I needed to cut some trunnion blocks, clutch operating shoes,
whatever, out of a 5/8" thick ring of bronze that I'd turned up. How
to do it?
Hacksaw would have been tedious, the Chinese 4 x 6 metal bandsaw was
broken and less than ideal for bronze anyway.
What about the wood bandsaw? A little Inca with a fairly coarse (skip
tooth) wood blade, my gut feeling was that the speed wouldn't be far
wrong but would the blade survive?
Answer yes, it worked a treat. A fair bit of pressure needed before it
would cut, but then cutting was quite quick and I reckon the blade is
still fit to cut wood.
A bit of dressing up on the belt sander, just need to drill the holes
fot the pins now.
You probably all knew it would work, I didn't
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