|Clarke Bandsaw CBS45MD - Mods|
↓ Front View
↓ Front View
↓ Back View
↓ End Left
↓ End Right
↓ Secondary Vice
↓ Work Stop
↓ Top view of the stand
↓ Close up view of one of the end housings.
↓Six 8mm holes are drilled in the Bandsaw casting, for the M8 studs.
↓The Clamps are inserted inside the end housings.
↓The Swarf Drawer.
The drawer fits nicely within the Stand.
The Drawer is pulled out a little bit, to catch the swarf while cutting.
↓ For the repaint, I made a temporary stand to store the Bandsaw on. The temporary stand is the same height as the stand and is made out of bricks and a steel plate.
There are three neon lamps.
The aluminium stop assembly is above the right hand stop switch, and presses against that stop switch.
The top cable connects to the microswitch on the pulley cover.
↓In case you are curious, here is a view of the inside of the control box.
↓The contactor is on the left.
There is an annoying gap between the existing adjustable vice jaw and the blade. I presume the gap is there for safety, due to the location of the swivelling vice jaw.
↓ Secondary Vice - Base Plate.
↓ Secondary Vice - VBlock.
There is a defect in the groove of the VBlock. I was machining the groove using a 4mm end mill. The 4mm end mill came loose and plunged into the groove being cut, and also veered off to one side. I did not see this because the mill nose was virtually on top of the work, and I was machining the groove by feel. I only noticed that things were not right when it became harder to feed the end mill. The damage was done!
↓ Secondary Vice - V Block Strap.
↓ The strap is kept away from the end of the V-Block, to avoid fouling the blade.
↓ Large diameters up to 70mm can be held.
↓ Small diameters can be held.
↓ Secondary Vice - Painted And In Action.
↓The vice can be positioned very close to the blade.
↓ An offcut is clamped in the Secondary Vice.
↓ Safely cutting.
↓ Safely cut.
The Swarf Drawer doing its job.
↓ Secondary Vice - Storage.
↓ The Secondary Vice is stored at the end of the Bandsaw Stand.
↓ The two studs on the Secondary Vice are inserted in the holes, to keep it in place on the Stand.
The handles are made from tube.
The Work Stop Assembly is stored at the end of the Stand.
↓The rebate in the block is to accomodate the profile of the Vertical Table.
↓ The Table is secured to the block with an M6 thumb bolt, that screws into a T-Nut.
↓ Here is the thumb bolt and views of the T-Nut.
↓ The Vertical Table Bracket sits nicely on top of the block, behind the Vertical Table.
↓A more recent photo.
↓The angle block is made from old chipboard.
↓The angle block is clamped to the Bandsaw.
↓The work is clamped to the angle block in a few places.
↓ You can just see the line. The cut was straight!