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Aggravated plastic butchery

I’ve been wanting a way of derusting long tools and plane bodies for a while. I couldn’t find a suitable trough, but I read somewhere about using plastic pipe, blocked at one end. Today I went to a local builders … Continue reading

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Tuning the Charnwood W730 – Part 3

After some tweaks last month I’ve been quite happy with how the W730 performs, but one thing that still annoys me is how loose the mitre gauge is in the T-slots. There’s probably less than 1mm gap between the thinner … Continue reading

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Tuning the Charnwood W730 – Part 2

I made a start on this yesterday and gained an understand of how the two blade guides work. Yesterday It seemed like both the blade guides had to be mounted at an angle in order to ensure both side bearings … Continue reading

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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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Bandsaw delivery

Yesterday I took delivery of my latest toy, a Charnwood W730 bandsaw from Homewood Ltd in Worthing. Mobile base I was given the dimensions of the base of the saw in advance, so I was able to prepare one of … Continue reading

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“Final” machinery ordered

In what will probably be my last machinery purchases for a while I have ordered a bandsaw and a lathe. These purchases will complete my “minimal” (I know I could have none – I choose not to :)) machinery of: … Continue reading

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Poll – Bandsaw choices

I’ve been thinking and reading about building a workshop for some time now, trying to figure out the best and simplest setup for my single garage. For financial and space reasons I’m trying to keep the quantity and size of … Continue reading

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