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Thread: Band saw blade comming off pulley
17/11/2009 18:04:46
Chris Stephens
I am in Scotland but I had found Dragon saws from wales good and cheap they were HSS and were as I say very good I am curious in what you say about the teeth facing the wrong way being easy to rectify can you explain.

Chris Gabel
I have bought a vertical band saw for cutting wood so this is why I need new blades, So it is not the metal cutting horizontal one which are fine if set up properly  they all have their good and bad points.  I have one for sale if anyone is interested. 
On your Evolution range those tools really impress me on the videos but I would like to try them myself I don't know how they would do on solid bar I will go search youtube now to see if they are doing that.
17/11/2009 12:44:13
Hi does anyone know where Dragon Saws has gone, Steve Sparrow did you get in contact with him way back. If not can anyone give me the name of a good and not so pricy supplier of Bandsaw Blades.
Thread: Template Paper/card
16/11/2009 16:40:25
I have a friend who is a carpet fitter i will have a word with him, I never knew they used such a thing but it all sounds logical that it should to cut the ply etc.
What had been in my mind was when I was an apprentice in the training school we used an orange template paper in the plating shop for drawing out developments etc. I am sure the stuff the carpet fiters are using is very similar.
16/11/2009 11:46:56
Yes i have thought about craft shops and picture framers but i thought the card would have beed too thick and expensive as it is for decorative purposes.
16/11/2009 11:16:26
Hi does anyone know a good source for template paper / card in the uk or any cheap alternatives that are used, i know i can use the lokes of cornflake boxes for small stuff but i am looking to cover maybe 1 metre square.
Jim K
Thread: Small Drills
16/11/2009 02:39:25
I am blaming the keyboard and vista for that
15/11/2009 03:08:01
I agree Jeff the stone must be in god shape and the way you describe sounds to me like easy WITH PRACTICE.
When i originally heard the story i was thinking that the fute is rested on something and although i said freehand i wonder did he have something to give him a guide to certain angles. You know how these lads used things to make a job easier. like for example the thickness of a sixpence to give a certain height.
14/11/2009 11:38:47
I have heard that it is possible to sharpen small drills on a grinder freehand, it was told to me by a friend who doesnt remember how he was told to do it. (by an old toolmaker)
What he remembers is that it was a very logical and simple way with no jigs or fancy set up.
Just wondering if anyone know of this technique.
Thread: Variable Speed Controllers for Lathes
14/11/2009 02:55:39
thanks this answers my question.
Thread: Newton Tesla CL series
13/11/2009 03:17:20
I am sure there are owners here who have fitted this conversion to an under drive lathe,
I am thinking of adding this modification to my lathe or simlar so please recommend other options. My question is when fitting the conversion do you fit the motor in the original position and use the same pulley drive system, or do you rip it all out and modify to have a more direct drive.

Edited By Jim K on 13/11/2009 03:17:41

Thread: Variable Speed Controllers for Lathes
08/11/2009 07:18:17
I have often wondered about these and also for using it in my Boxford. What i was wondering is, do you still use the pulleys for the different ranges of speeds or do you configure the pulley system so that you have a sort of direct drive?
Has anyone ever done it to a boxford.?
Thread: Band saw blade comming off pulley
07/11/2009 03:08:21
Try this yahoo group there is a lot of info on setting up these bandsaws, i followed them and i am having good results.
Thread: B & Q Steel stock
05/11/2009 07:57:52
Metal Supermarket
Yes i insist with them to give me a quote first but and i dont hesitate to question it if i think it high, I understand that they are a franchise and they use a main database to get the prices so they should be sold on weight or size. Speak to the owner also they usually have a bin of offcuts.
04/11/2009 03:26:33
If you are buying small or large amounts of metal almost any shape try they are in most cities and large towns in the UK they cut to your size from their stock. So you can give them a list of materials and get a quote then order when you pick up all the bits are there cut to size this includes sheet metal.
A lot cheaper than B&Q

Edited By Jim K on 04/11/2009 03:27:27

Edited By Jim K on 04/11/2009 03:27:58

Thread: etching
01/11/2009 03:30:39
I done a search also and found that in MEW issue 108 Aug-Sept and 109 Oct of 2005 Sheet Metal Etching part 1 & 2 cover this topic.
Not as recent as i thought, unless i seen something somewhere else i will keep looking.
01/11/2009 02:59:12
I think it was MEW in recent issues i think i saw something i will have a search.
Thread: kool mist
27/10/2009 13:55:37
I think littlemachineshop in usa sell this i bought one a good while back but not used it yet. On looking at it when i recieved it it was very easy to make.
just acts like a spray gun
Thread: What am I doing wrong???
19/10/2009 14:12:23
Just for the record if you have the problem again try reversing the die in the holder maybe the die is stamped on the wrong side. i have had this problem with dies before.
Thread: Digital editions of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.
17/09/2009 09:41:06
What about The Best Of ME and MEW have you thought of selling them as digitised issues maybe could be done as a pilot scheme.
15/09/2009 16:48:13
Yes i would be interested in the purchase of back issues.
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