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Old 08-23-2017, 09:42 AM   #591
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Default Fixing errant rear drips on the bandsaw coolant system

There is a tendency for some drips to travel back on the blade and hit the rear frame. This will get worse the more of an angle the saw starts on. So having designed up the idea for a rear catchment system to catch the errant drips here are some pics of the idea pre welding. You will see a small welding magnet in the pics. This is really just holding things in place with its weight since the parts are made from 50x50mm ali angle. Obviously if I was making these stands as semi production I would change the design to ensure the saw was fully on the inside. But since this is a one-off this little addendum should do the trick nicely.





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Default Rear drip catch all welded up

Got the parts welded and all cleaned up. Plan for the weekend is to get things all mounted up.







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Default Lathe Stand Updates

Some updates to the lathe stand.

[1] Boxed in 3 sides with 19mm plywood. This has a benefit of keeping swarf and "crap" out of the shelves better but most importantly it added a massive amount of rigidity to the stand. Really surprising amounts. If I was doing this all from scratch I would incorporate 2mm steel sheet in the mix as well as a method to added wheels on slide in box section. Maybe one day if I get really enthused.


[2] Added a riser to the splash back. This will prevent stray drops going behind the lathe and also provides a convenient area to stop tool holders and other items on.


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