Yes, I know. I haven’t added much new material to MachinistBlog.com lately. If it weren’t for Mike and Nate this web site would be as stale as 3-week old bread. The reason is that I’ve had a strong itch to spend as much time as I can in my workshop before I get busy with getting our yard, gardens and house ready for winter. … Read the rest
This is another excellent article by Mikey, a frequent contributor to MachinistBlog.com and winner of our “Machining Metal as a Hobby” contest.
The Jet HVBS-56M, like most of its brethren, lacks a suitable table for vertical cutting. The OEM table is, in my opinion, unsafe for use in the hobby machine shop because of its extreme flexibility.… Read the rest
This article was written by “Mikey” and it first appeared on the Yahoo 4x6Bandsaw discussion group. I think it is a great idea and well presented so I asked him if I could republish it here and he graciously agreed. It originally appeared as a PDF file that is formatted better and has larger pictures that you can download here. … Read the rest
Have you heard of the Armstrong Method? It is what you’re using when you cut metal stock to length with a hacksaw. It’s the method that I’m stuck with because I don’t have room for a 4×6 bandsaw and even if I did I couldn’t justify the cost.
I’ve managed to break at least a couple of inexpensive hacksaw frames. … Read the rest