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Title: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on May 30, 2018, 04:26:28 PM
Bought it several years ago for $85 second hand not used for a long time as the lower blade guides needed attention as it wouldn't cut straight I've been putting it off because of the back pain it'll cause stooping down to fix it. Bit the bullet and posted it on a local buy swap & sell site for $45 gone within an hour. lol
It's new life is repairing cricket bats.

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Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on May 30, 2018, 04:38:45 PM
Forgot to add bought on ebay $199 with a discount $169 and free post.
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: Spankbucket on May 30, 2018, 05:34:25 PM
Yes setting up a bandsaw takes patience and a competent stoop!

Looks like your buyer got an absolute bargain.

I have two, one of which is set up and useable,,,the other unloved for years....maybe I'll sell it as you have put the idea into my head lol!!
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on May 30, 2018, 05:50:03 PM
 :beer :beer :beer
I kept the stand I made and have to make a board for the new saw to sit on as the base is half the size of the old one, I have some 15mm MDF that'll work nicely.
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on May 31, 2018, 04:45:02 PM
The chap who bought the saw is one very happy chappy after I facebook msg'd him to say I found his bank debit card on top of my brick letter/fence post I'm amazed it was still there with us living in Govt housing he must have dropped it when getting payment out in the dark tuesday night.
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on June 07, 2018, 02:11:19 PM
Everything slowed to a halt in life been very tired throughout the days no energy despite 8 1/2 hours sleep then it twigged lack of testosterone since a pituitary tumor the size of a large grapefruit removed in '94 I've been on 3 monthly injections in the butt a specialist decided at 65+ I didn't need it that often and decided on 6 monthly.
Realization came when trying to cut timber to raise the new bandsaw and had trouble lifting and controlling 7 1/4" saw and was unable to lift the 18kg new saw.
Had a blood test to confirm the low level yesterday app't with Doc for results & injection next tuesday.
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: Spankbucket on June 07, 2018, 04:19:25 PM
Sorry to hear about your health issues Damien...hope the tests go well for you.

Adjusting long-term prescriptions has caused me a problem too. Having been on a bunch of tablets to lower my blood pressure for years my dr decided to fiddle with my prescription and now its back up with a vengeance! NHS trying to save money I guess.

If it ain't broke don't fix it is my motto!
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on June 07, 2018, 06:23:59 PM
Thanks mate, what little hair I have is falling out, feel really weak and forever tired  as you say Could be NHS related the should be paying me for the pain, the injection is the thickness of honey on a cold day.
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: Spankbucket on June 08, 2018, 05:26:47 PM
Dr Frankenstien's lab?
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on June 08, 2018, 07:53:44 PM
:c002 :c002 :c002 :c002
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on June 09, 2018, 09:18:37 PM
Bit the bullet and finished setting up the saw on the stand, the riser block is MDF on the base the risers sections of wooden double bed frame 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" on edge the top  is from the bed slats 3" x 3/4"crosswise.

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Side on the tunnel can be seen.

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Front on with the Vacuum underneath I like it Table height is great I don't have to bend over at all.

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Finally I cut the curve from the end of the Vac hose and got a firm fit into the exhaust outlet of the saw.

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Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: Spankbucket on June 10, 2018, 05:42:17 PM
Very nice Damien.

Prompts me to do something to set up my floor standing one which has been gathering dust in my garage for 15 years...it's an Elektra Beckam (East German I think...I bought it new down South but have never really used it in anger!).
Title: Re: Bandsaw.
Post by: DamienG on June 10, 2018, 10:52:38 PM
I don't use them very often, but they're so handy when needed.
As the one I sold was subject to rust in the rainy season even though not subject to the rain itself obviously the high humidity was causing it.
 Whilst Looking for cloth backed vinyl on ebay wifey says we have some milium backed doorway curtains so I've cut a bag to shape just need some more contact adhesive tomorrow.