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The Brits are coming


The Brits are coming

A gathering of the UK cbg clan.

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Find out what's happening in the UK - Boxstock CBG festival details, merchandise, members and more.

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Started by Gary Williams. Last reply by Sleepy John on Thursday. 10 Replies

Up coming "Make and Play Workshops"

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2014 Invictus Games

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Comment by ChickenboneJohn 9 hours ago

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 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.

Comment by Gary Williams 10 hours ago
Just been given about 30 meter lengths x 2.5 inch round ash balcony rail (will make nice necks ) I am looking for a bandsaw I have a small metabo at the moment but no matter how I adjust the guides I still get a lot of wander in the blade
Any recommendations for band saws I like the record 350 but it's a bit to expensive for me I have about 350 to spend maybe 400
Comment by StumbleCol on Friday

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

Comment by Righteous Knockside on September 24, 2014 at 3:55pm

pet shop to follow though

Comment by Righteous Knockside on September 24, 2014 at 3:55pm

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.

Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on September 24, 2014 at 2:47pm

Comment by micky rooney on September 18, 2014 at 4:26pm

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...

Comment by Righteous Knockside on September 18, 2014 at 4:20pm

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.

Comment by Beartown Boxman on September 15, 2014 at 5:24pm

Try heating it up with a gas torch  it wil change colour  straw trough to dark bue  before it get to red hot

Comment by Gary Williams on September 15, 2014 at 5:08pm
Is there such a thing available as black fret wire

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