Matt Sims

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  • #720783
    Matt Sims
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    Thanks…
    Though I’ve since had a rethink on the hanging method anyway!
    Regards,
    Matt

    #719603
    Matt Sims
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    I’ve just been watching the project videos…. Just before then end, (just before 36 minutes), into episode 10 Paul explains why.
    Regards,
    Matt

    #719599
    Matt Sims
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    It’s so that when the back is screwed on to the main carcass there is sufficient “meat” on the back panel for the screws to go through…
    Without the overhang the screw holes would be “dangerously” close to the edge of the back panel.

    I think!

    Regards,
    Matt

    #719397
    Matt Sims
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    I have a 2 speed bandsaw…
    I have only ever used it on the higher speed…
    I can’t remember where I got this information, but I recall being told, or reading somewhere, that basically it’s the faster speed for wood, the smaller speed for metal.
    It was told as somewhat of a generalisation but it seems to make sense, and work.

    If you think about it, you can replicate the slower speed, if you need to, by feeding the wood in slower!.

    Good luck,

    Matt

    #701796
    Matt Sims
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    I would have thought that “green” wood is the last thing you want to use for a plane.
    One of the essential qualities of a plane is it’s straightness and stability… and being stable is surely one thing that “green” wood isn’t…
    Or have I got the wrong end of the stick here?

    Regards,
    Matt

    #685028
    Matt Sims
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    Thanks Shane… I’l investigate that.
    Matt

    #684979
    Matt Sims
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    Thanks folks.
    If I get a solid answer I’ll let you know!
    Matt

    #684638
    Matt Sims
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    Thanks for that Colin…
    What you suggest is exactly what I was planning to do if I didn’t get another “ready made” solution, (i.e. measurements).
    I already have a suitable “scrap” box that I’ll use.

    I’ve tried planning it using paper and working to scale, but as good as I am at geometry I can’t get my head around dealing with moving things!

    Thanks again for your input.
    Regards,
    Matt

    #675582
    Matt Sims
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    Brilliant, and so simple!

    Matt

    #674247
    Matt Sims
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    Rest assured, I don’t feel abused at all!
    Quite enjoying the debate… even if my “actual” question hasn’t been answered, except to read into it that perhaps there isn’t a definitive answer!

    Without getting into the nth decimal point of the detail, I’m UK based, but have family in US and have been there often… I have often, while there been queried as to why there are “5 quarts” in a UK gallon…

    Of course the answer is that there aren’t 5 quarts in a UK gallon… That is to say there are only 4 UK quarts in a UK gallon, just as there are 4 US quarts in a US gallon.
    In each case a “quart” is a quarter, i.e 1/4 of the respective gallon.
    Each gallon is 8 pints of the respective nation…

    However, the UK pint is 20 fluid ounces, the US pint is 16 fluid ounces. (One of the few, I presume there are others, where UK is bigger than US!) And a fluid ounce is a measure of volume, not weight, just to confuse everyone!

    The extrapolation from this is that a US gallon has 128 fluid ounces, and a UK gallon has 160 fluid ounces…

    So the fact is that a UK gallon is equal to 5 US quarts, but only 4 UK quarts.

    And a UK pint is, (very close to), 568ml

    And in the UK, when being served a pint of beer, lager, or Guinness, (or a half pint if appropriate), the measurement of the pint is to the top of the liquid, NOT including the “head”. Most pint glasses in pubs are calibrated as such, and have a line marked to show where the pint is… This often needs topping up in less efficient establishments!

    So that’s that!

    Oh… and the answer to my original question is???

    Regards,

    Matt

    #673979
    Matt Sims
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    Thanks… Yes I could work out what was needed… it was just a question for the purists… i.e. What is a gallon in this “cut” language, US or UK??
    Matt

    #668642
    Matt Sims
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    I never did get round to making this!
    Matt

    #661651
    Matt Sims
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    The other thing I meant to say was…
    it’s interesting that yours, like mine, has the steel back protruding a little further past the front of the blade that I have normally seen. I wondered if this was a blade that had been replaced at some time in the past, but seeing as yours is the same I suspect it’s a quirk of this maker, whoever it is!

    Matt

    #661648
    Matt Sims
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    I also have an almost identical saw… It says “Cast Steel” on the back, in the same way yours does… Mine has only 2 rivets though. (Difficult to tell the size of your, but mine has a blade that is 10″)
    It was given to me in a pretty poor shape, with lot’s of other “junk”…

    But I recut the teeth as per Paul’s method and it really is quite a nice tool now. The handle has been glued a couple of times, but it’s solid.

    CastSteelSaw

    If your’s is as good a mine, (now), is then you’ve got a bargain for £3!

    Regards,
    Matt

    #660585
    Matt Sims
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    That’s good to know… I’m not far from Uxbridge!
    Ta,
    Matt

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