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by TomasG
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help me determine this wood grain
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Help me determine this wood grain

Ash it looks like to me from that course grain, the handle looks quartersawn or close to hence the straight bandings, compared to somewhat flatsawn drawer front, it might be QS oak though with some medullary rays, ash can be figured like that too, but it's not as distinct on a larger board, and you ...
by TomasG
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: what are Woodworking Tips For the Beginner ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: what are Woodworking Tips For the Beginner ?

Hello Dasunfrd It would be helpful if you stated what kind of woodwork YOU wish to get tips about . For me I am a cabinetmaker internet scholar with more time than money , and I am going to give some tips for someone whose interested in the same .... BTW ( Cabinetmaker is a general a term for accura...
by TomasG
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: Newbie help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 5510

Re: Newbie help needed

Hello Ray It sounds to me that you need a solid workbench to work on This is the most important thing you need so you can use those tools the next thing is it needs to be FLAT You will need a solid bench to make a nice /usable bench for plenty of hand plane use .... If you plan to work with solid wo...
by TomasG
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which phase converter for hammer k3 table saw
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: Which phase converter for hammer k3 table saw

What about a VFD ? Did you look for inverters on ebay .. just make sure their single phase IN ... most are not Two inverters which im now ..lookin at the moment are the invertec optidrive @ £210 and a cheaper Teco L510 @ £204 +postage costs Sold in the UK although these drives are rated for 2.2kw (3...
by TomasG
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: planing wide board
Replies: 13
Views: 4804

Re: planing wide board

Why not use hand planes ? This is about the best suited video on the subject although Graham Haydon has a very good video aswell on youtube enjoyable to watch a huge slab being planed, even if you choose not to do so . Here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg0jUWJPweg" onclick="window.open(t...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Centauro bandsaw refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Centauro bandsaw refurb

Congrats :D My saw was in similar condition Have you thought about a fence design ? Had I already the round style rail with my saw ... i probably would have made the square style rail similar to the felder design .... the felder design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bUoHHdLex0" onclick="window.ope...
by TomasG
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: 400 quid bandsaw
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: 400 quid bandsaw

Lovely Real Italian saw on ebay Would be a lot quieter than anything new for that price Cheap china biscuit tin machines cant tension blades correctly so the blade just rubs against the guides (destroying them prematurely) Its single phase and you could do SO MUCH with a machine like this compared t...
by TomasG
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Straight edges
Replies: 19
Views: 5771

Re: Straight edges

Hello , been waiting for a thread like this for a while.... Is there no old skool engineers reading ? I'm surprised to see no-one has mentioned the three straight edges making technique ....? Well from the small story i gathered .... Please correct me if I'm wrong When you went to be an engineering ...
by TomasG
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: How to keep Machinery free from rust?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: How to keep Machinery free from rust?

Hello Paul You didn't mention /might not be comfortable describing your workshop I dont have the luxury to be running a dehumidifier all the time so i didn't insulate the place Doing so would trap the hot air (caused by me) which will hold a much higher moisture content and condense on things with t...
by TomasG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Running bandsaw and cyclone power help
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Running bandsaw and cyclone power help

Hello everyone After much searching for a GOOD single phase 20+ " bandsaw it seems ... Could i be better off buying a 3 phase bandsaw ? I will be eventually building a 3 to .. 5 hp Pentz cyclone ( mainly for just it ) and figure I will need a semi mobile rotary converter to power both ONLY at the sa...
by TomasG
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: the best value router for my money
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

the best value router for my money

Hello all Im on the look out for a used 1/2" or 3/4 "router , i was told that the price of router bits will eclipse the money ill spend on the tool but... i am wondering whether a good brand tool or bigger router will break/damage bits less ? good brand meaning.... better bearings, less play and goo...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

Oh by the way I forgot to ask is this acceptable to have the blade this far in on the tires ? you cant really see but the blade is about 4mm closer to the edge on the bottom wheel than the top wheel I havn't yet cut anything i just ran the saw (starting with short bursts)for about a minute and it se...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

Hello again For those interested or who encounters similar problems as ive had mainly.... The slight nicking noise from the teeth lightly scratching the tires and also the distance change of the upper guides moving away from the blade when the guidepost is lowered/raised Here is how i sussed it.... ...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

this is the only way that it seems to work, without the blade lightly biting into the tyres
by TomasG
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

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by TomasG
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Machinery Buying Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 9424

Re: Machinery Buying Advice

Hello good to see some more luthier fans about in Ireland Id definatly buy a good drill press over a spindle sander ANYDAY Are you making bending forms/moulds or is it for eletrics guitar bodys ? If i were you id try and make a robo sander using the thrust braring/housing from a angle grinder (the s...
by TomasG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Bandsaw

Have you tried gumtree uk ?
i think theirs a good few in scotland
also i forgot to mention get the biggest heaviest wheels you can
i was told to stay away from aluminum wheels .. and it dosent mention that
the ax has cast iron wheels
by TomasG
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Bandsaw
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Bandsaw

Hello I just bought a new bandsaw I needed to get a big one for resawing (still a single phase though ) If you stated what you wanted to do with it it would help but if you think theirs any chance that you might be resawing in the future i would definatly get a bigger machine than that the frame wil...
by TomasG
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

Sorry i did not think to mention that the blade wasnt supplied with my saw in the box
I had to ring the shop when i got home and they sent the blade down with some random person
that was driving by me
and it could have been damaged at any point

not dissing anyone
by TomasG
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

Thanks very much for taking the time out promhandycam to take pics Its interesting that theirs two sets of holes for the guide assembly on your machine Just pondering If you used a narrow blade with this machine ? Did you have to back up the lower guide assembly block to where it butts up against th...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

Re: startrite 502e

thats the thing i cant move these lower guides to center it up ive taken the guide assembly off to see if there was another set of holes under there .. this other pic will explain Ive tried changing the angle of the wheels too (adjusting the jacking ) i put it back to the way it was originally today...
by TomasG
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: startrite 502e
Replies: 18
Views: 6906

startrite 502e

hello is this misalignment ok
its the blade i got with the saw

I suspect this issue is all down to the blade
and it will hopefully sort itself out with a good/wider blade
thanks
by TomasG
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: dangerous fine dust be aware !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

dangerous fine dust be aware !!!

Hello just thought everyone should click on this mans website he really knows his stuff.. modifications for cyclone D/Cs He will change the way you think about dust http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/medicalrisks.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; mabye someone should move this...