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My work-in-progress workshop.

GreatOldOne

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Hi Tom,

My bandsaw is a fantastic bit of kit. It's one of these:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-model-engineer-series-ue-127dv1-bandsaw-505214

Axminster tend to import Chinese / Taiwanese stuff, but it's usually been either modified or designed specifically for them. For example, my Axminster lathe is actually a Sieg, and my Axminster mill is actually a Rong Fu. :)

The saw has an auto cutoff and a big e-stop switch, and has the ability to get switched into a hand feed mode where you activate the saw with a trigger in the handle.

As for wether you can get it over in the US, I bet you can. Just doing a quick search on the model number comes up with this, which appears to be the original manufacturers in Taiwan:

http://www.band-saw-waytrain.com/bandsaw.htm

And then looking for their distributors in North America gives these hits:

http://www.baileigh.com/portable-metal-cutting-band-saw-bs-127p

Which appears to be the same thing, but without the auto feed / auto stop.

Cheers,

Jason
 

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It’s been a while, but here’s the current state of play in the shop (it seems to be the thing all the cool kids are doing - shop tours...) :)


The big news is the Wrong-fu is gone, replaced with a Warco WM18. It’s about the biggest mill I can shoehorn in.
 
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GreatOldOne

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I’ve been busy, adding more storage. I bought several metal tool cabinets to use as draw units under the benches and as a replacement lathe stand.

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The lathe stand reuses the chip tray that came with the original stand, which is bolted a deck of mdf (2 x 18mm pieces glued and screwed together) which is in turn bolted to the top of the cabinet from underneath.

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It’s much sturdier than the original stand, and I have loads more space to store stuff... and I can actually see what I have as each draw slides all the way out.

I’ve also added some chip mats to the milling machine to keep the t slots clear, and another to the back of the milling viceBA319923-6DB9-4B67-8483-F77E2F020794.jpeg

Finally I took some inspiration from this video


To add a mill light around the quill. I found the same light used on eBay cheap. I found that you don’t need to use the camera mounted unit - the ring light wants exactly the same voltage as the mains dc adapter that comes with puts out, so I repackaged the psu into a project box with a an on / off switch and a directly connected the ring light through a circular two pole connector.

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It stays in place via some magnets glued inside the box. The ring light fits around the quill, and stays put via some scavenged hard disk magnets.
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Light off:
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Light on.
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DougD

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Although it has been before in this post; what and how you have utilized your space is very impressive.
 
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