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    Bandsaw

    Well the C-man bandsaw came in today. Had to drive 36 miles one way to pick it up but it saved me shipping so I guess was a wash. Anyway took about a 1/2 hr. to setup and start sawing. I like the blade guide bearings and it runs really quiet. I got the fence setup and adjusted. I cut a piece of oak scrap about 14" long and 3" wide. It was about a 1/64" off one end from the other. Don't think the lathe will notice. Cut some pen blanks getting them ready. All in all so far it has exceeded what I expected. The table is cast iron. So I am pretty happy with it.
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    Last edited by Bernie Weishapl; 06-07-2008 at 03:58 AM.
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    Lathe?

    Bandsaw??

    Huh???
    Jim D.
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    Jim, it's the new bandsaw/lathe combo that everyone's talking about. It even doubles as a dust collector, too (see the hose?). I'm guess that after turning 14 pens in record time, Bernie had "lathe" on the brain when he posted.

    Congrats on the new get, Bernie. That saw has been spoken highly of by a number of people.
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    Yep, looks like Bernie needs a quick rest after all that hard work.

    The bandsaw/lathe thing looks REAL good!
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    Relax Bernie,

    It looks great to me. It is nice to have a small bandsaw when you need one.
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

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    Thanks all. Yep I had pens/lathe on the brain trying to get those pens finished before they closed. I also turned 3 others I need to get done so it took me about 6 hrs to turn and assembly plus 2 hrs to get the saw. Anyway I used it some more tonight and if it holds up it is going to be a great little saw. I can't believe how quiet and smooth it is compared to the Delta that shelled the motor.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Bernie
    Congratulations Bernie. I hope it serves you long/well for years to come. This is a new one on me, need to read up on this saw. good Luck. Mitch

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    Congratulations Bernie.
    Looks like a nice bandsaw. Enjoy (as if you need to be told).
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    become so uncommon?

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    For the purpose intended, it should serve you well. And with that real bandsaw in the background, you have all bases covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    For the purpose intended, it should serve you well. And with that real bandsaw in the background, you have all bases covered.
    Everybody should have at least two bandsaws!

    Mine are a Laguna 16", and a 28 year old TaiChi 14". I keep a 3/16 or 1/4 inch blade on the 14" and a 1/2 or 3/4 inch (currently a Highland Hardware 'WoodSlicer') on the Laguna. There are often times that I wish I had a third bandsaw for those "in between" jobs, too.

    And Bernie, I was just jerking your chain. I guess there should have been a few 'smilies' scattered about in that fist message...
    Jim D.
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