Here is a list of all the postings Alan Waddington 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors|
Bought a bandsaw off a guy in Manchester, fantastic cellar workshop, Hardinge lathe etc. Told me he had a Bridgeport down there at one time. Only access was through the kitchen, and down a flight of steep and narrow stone steps, a mountain goat would have balked at
|Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve|
Hi Richard, yes still on a shelf, PM me your address and i will send it to you.
|Thread: Trends in Radio Ads|
The problem with Planet Rock, is the playlists are drawn from a very small barrel of tracks, which never seems to change........if you listen to it for 6 months it’s just an endless repeat of the same records, drawn from a very shallow gene pool that hasn’t changed in years.......For example, how many times a week do they play Hocus Pocus, by Focus , great track once every couple of years, but six times a week becomes seriously tedious 😩
|Thread: A gas engine question|
Not sure about that Tim, most modern Superbikes are around 13:1 and will happily run on pump petrol.
|Thread: Get on yer bike|
|Thread: Guidance on selling my late fathers machinery|
Ollie, you have PM
|Thread: Colechester help please|
If you can wait until Saturday i will take it off, take better photos, and take some accurate measurements for you.
Holy crap David.......charades at xmas must be fun with you
Is this the offending article ?
Apologies for the quality, bit awkward to photograph with an ipad and lathe up against a wall.
Sorry if im being a bit thick David, read your post through a few times, but still not sure what you need.
Not entirely clear what you need a photo of David, but i have a student 1800 and am happy to take any photos that may help.
|Thread: New Bandsaw Gloat|
Great video on youtube comparing the manual v auto. To be fair unless you are using for production work i suppose auto is a luxury, although Femi claim the blades last longer on auto.
I don’t have space for a permanent set up, so bought the Femi Jobby folding stand, it works similar to an ironing board, but is rated at 50kg, i thought it would come in handy for other uses as well as the saw. It will be hung on the wall between duties.
From the research i did prior to purchase, yes they are all good. When i first came across Femi no one in the UK was selling them, you had to import yourself, so was pleased when Stakesy’s started to stock them. Decent prices too.
I think the only real difference with the cheaper models, aside from the obvious like smaller cut capacity and lack of auto downfeed, is the blade runs the conventional way. Not sure what the advantage of a reverse cutting action is, or if there is indeed any advantage, but the more expensive ones run like that.
One slight disadvantage of the reverse blade direction is you cant fit a vertical table, which is an option on at least one of the cheaper models.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 17/01/2019 13:51:54
|Thread: Hobby mill|
People will have differing views on this, It also depends on what you intend to make with it, what your levels of patience are and what your budget is.
3 phase isnt really an issue these days as inverters are cheap, and give the advantage of soft start and infinite speed control etc. Which opens you up to many of the smaller semi industrial mills, Tom Senior, Boxford VM30 etc
Weight wise, something like a Tom Senior will happily sit on wooden floorboards. I once bought an 800kg universal mill from Liverpool, and when we got there , found it was in the front room of a terraced house with 2 steps up to the front door........was an interesting day for sure !
Wabeco are fantastic little mills, but pricey, many on here use seig, Warco etc, and if one f those is big enough you have the advantage of perhaps buying brand new..
So really it’s impossible to tell you what is ‘Best’ for you.
|Thread: New Bandsaw Gloat|
Not been inside yet so can’t answer regarding the pulleys, however afaik it’s designed to cut dry, the blade also runs in the opposite direction to every other bandsaw iv’e had.
Good to hear you have been pleased with it Paul, and that it’s still going strong. Proper bargain at $250......wish they were still available at that price.
Ahh the hypnotic throb of a donkey saw, takes me back to being an apprentice........we used to put a full bundle of 1/2 round bar in at a time and tack weld all the ends together.....then have a brew while it chewed through the lot.
Iv'e only done the one test cut Adrian, a piece of 316 stainless. The speed is variable, and it has a chart with suggested speeds and feeds for different materials. So i had it set at the recommended speed of 3.5 and it was very quiet.
Top speed is 6 and i guess would be a bit noisier if set to that, but it's nothing like the racket my old belt drive Axminster used to make. More of a gentle whine.
Granted, budget option they are not, but i weighed up the cost against the frustration and wasted time iv'e had faffing about with cheapo's in the past and thought sod it........plus it's so compact and lightweight, it won't take up valuable real estate in my already cramped workshop.
Been umming and aahing over one of these for a year or two, finally decided life was too short and took the plunge.......what a piece of kit !
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