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Hemingway Westbury Hacksaw

Building the Hemingway Power Hacksaw Kit

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Jonathan Mead29/12/2017 10:06:55
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I ordered the kit in November, and after a few weeks wait for the castings, it arrived in mid-December. I plan to start this in the New Year, but in the meantime here is a picture of the kit unpacked for contents checking. The drawings and instructions are very good, and I'm looking forward to getting started.

Edited By Jonathan Mead on 29/12/2017 10:08:58

jimmy b29/12/2017 10:56:41
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I look forward to seeing progress on l9ng do you plan on taking?

Brian Baker 129/12/2017 12:19:18
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I made one of these saws in the early 80's, and it is still in regular use, although my son in Law "Borrowed" it.

It is a very useful machine, and I often sit & watch it cutting material, thinking, "my arm would be aching by now".

good luck with you build.



roy entwistle29/12/2017 16:40:26
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At about 9.15 this morning I could view this photo, now at16.30 I get a message telling me to update my photobucket account. I've never had one. Why ?


SillyOldDuffer29/12/2017 16:59:23
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Posted by roy entwistle on 29/12/2017 16:40:26:

At about 9.15 this morning I could view this photo, now at16.30 I get a message telling me to update my photobucket account. I've never had one. Why ?


Not your Photobucket account Roy, it's poor old Jonathan they want money from.

Photobucket used to host images on the internet for free. Earlier in the year they suddenly started charging for it, causing the message to appear on a gigantic scale across the web. Not surprisingly a lot of their customers are VERY annoyed.

It's safer to publish forum pictures using the forum itself rather than a third-party like Photobucket.


ian j29/12/2017 18:09:11
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That's answered my question also, thank you.

roy entwistle29/12/2017 19:30:46
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Thank you Dave and have a happy and productive new year


 ps  That goes for everyone else as well

Edited By roy entwistle on 29/12/2017 19:48:53

JohnF30/12/2017 01:08:03
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Hmm! I agree avoid these outfit like the plague -- however I to could see the photo earlier but now only the message but I also note that the photo IS available in Jonathan's albums -- why one and not the other ?

not done it yet30/12/2017 07:24:19
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“why one and not the other ?”

Because they were both saved as files in different places, but one place wants umpteen quids a year for the privilege, so is blocking any view until they are paid!

Bob Rodgerson30/12/2017 09:20:46
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I hope that Photobucket charging for their services backfires. I have been inundated with messages from them asking me to take up their generous rates since they made this move which suggests to me they are getting desperate for the business.

They obviously made money before charging for their service but have become greedy.

Ian S C30/12/2017 11:14:41
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Probably best to forget PB, well for this forum any way, just transfer direct from your computer photo album.

I suppose the reason Jonathin's photos are still visible in his album is that they are not open to the full forum, ie out here for all to see.

Ian S C

Jonathan Mead16/01/2018 17:02:05
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I can't seem to edit my original post, so here is the original photo of the kit parts, now uploaded onto my albums on this site. I have completed the first machining on the drive wheel so far, but have been away on holiday for the last 2 weeks. More to follow.

Wout Moerman16/01/2018 17:15:46
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Looks like a great kit! Very complete. Or is part of what is shown provided by you?

They even provided a cast iron saw blade already mounted in the frame. ...

Mark Elen 116/01/2018 19:29:48
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Hi Jonathan,

I'm watching with interest, as I'm building the same thing. I'm attacking the stuff that can be milled, as I haven't got a lathe yet.

All the best


Jonathan Mead18/01/2018 21:56:18
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The photo shows everything that comes from Hemingway - it is very complete and includes the motor and worm drive gearbox. The castings are all aluminium alloy, so hopefully will be cleaner to machine than cast iron.

Mark, I saw your post - obviously Hemingway hacksaws are like London buses laughlaugh

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