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March suddenly seems very very close and I’m concerned that the progress with my workshop clearout and decluttering may not reach the stage at which I am hoping for by then… To give you all a bit of an update though, I thought I’d share a few previously-unmentioned items that I, as of last week, decided I am going to add to the ever-growing ‘For Sale’ list.

If you’d like a price on something, please find a way to contact me, whether that’s by leaving a comment here, by e-mailing me directly or through social media.

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Truing a Bandsaw Tyre

You may have read about this initially in British Woodworking magazine several months ago, because, although it created a bit of discussion over on the UKworkshop forum, I do not recall ever getting around to writing it up on my blog… I’m referring to my Startrite 401e bandsaw and the incident that happened not long after I had bought the saw; where I pushed an old blade too far and it ended up leeching out of the saw, ripping the tyre clean off the top wheel at the same time!

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Work Sharp Wide Blade Attachment

Sharpening a wide blade.

A few weeks back, during one of their 10% sales, I took the plunge and ordered the Wide Blade Attachment from Rutlands for the Work Sharp 3000. Originally, I said I would try to come up with my own solution to spending another £60 but, at the time, this purchase kind of made sense…

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