Thursday, 22 December 2011

Getting Sorted

No work on Trudy-Ann this past week. Over the last few months I have been getting increasingly irritated by having to shuffle round in a cluttered workshop and more often worked outside if the item was of any size, so I decided to bite the bullet. Well one week and several trips down the tip later things are starting to take shape. The table saw has been moved towards the back corner but it means that I can only cut 8x4 sheets of ply cross ways without moving the set up back to the middle. It is on wheels but it means lifting all the support legs so can be a bit of a pain. Now work can be carried out whatever the weather is like or what time of day it is.
I decided to treat myself to this for Christmas and Karen added a full set of blades from 6mm to 25mm and the wheel set.
It’s a bit of a beast and can cope with timber up to 12” thick but will also cut 8x4 ply lengthways yet the footprint is hardly more than the dinky little bandsaw I had before. Should be useful to turn blocks into boards and shaped items, can’t wait to try it out.
Cheer up the sun has just set on the shortest day of the year, now we can start looking forward to spring and to cheer us all up further, the world will have ended by this time next year so they say. Merry Christmas everyone.  

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