Thursday, 25 June 2009

A new toy

Well its not really "new". Its a 50mmx1525mm belt linisher from Vanco. Its has a 1.5hp think 2500 odd RPM motor 3 Phase. I was thinking for getting a single phase motor in there but its came with a pretty good 3 phase so I think i will go down the inverter route. I will alter the guard a little so I can get to the platen better. The rubber on the wheels looks pretty good and there is plenty of meat on them. It came with a very strudy welded stand/table and weighs a bloody ton. lets see what I can make with it :)

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Somthing big

I have been itching to make a mountain man bowie for quite some time after falling in love with the Bowie that was a main feature in the film Seraphim falls.

I wanted to stay to "mountain man" and American theme so I used American maple for the handle and brass for the guard and butt plate. Its a good size with a 235mm blade (9inch) and a total length of 370mm or 14.5 inches. The blade is 35mm wide and 5mm thick on the spine. Its a big thing and sat here on my desk taking up too much room but I don't know what to do with it now.