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About gobbypunk

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  • Location:
    North Dorset
  • Interests
    No time for hobbies! I'm an old punk rocker who enjoys being creative, good music, chocolate & b
  • Occupation
    Part time estate manager & chainsaw carving/ wood milling.

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  1. Hi thanks yeah I did it yesterday worked a real treat I will take some photos on friday as I am not there till then
  2. Hi we have the Makita track saw and its ace ,and I also rate freud blades and a tip I seen somewhere is to use oven cleaner to clean the sticky sap or crud that builds up on a blade,it works fine wire wool and oven cleaner .
  3. Oh yeah an old tractor or forklift would be so cool it would transform what I do
  4. Hi Saul sorry I wasnt being rude ,your milling loads and fair play to you I wish my health would allow me to do that much alaskan milling how do you move all those big butts
  5. Hi Square I reckon if you give stephen cull a ring he would give you the best advice he is a totaly nice guy sorry I dont have anything better to offer,good luck with it
  6. So I haven't done butterflies before and now I have to do one in a table top, my question is should I do it the same thickness as the table top or not
  7. Hi Saul ,a bandsaw totaly changes milling,dont get me wrong I do love my 880 and alaskan but bandsaw mill is totaly in another league
  8. Hi Steve that bowl is going to be cool as
  9. Thanks guys I dont know what a gibs strip is never heard of them before ,my thicknesser has square slides either side and 2 square cut worm drives under the bed I will take some photos ,I need to do photos if I am going to dismantle it ,could really do without it though.
  10. Save it in one piece and if its big enough mill it i to table tops .
  11. Cool thanks guys I'll take some photos next time I'm in the workshop I have removed the covers I can its mad I just can't see anything that is stopping it
  12. Hi ,so at last the sparky came and wired in my 3 phase converter and thicknesser but sadly the power rise and fall didnt click in it tried to but just wouldnt the table is stuck and I cant find a workshop manual for it Wadkin Uk were bloody useless offered to send an engineer at £80 an hour ,so any ideas of what to try I have used loads of wd40 had a big bar in the winder wheel I am reluctant to try and dismantle it , open to ideas Thanks Mark
  13. He is also a totaly helpfull guy he is a font of knowledge .
  14. Hi yeah Stephen Cull is the man for sharpening I would not use anybody else .
  15. Hi what type of mill do you have ,there is a good book by Will Mallof I think and its called chainsaw lumber making ,but thats about it there are books on what timber is good for what but honestly just doing it is the best way to learn I dont think there is a definitive guide book and if you are near Dorset I could do a day or 2 with you


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