Category Archives: Machinery

Tuning the Charnwood W730 – Part 1

Although I took delivery of my Charnwood W730 bandsaw back in September I must confess I’ve barely used it until today, when I had a play and did a few test cuts in scrap wood. The machine was built by … Continue reading

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Projects – Tool Storage – Part 2

After finally getting the hang of levelling the planer tables of my planer thicknesser I decided to prepare some wood for the chisel rack I’ve been thinking about for a while. I decided to break up some of the slatted … Continue reading

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Levelling the SIP 01552 – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last updated on this subject Since then I’ve played about with my dial gauge … … and my Dad has sent several prototypes of the flanged mounting washer thingy and we’d very nearly got … Continue reading

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Three more deliveries

Over the last few days I’ve received three deliveries: Axminster Veritas Aluminium straight edge – £26.10 – I’ve wanted a straight edge I can use as a reference when checking/setting up machines and jigs/fixtures/appliances for a while now Veritas miniature … Continue reading

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SIP 01552 dust extraction

As I mentioned when I reviewed it initially, the inbuilt extraction on my SIP 01552 is useless. (I’ve since checked and the blades of the fan do spin, they just don’t seem to move the air enough to even suck … Continue reading

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Levelling the SIP 01552 – Part 2

As mentioned in my previous post, my current best idea for getting the table absolutely level is to fabricate some new “square washer thingys” (I really must figure out the proper name for them, but the exploded diagram that came … Continue reading

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Levelling the SIP 01552 – Part 1

I mentioned ages ago that the planer tables of my planer thicknesser are about 0.2 degrees out of alignment with one another. In real world terms this is less than 1mm over the 200mm width of cut (at least according … Continue reading

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