Friday 19 December 2014

A Nice Swop.

One of the directors of a local commercial wood yard asked if was interested in a board of burr oak. As it stands I have enough timber to last me 10 years or more, but a board this nice was too good to refuse! It measures 9" wide x 46" long x 2" thick and is nice and dry.

We agreed a swop for a dovetail guide and a Lignum mallet which left both of us happy.

On a completely different note I've also bought this old Junior Whitehead band saw dating back to around 1950. Although it's only a small machine just 40" high I had to remove the door and cast iron table before I could lift it and even then it was a real struggle. They don't make them like that anymore!


  1. Hi there. Appreciate this is an old post, but what would you say is a sensible price for one of these junior Whitehead bandsaws in rough, but useable condition. Just trying to buy one at the moment and it looks like £150-250 is about right...maybe more for something that is mint. How do you find the saw, is it ok to setup and cut true? Love the YouTube videos btw. Cheers!

    1. Hi Andy, yes the price is right, you shouldn't need to pay much more than that. Mine had a few issues which I didn't have the time to sort, so I sold it to someone who was prepared to do the work. Just check the blade tensioner works properly, the tyres aren't too worn and give it a good test. Good luck! David.

    2. Great, thanks for replying!