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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Danish Paper Cord. Not the easiest stuff to find in smallish quantities but it looks nice and was easy to work with.
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Danish stool following the Richard Maguire video series. Start to finish hand tools - local Elm finished with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Lots of new stuff for me - curved rails, angled mortise and tenons not to mention the seat weaving (and it may take a week for my hands to feel normal again!)
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    PolyX (Hard Wax Oil) on Elm

    Thanks both - those look very nice. It's been a busy week so I never made it last weekend but fingers crossed for tomorrow and getting it on at the weekend.
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    PolyX (Hard Wax Oil) on Elm

    Does anyone have before/after photos of Osmo PolyX or similar (Fiddes perhaps) applied to Elm? I've got a piece I'm hoping to finish this weekend - can get to Axminster tomorrow and was thinking PolyX but would be interested to get an idea of how dark it might go. I want it done before...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    This years is definitely a Scheppach - Aldi gave me the warranty details as [email protected] Not convinced they are seconds either - the different door colour suggests they were made specifically for Aldi and Amazon reviews of the Scheppach model show the same 'bent base' issue there...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    Is that the M42 1/2" or have you tried the 1/2" Premium blade on it?
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    I've seen a couple of suggestions for the Metabo BAS 261 in this thread - a saw that is lower powered, with less capacity, than the Aldi model - at a significantly higher price? The reality is any bandsaw at this kind of price range is going to have limitations and flaws - outright damage is...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    Thanks. Those are exactly what I was hoping for. My blade looks like it runs in a similar position - small amount of drift but it gives me some confidence it’s the setup or the blade and not something more fundamental with the machine.
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    Any chance of a pic of the blade position on the wheel top and bottom and where it passes through the table? I've managed to get mine cutting 'ok' but it feels like I've pushed the adjustment as far as I can - would be good to know if yours is similar of if I've got other issues before I decide...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    I’ve spent more time tonight trying to get things working. Ended up backing the tension off a lot and taking the guides completely out of the way. Got it cutting almost straight now - an odd 1mm drift towards the fence over the first 5mm or so then straight from that point on. Guides might help...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    It doesnt look like you've put in the bolt at the front of the slot in the table? That helps pull them up to the same level. Worth doing (if you haven't already) to see what difference it makes.
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    I just got a response from Aldi - advising how to return it for a refund if I want to. No partial refund offered. I'm not sure if I want to try and make it work or not but a partial refund would have made it a more palatable option.
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    Looked again - my base isn’t bent as much but still bent. Emailed Aldi about it. After a good hour plus of fettling I’ve come to the conclusion I may have a dud. Blade drifts towards the fence no matter what - checked and the blade is actually aligned at an angle. Tried blade centred, teeth...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    The base on mine has a similar bend - probably about 1/2" if I measured. Box looked fine so I doubt it's damage in transit - just poor QC at the factory. Setting up has been 'interesting'! Using the Alex Snodgrass method of centring the gullet on the top wheel, the blade is almost running off...
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    Aldi Bandsaw ( new model) coming soon. Buy it or choose other model

    Ah - I never got as far as putting them in my basket. Might have to try the 1/2" instead
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