Nigel, have you remained happy with your bandsaw / thicknesser decisions 6 years further on? Loving your build log. CharlesHi all
I have been spending a little cash today after watching numerous YouTube reviews and some serious thinking.
Firstly,I have mentioned I was going to purchase a bandsaw for cutting the frames out and ripping stock.Now after discussing this with the sales chap in the tool shop I made a decision.The problem I have is I need a narrow blade to follow the curves of the frames but I also ideally want a wide blade to rip stock.Here in lies a problem.To buy a machine that gives you this selection of blades,I need to spend serious cash.I am not starting a cabinet making business,I only need the machine for this build so it does not need to be rated for continuous use.
I picked a small machine that uses narrow blades and is half the price of Proxxon's equivalent.I have bought many things made by this manufacturer and their spares back up is second to none.The machine does have blade guides both above and below the table(the latter as I understand is not always a given but gives a more accurate cut stopping blade flex).These guides are crude but can easily removed and replaced by a homemade system using ball races.I don't mind tinkering given the price.I will post results when I get to that stage.If I need to buy another machine to cut the thick stuff,so be it,two machines are still cheaper than one 'universal' one.
Now onto stock thicknessing.I was going to dig deep and buy a Byrnes thickness sander,this is not cheap after shipping import duty and tax is added.Further thinking and the fact that my frames are tapered in two planes made me think this was an unnecessary luxury.Infact nearly everything on this build is tapered.The tight tolerance and surface finish is only going to be removed by further work.So I spent some more cash on a reasonably priced planer/thicknesser.I have put this to the test and planed the timber I have acquired so far with results within 0.1mm.There is a slight 'ripple' from the cutting which will only require the lightest of sanding on any exposed faces.There is also a 'snipe' 50mm in from each end meaning these ends are scrap.This is common with planers and is no big deal.I include some pics including my first batch of 'sized' timber.
Next job is to sort my plan crease removal and copying.
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MiguelTrabajas muy bien la madera y muy fino, eres un artista, la verdad es que lo sois todos, este barco que vas a construir es muyyyyy grande, qué gusto poder hacerlo, por lo que veo las cuadernas no son muy fáciles de ensamblar, un saludo