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Member postings for Peter Leslie 1

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Thread: Axminster Bandsaw Motor Problem
22/01/2014 18:40:25

Thank you so much Derek, you have achieved what axminster couldn't in 3 days of waiting! (Although they are always very polite and usually very helpful). Thank you also Dave and Paul for the info and offer, greatly appreciated.

I had it wired up completely wrong it turns out, ill give the wires a twiddle tomorrow and see how i get on, will keep you posted!

Ive got a few of tons of 10" scots pine logs to board so will post some pics when that's underway.

Thanks again, Pete

Thread: Cut MDF
20/01/2014 22:34:45

I know this is an old thread but ill chip in my 2p.

I have a CNC router and produce a lot of mdf parts. I deal mainly with 6mm and 18mm mdf

The thickness is important because 6,9,12 mm mdf are consistent in their fiber structure, 18mm + generally has a soft core (there are products like 'deep rout' for cnc'ing which are pretty solid but you'll not find them easily).

I dont worry about sealing 6mm, i just paint, sand, paint, sand, done.

The centre of 18mm is like a sponge and soaks in tons of sealer. I've tried everything for 18mm from celulose spray, to shellac, pva, mdf primer ..etc etc etc. I have been using decorators caulking for years. Its cheap, very very easy to apply, available in different colours, dries in around an hour and is sandable when dry. Gives you a perfect finish to paint over. Did i mention its cheap! I use Soudal caulking, at a quid a tube you can't grumble.

Hope it helps someone.

Thread: Sourcing Oak
20/01/2014 21:53:33

Your best bet is Scawton Sawmill in Thirsk just down the road from you. They import kd and ad euro oak from 20mm-100mm plus some other timbers, poplar, cherry, chestnut, syc

They do 1" QB3 oak for about 22quid a cube. I've had some great timber off them in the past, if needed they will pallatise for 70quid. I've no affiliation with them beyond being a satisfied customer.

Thread: Axminster Bandsaw Motor Problem
20/01/2014 21:42:14

Hi Guys, im hoping one of you can help me out with a problem i have with an Axminster bandsaw. It is an older version of the model below:

After sending the motor off for a tinker and rewiring it, guess what, it doesn't start! I drew a wiring diagram and think i have it right. What i'm really after is a photo from someone with the same (or similar) model of the capacitor housing so i can see the wiring. It's the black placky box mounted on the motor.

I've been on the phone to Axminster a couple of times and while they couldn't be more polite they could be more helpful. I am promised a diagram or photo of sorts but it's taking its time, and costing me money.

I'm a furniture maker based in Lincolnshire, this saw although small does my resawing and boarding of small logs and cants. It's been doing this for 5 years now on a regular basis and copes fine. I got a good deal on it (it was second hand 5 years ago!) and a new motor costs more than i paid. I have another bigger Axminster saw but it's wired up differently as it was made in the age of coal power and cholera.

Thanks if anyone can be of help!!

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