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    In an attempt at keeping things simple I just...

    In an attempt at keeping things simple I just purchased a pair of Blue Max Ultra tires from New Jersey. Thank you all for your suggestions and advice.

    Bob.
  2. Wood Lathe Toolrest

    Mike,

    The only way clearance can be achieved is with the 3 way clamp and the banjo inverted. Seems too weird to think that is what Woodfast intended.

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    Bob.
  3. No worries Mike. I was going to take some...

    No worries Mike.

    I was going to take some photos of the toolrest then I sidetracked myself...

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    There is a plan hatching here...
  4. Bob, All 4 two way clamps are identical. The...

    Bob,

    All 4 two way clamps are identical. The banjo can be inverted but then it collides with the rail if you were trying to work in close. Mike's brochure might hold a clue.

    Bob.
  5. Extended.

    When Dave and I swapped saws last weekend I mentioned that I was having little success locating 1 1/2" diameter steel tube to replace the missing 4 foot long tubes that would have originally...
  6. Mounting the Saw

    The saw sits on a spigoted cast iron base. Fortunately the base and the drive pulley were among the accessories Bob gave me with the machine. Strangely the spigots would not slide home in the...
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    Thanks Bob. Gary asked me to confirm the width...

    Thanks Bob.

    Gary asked me to confirm the width and depth of the wheel's groove if I wanted to have him supply an insert. To measure the groove would require destroying part of the existing tire...
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    Mick, I have now had a number of email...

    Mick,

    I have now had a number of email exchanges with Gary at Bandsaw Tire Warehouse. The Junior's wheels are grooved. Bueller glued a rubber strip filler in place that projected 1.5mm in an...
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    Thank you Mick. After your experience I will...

    Thank you Mick.

    After your experience I will go ahead and order a pair of tyres. Woodfast grooved the Junior's wheels on the saw that 'Bueller' owns and if my wheels are similarly grooved I will...
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    Woodfast Junior - Tyre Replacement

    Hello,

    I'm a foreigner to this forum so hopefully this is the correct place to ask a question concerning tyres. Not that long ago, BobL gave me his Woodfast Universal Woodworker. The machine, a...
  11. No Bob, It was an orphan purchased on Gumtree....

    No Bob,

    It was an orphan purchased on Gumtree. I think the only bits missing from the Universal are the pair of 1 1/2" x 4 foot tubes. Oh, and the jigsaw.
  12. And now there is more.....

    A young fellow drove up from Cowaramup this morning and we swapped bandsaws. We both came out in front.:2tsup:

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  13. Spruced Up.

    I had some spraying enamel colour matched by Global Coatings in Bentley and airbrushed it on. Not certain about the handle. The die-cast handle is from the Universal's lathe's tailstock and the...
  14. More Progress on the Mitre Gauge

    First off, a couple of photos that might suggest why I'm going to the trouble.

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    I imagine at some stage the gauge has been jammed in the table slot and belted out mutilating the...
  15. The casting's upper clamping face for the mitre...

    The casting's upper clamping face for the mitre gauge's handle or knob in my mind should have been parallel with the base of the casting. It wasn't but is now.

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  16. Thank you Mike.:2tsup:

    Thank you Mike.:2tsup:
  17. Mike, The stops rods are missing from the...

    Mike,

    The stops rods are missing from the mitre gauge as are the clamps. The clamps look like steel pressings in your photo from an older thread, and there being no easy way for me to replicate...
  18. Thank you very much for the photos Mike. ...

    Thank you very much for the photos Mike.

    Little chance of me replicating the handle. A job for a 3D printer no doubt. I will have to come up with a DIY substitute.

    Bob.
  19. Might be more of a chance Bob. The Flowcast 4E...

    Might be more of a chance Bob. The Flowcast 4E is continuous cast bar and has a fine grain, undoubtedly finer than the Woodfast sand casting, and probably would be noticeable.

    Bob.
  20. The Mitre Gauge

    The gauge requires some work.

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    The original handle has been replaced by a cobbled together brass concoction, the screw of which is bent as is the pivot pin....
  21. Bob, Prior to making the Eccentric...

    Bob,

    Prior to making the Eccentric Engineering 'Acute' tool sharpening kit, I most often used Weldon deburring bits for countersinking. When building the kit some of the countersunk fixings...
  22. [QUOTE=BobL;2209546] Thank you Bob, I use a...

    Thank you Bob,

    I use a 90 degree spot drill running at about 150 rpm. High speed seems to be a recipe for chatter.

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  23. The Jointer Guard - Again

    I pursued the idea of being able to lock the guard in place with a thumbscrew because there is a remote chance that my daughter may use the machine and better to be safe than sorry.

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  24. Mike, I had been planning on tapping the hole...

    Mike,

    I had been planning on tapping the hole in the Universal's table so that the locking pin could be screwed in place. Silly or worthwhile idea?

    Got as far as making a knurled brass thingo...
  25. The things you dont know!!:no: Thank's Mike. ...

    The things you dont know!!:no: Thank's Mike. Looks like I have a bit more screwcutting on my hands!
  26. The Jointer Guard

    The pivot pin in the guard was deformed and wobbled. On removal, there was a cross drilled hole in the pin and a steel plug embedded in the cast aluminium. Hard to imagine that the original pin might...
  27. I have no idea whether that is negative or...

    I have no idea whether that is negative or positive criticism.

    The knurling on the nuts would probably be acceptable to metalworkers familiar with knurling. Woodworkers may well have a different...
  28. Me too.:)

    Me too.:)
  29. One Job Finished, On To Another.

    I purchased some 80 grit cloth backed abrasive from Abrasiflex and glued it onto the disc. Works as well as I will ever need it to.

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    That out of the way I tackled something a bit...
  30. The Disc

    So with the spindle reassembled I mounted the sanding disc. It was immediately apparent there was a wobble in the disc. A 0.01mm dial indicator showed a wobble of roughly 0.2mm or 0.009". It also...
  31. Spindle Bearings - Easing Their Installation

    In case Bob and Mike think I've been sitting on my fingers.

    I'm probably going against the grain but in my mind grease and sawdust aren't a great combination so I am going to instal sealed...
  32. Ah well..

    So yesterday, filled with hope, I visited my friend Alan and mounted the assembled disc and spindle in the four jaw Burnerd chuck on his Colchester Master 2500 lathe. Using a 0.01mm dial test...
  33. In its day the grey milling machine cost enough...

    In its day the grey milling machine cost enough for it to be only affordable by the likes of goverment departments and universities. It, a 1962 Swiss Schaublin 13, came from the Aeronautical Research...
  34. Turning the Disc.

    Not an overly successful day.

    I think the Achilles heel in my attempt to acheive concentricity was a simple socket set screw. Woodfast cut a 12 degree angled flat on the spindle's spigot. A...
  35. Bohdan, My single experience with routing...

    Bohdan,

    My single experience with routing aluminium was roughly thirty years ago when I had the task of cleaning up several lineal metres of 6mm thick 5083 edge. The router released a shower of...
  36. Thanks Mike, The bearings were tight on the...

    Thanks Mike,

    The bearings were tight on the spindle. I had to use a press to remove the saw end 6205 bearing because I couldn't reach with a three jaw puller. I made a couple of end caps to lessen...
  37. A Start on the Disc

    The photos pretty much sum up today's work.

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  38. Thank you for the kind offer Michael. Alan...

    Thank you for the kind offer Michael.

    Alan 'C-47' has a 13" swing Colchester Master 2500 which I used to face the little Tough drill's table a few years back. If I can't come up with a way of...
  39. The Spindle

    This presents a bit of a puzzle for me. I intend to replace the bearings but Woodfast's method of assembly has me scratching my head. If the bearings are pressed onto the spindle prior to being...
  40. Hello MA, Thanks for showing interest. I had...

    Hello MA,

    Thanks for showing interest. I had typed a detailed post describing the processes involved in the making of the hub, when the page froze with the result that I lost the post. So the...
  41. A Start on the Sanding Disc. The Hub

    For Bob and Mike.
  42. Thank you for the photos Mike. I have the...

    Thank you for the photos Mike.

    I have the adaptor but no bits. A search begins.

    Bob.
  43. Hello Mike, Thank you very much for going to...

    Hello Mike,

    Thank you very much for going to the trouble to post the images. The disc is nothing like I expected. I was expecting something more substantial. It obviously did the job and didn't...
  44. More Progress.

    This time the mortising and dowelling attachment.

    The aluminium castings were in good condition and the steel components were definitely not.

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    The cranked lever for the table's height...
  45. Railed - For Woolly and Bob.

    Some photos to show the manner in which I made the stand off spacers and drilled, tapped and counterbored the bar to accommodate them.

    The spacers are 4140.

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  46. That is wonderful Woolly! :2tsup: My...

    That is wonderful Woolly! :2tsup:

    My understanding of the adjuster based on your photos and description is this...a bolt ( set screw) presumably 3/8"BSW, with a locknut screwed up under the bolt's...
  47. Thanks Bob, The photo shows a solid rail or...

    Thanks Bob,

    The photo shows a solid rail or possibly a capped rail. In other images I have found online the rail appears tubular. Any memory of whether it might have been one or the other?
    And if...
  48. I would really appreciate that Woolly. Thank...

    I would really appreciate that Woolly.

    Thank you
    Bob,
  49. Thanks Bob, The next thing I need to make is...

    Thanks Bob,

    The next thing I need to make is the fence guide rail. I can make assumptions as to its length and means of attachment but actual dimensions would be handy. A couple of photos would...
  50. This may or may not be of interest to anyone...

    This may or may not be of interest to anyone other than BobL....

    Other than the all too obvious water damage, I have only found one broken part. It is the cast bracket used to mount the fence's...
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