec lathes different from other...

    Are these symtec lathes different from other lathes?
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    Thank-you for bringing this to my attention Ian....

    Thank-you for bringing this to my attention Ian. I have to admit, I haven't put too much thought into the 'hang angle' yet. I will continue to research in order to find out what will work best for...
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    Hahaha I hope I can make the most of this...

    Hahaha I hope I can make the most of this addiction Bushmiller; with any luck I'll produce a usable saw or ten. Time will tell.

    Cheers,

    Cameron
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    This is very helpful Ian, thanks for sharing so...

    This is very helpful Ian, thanks for sharing so much detail. I find it particularly interesting that you enjoy having a brass back that is not too heavy, as I have recently heard Rob Cosman...
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    This is very interesting. What are the dimensions...

    This is very interesting. What are the dimensions of the bass bar stock you use?

    Cheers
  45. It was so frustrating JW. I had to wait a while...

    It was so frustrating JW. I had to wait a while before they arrived and I think I got my hopes up to much. I was really looking forward to having a matching set with a nice range of sizes....
  46. Thread: Hi

    by CBaulds
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    Hi

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm from Adelaide but currently in the UK for a bit. I've been tinkering with woodworking for the last couple of years.
    I've mainly been collecting and tuning up old tools in that...
  47. Hi Everyone, I actually bought this set of...

    Hi Everyone,

    I actually bought this set of chisels from the Amazon USA store back in November and when they arrived I was very disappointed. I was expecting they would need flattening and...
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