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With bandsaws, it's not just about adjusting the guides - first off, put in a good, new blade - a worn blade can make things worse in terms of "drift". Then make sure the tension and the tracking on the top and bottom wheels is right, and finally sort out the top and bottom guides. Even after all this you may have to set the fence at a slight angle to compensate for the drift..it a fact of life with bandsaws, but the blade shouldn't be wandering..cutting at a very slight angle (that's "drift") is quite typical, but if it's wandering, it sounds like the tension might be too low and/or the blade may be worn unevenly.
Look on eBay for a used bandsaw, that's what I did, got my Record 300 for around £250 (less than half the price of a new one) and it had hardly been used. Also, havea look at the Axminster Hobby Series HBS310N Bandsaw..cast iron table and looks pretty decent. I've got an Axminster Table saw, and although it's called the "Hobby"Series", it's good solid piece of kit.
For ripping timber accurately you might be better off with a basic table saw..depends on what else you want it to do.
Big thank`s to everyone who played and those who came to support The 3rd Cambridge Cigar Box Guitar Festival. The event was a resounding success, the pub was very busy all day and by the time the evening came, it wall to wall people, crammed in!
A great day, many thanks guys, you rock,XXX
pet shop to follow though
That's a great idea but I wanted to build one with a kit so I can reverse engineer it.
Anyone point me in the right direction... or for the plan to build both a 'standard 'model or a deranged, do it yourself version fron scratch.
How about going down to the local petshop and buying a cat bowl and fixing that in if you're handy with a few tools? I believe there's advice on how to go about it on here and also YouTube...
Could any of you guys tell me where in the UK I can get (reasonably priced) resonator kits for a standard 6 string guitar. I just got a nice little object for 17 quid. It already sounds nice but at that price it's a no brainer for me to convert it.
I've looked on Ebay but all I can find are based in the USA so it'll cost almost as much to ship 'em as the purchase price.
Try heating it up with a gas torch it wil change colour straw trough to dark bue before it get to red hot
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