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ByronBlack

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Not really a gloat as such, just a very happy man and his new toy:



There are some photo-sets of some guitar building that i'm doing that might be of interest to some of you, and some shots of my workshop/shed in the 'wood-butchery' photo set.

I forgot to add the link - stupid me!!
Here's the link to my photo-sets:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/byronblack/
 

Newbie_Neil

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Hi Byron

I'm sure you're going to enjoy it very much.

I would dearly love one but, as Steve can testify, space is at a little bit of a premium. :cry:

Cheers
Neil
 

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Byron,
Looks like a gloat to me, nice saw. :tool:

ByronBlack":2ff6qoun said:
There are some photo-sets of some guitar building that i'm doing that might be of interest to some of you, and some shots of my workshop/shed in the 'wood-butchery' photo set.
How about a link? I am a curious [nosy] type and would love a look round your shop. :whistle:
 

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DaveL":39gojq3t said:
I am a curious [nosy] type and would love a look round your shop. :whistle:
aren't we all ? :wink: 8)
 

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I've just added a link to the photosets on the original post, my workshop isn't much at the moment, although I do have a 12'x20' (ish) garage that I will soon be converting, i'm really looking forward to doing that as I get to build my own bench and storage.

Philly - you'll see from the photoset (wood-butchery) that i've taken pictures of specific parts of the bandsaw, and I have also got some 'action' shots of it in use which I'll be using as part of a review.

As an aside, the handle/clamp unit on the fence was cracked on one side which left the fence sitting at an angle when clamped to the support, phoned Axminster today, and a new part was dispatched with no quibble - quality service!

I'll also be doing a review of the Triton compact table and Hitachi C/S for those who want a cheaper option to a table-saw.
 

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Nice pics there Byron, good work.

Looks like that faithfull block plane is getting plenty of action, how are you finding it?

Matt.
 

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Thanks matt,

The faithful block plane is ok, I've never used a better plane so I don't have anything great to compare it too, but it seems to handle the maple and mahogany end-grain quite well. It does need a really good sharpen though, and I have little knowledge in this area at the moment.

I got it with a jack plane for £25 and I would say that its worth the money and pretty useful.
 

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Hi Jim

The chap who runs that website (Perry Ormsby) is a moderator on a guitar building forum that I belong too, unfortuantly he's a bit arrogant and we've had a few cross-words, he is absolute quality though, i'll give him that!

I've just recently re-sawn and glued up some mahogany for some neck - blanks, I have 4 of them at the moment, if you want one I can sell one to you.
 
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