General Metalworking Portable Bandsaw Blades, Your Favorite?
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by glenn bradley
1w ago
I have a 32-7/8" bandsaw that does a lot of things for me that I used to do with a hacksaw or bolt cutters. The typical De Walt or Milwaukee bi-metal blades work great until I accidentally try to cut something too hard. Unfortunately by the time I realize I'm doing something dumb the blade is trashed. Anyone have a blade type or brand that they have found to be better than others? I realize the proper advice to having issues when doing wrong things is "don't do that". :) At any rate I would be glad to get your input ..read more
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General Metalworking Metal engraving/carving
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Edward Weber
2M ago
I though some of you might enjoy this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7L6PphNn9U ..read more
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Fabrication and Shop Techniques ice cream sign plasma cut
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by stan kern
4M ago
Designed this ice cream sign and using logic trace will digitize the diagram and produce a *.dxf file for a plasma cut from steel https://stankern.vids.io/videos/ea90...ice-cream-sign Attached Images ice2.jpg (71.3 KB) IMG_9479.JPG (34.3 KB) P1040061.JPG (85.6 KB) P1040065.JPG (66.1 KB ..read more
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General Metalworking Horizontal bandsaw
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Anthony Whitesell
4M ago
I'm looking for a horizontal bandsaw. Usually I'm one for going one size larger than I need to make sure I don't need to buy it later. This time I'm thinking a portaband size is all I need for a long time. I'm debating between the HF Hercules bandsaw and portable stand ($210) and the WEN 5" horizontal bandsaw ($338). Price-wise I have ruled out most (OK, all) other options. Milwaukee or Dewalt bandsaw and the portaband pro stand cost more than a floor sized (Jet) horizontal bandsaw :eek:. I like the idea of being able to remove the bandsaw from the stand, so I am leaning towards the Hercules s ..read more
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Fabrication and Shop Techniques horse and plough in the field
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by stan kern
5M ago
this farm scene is special to me as I was born in Saskatchewan and at a very young age I remember my grandfather using a horse in the fields so tracing this scene out with Logic Trace and creating a file for a plasma cut was special to me https://stankern.vids.io/videos/ea90...rse-and-plough Attached Images IMG_026683.JPG (26.2 KB) IMG_026690.JPG (32.9 KB ..read more
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Fabrication and Shop Techniques tracing out a Omish buggy for a plasma cut
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by stan kern
7M ago
using logic trace I will trace out a paper diagram of an Omish buggy and create a *.dxf file for a plasma cut https://stankern.vids.io/videos/4d90...r-a-plasma-cut Attached Images diagram.jpg (54.4 KB) net1.jpg (33.6 KB) net3.jpg (32.5 KB) net2.jpg (33.0 KB ..read more
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Sand/ Pellet/shot blasting cabinet
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Patty Hann
8M ago
I'm thinking of getting a sand (Shot/pellet) blasting cabinet. I do small metalworking projects and sometimes need to clean things up. "Things" are usually smaller than the proverbial Breadbox, but they are typically a lot smaller... could easily fit in the "breadbox" with room to spare. 1) Absolutely not interested in a gun used with a compressor. 2) I know this probably belongs in the metalworking forum, but as someone noted: that forum is moribund (no surprise... the aim of the SMC forum is woodworking, not metalworking) I thought I might get more responses here. Anyone have one? Used one ..read more
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Wannabe Welder
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Rich Konopka
8M ago
I want to get a inexpensive welder on Marketplace or Harbor Freight. I am totally overwhelmed by the choices: MIG, TIG, Stick, etc.. gas - no gas. I just want to learn to weld some frames or simple repairs. Where does a hobbyist get metal, aluminum that one can get for a reasonable price and not require a forklift ..read more
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General Metalworking Am I Allowed to Post a Vintage 50 Ton Tooling Press Here?
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Casey Howard
9M ago
Hi, all. Thanks for the ad! Just wondering if I’m allowed to post a classified for a 50 ton “Producto” brand tooling press that belonged to the US Ordnance Corps (possibly from WWI or WWII) anywhere here on the site? I see that there’s a metal worker forum and a woodworker classifieds section, but I don’t see a metalwork classified forum. I’m new here, so I really don’t want to make a mistake and get booted from the site or something. Thanks ..read more
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Metal Lathes Which alloys for machining
Sawmill Creek Community » Metalworking
by Steve Rozmiarek
2y ago
Can someone offer some guidance on choosing alloys for different uses that must be machined? I'm cutting some acme thread components soon for a stop on the Powermatic mortiser project. What alloy should I use for these threads? It's not a high stress project. Second is a general steel for gunsmithing. Anyone know what would be appropriate for picatinny rails? Might make a replica of a specific historic flash suppressor for an M1 too, guesses on alloys for that? Obviously I'm a noob at this, but having fun ..read more
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