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Thread: Inlaid Coffee Table
03/11/2016 21:56:42

Which would be the harder finish, a few coats of Tru-Oil or a sanding sealer followed by Polyurethane wiped on. The table is 5' x 2' and has several small inlaid wood strips.

I have cleaned it off and initially sanded to 320 grit, but having first thought of Tru-Oil, I have been wondering if a sealer and Poly finish would be more hard wearing and long lasting? Any suggestions please

Malcolm

Thread: Narrow Bandsaw Blade
01/10/2016 22:22:51

Not as yet Derek. The manufacturers that did, do not now, probably due to lack of interest, Still trying ad if I do get any information, I will share it.

Malcolm

13/09/2016 22:32:00

Thanks Derek but after contacting them, it is only 1/8" lowest width.

13/09/2016 08:27:39

Looking for a narrow bandsaw supplier but having difficulty finding one. I regularly use a 1/8" blade from Tuffsaw, but that's the smallest width he makes at present. Does anone please know of someone who makes narrow blades, something of 1/16" or 2mm but 133" (3378 mm) long for my Record BS400.

Thanks

Malcolm

Thread: Router lift
13/09/2016 08:20:57
  1. Excellent video on the lifting. Thanks
  2. Malcolm
Thread: Scrollsaw Wanted
31/01/2016 08:53:59

Not the Hegner now, it's the Excalibur I want to buy. Unfortunately I will have to wait as all Excaluburs have been withdrawn to be re-badged by Axminster and the 'Axminster Excalibur Trade' in their usual colours.

The third week in February is set for the launch, if anyone is interested

Thread: Axminster AWFS18 Scroll Saw
13/01/2016 22:33:53

Sold?

Thread: Best bandsaw blades
12/01/2016 17:15:19

Stupid me, just noticed that this post was in 2008, as with so many posts in this forum. Anywqay, the info may be of use to someone in the next few years.

Malcolm

Thread: Scrollsaw Wanted
12/01/2016 14:56:43

Happy New Year. I'm still looking for either a Variable speed Hegner of Excalibur 21 0r even 16. If you have one now or soon, plaese let me know. Thanks

Malcolm

Thread: Best bandsaw blades
12/01/2016 14:42:58

Hi Mike, I have just sent this post to another enquiry.

With a new bandsaw to look after, you may, or may not be aware that all bandsaws need to be 'tuned' to get the best out of them. In addition, there is a huge difference in the performance of the bandsaw when the wrong make of blade is chosen and these DO affect results. The best blade in the UK are undoubtedly made by Ian Black of Tuffsaw.http://www.tuffsaws.co.uk/index.php?route=information/contact/success

However, getting the bandsaw running smoothly takes time each and every time you change blades. If you haven't already seen it, the following may help.

THE BEST FROM A BANDSAW 'Alex Snodgrass of Carter Industries has an excellent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU on a tune up method that works well, but if you want to get the best use of your bandsaw on an ongoing basis, then the Steve Maskery DVD's will show you far more and they are a real investment. http://www.workshopessentials.com/shop/ '.

For checking the tension of your blade - A Flutter test Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zZuDosSy0

I hope this all helps you to get the very best from your latest equipment and if you need help, please shout up.

Malcolm

Thread: Sip 1444 bandsaw
12/01/2016 14:38:22

Hi Stephen, welcome to the forum.

With a new bandsaw to look after, you may, or may not be aware that all bandsaws need to be 'tuned' to get the best out of them. In addition, there is a huge difference in the performance of the bandsaw when the wrong make of blade is chosen and these DO affect results. The best blade in the UK are undoubtedly made by Ian Black of Tuffsaw.http://www.tuffsaws.co.uk/index.php?route=information/contact/success

However, getting the bandsaw running smoothly takes time each and every time you change blades. If you haven't already seen it, the following may help.

THE BEST FROM A BANDSAW 'Alex Snodgrass of Carter Industries has an excellent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU on a tune up method that works well, but if you want to get the best use of your bandsaw on an ongoing basis, then the Steve Maskery DVD's will show you far more and they are a real investment. http://www.workshopessentials.com/shop/ '.

For checking the tension of your blade - A Flutter test Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zZuDosSy0

I hope this all helps you to get the very best from your latest equipment and if you need help, please shout up.

Malcolm

Thread: Jewelly Box
01/01/2016 13:37:51

I would think she was Derek. There is a lot of thought and good work that went into that.

I have not made a square/conventional box, but I like to make bandsaw boxes.Mt son also does a few when he has time, which isn't so often these days. Yopu can see our boxes at www.badgerwoodcrafters.co.uk

At present I am trying to find a good scroll saw, but new prices on Hegner and Excalibur are a bit high. Would be good to get a variable speed moderatly used one. Does the forum have a 'wanted' section as I have'nt seen one, so just added a 'wanted' somewhere?

Happy New Year to you and your family

Malcolm

Edited By Malcolm Alexander 1 on 01/01/2016 13:39:44

31/12/2015 14:00:06

Very nice work Derek.

Thread: Model T Money Box
22/12/2015 22:56:09

Well dne. That's an excellent job that will make someone very happy, as wll as yoursef.

Have a great Christmas.

Malcolm

Thread: Scrollsaw Wanted
22/12/2015 22:48:50

Looking for a good Hegner or Excalbur scrollsaw if anyone has one. Photos please.

Malcolm

Hppy Chrismas to all.

Thread: Dremel competition now closed.
15/12/2015 15:36:57

May I ask what the outcome of this was? I am interested in buying a Dremel or similar tool to assist with my bandsaw box making and possible incorporating some inlay work. Not having seen the competition, it would interest me to know how it came out.

 

Malcolm

Edited By Malcolm Alexander 1 on 15/12/2015 15:55:14

Thread: bandsaw
13/12/2015 14:28:10
Posted by sad sam on 23/11/2015 16:53:59:

Hi malcòlm

Bandsaw beautiful I can't fault it iv been busy with Christmas boxes but have not figured out how to

Get pictures from my tablet onto the site yet hope you rare making a profit on the boxes they are very good

Edited By sad sam on 23/11/2015 16:54:52

 

 

Hi Sam, pleased that the video helped the tune up.

Not making a profit, more a question of paying for more timber. I sold two more last week a total of 5 for December £261, but some months I may sell one or none. I was off for a couple of months ill, but back in the swing again now and have 3 made that just need finishing off and another one cut out and partly glued up, so should finish those possibly by Christmas. Have added these to my album.

Hope you have a good Christmas and New Year.

Malcolm

www.badgerwoodcrafters.co.uk

 

Edited By Malcolm Alexander 1 on 13/12/2015 14:32:20

Edited By Malcolm Alexander 1 on 13/12/2015 14:54:12

Thread: Flattening sandpaper
09/12/2015 08:02:40

Have you tried Mirka Abranet? I previously used sandpapers but wouyld never go back to them. abranet lets the dust through and stays clean, particularly if you use the kit which has a sanding block with holes for a vacuume. https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=abranet+starter+kit

Thread: bandsaw
23/11/2015 20:53:13

Sam, its best to transfer your photos onto your PC if you can and reduce the size to make it easier to post onto the site.

Fewer sales than I would like, but only loking to cover timber costs and have fun.

Malcolm

23/11/2015 20:50:01

Technician,

Forgive me butting in, but if you contact Ian Black of Tuffsaw Balades ( 01443 3819261) and let im know the make and model of the bandsaw, he should be able to let you know the length. If you havent tried Tuffsaw blades before, I would urge you to order some as they will make your bandsaw sing, particuarly if you have tuned it up properly, the way Alex Snodgrass does

THE BEST FROM A BANDSAW 'Alex Snodgrass of Carter Industries has an excellent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU on a tune up method that works well, but if you want to get the best use of your bandsaw on an ongoing basis, then the Steve Maskery DVD's will show you far more and they are a real investment. http://www.workshopessentials.com/shop/ '.

For tension - A Flutter test Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zZuDosSy0

Malcolm

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