I have a offer from my local secondary school of pillar drills and scroll saws as well as metal working vices and other item if we are interested. Donation to school of £10-50 per item.
Will add pictures tonight.
Please let me know asap.
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Andrew can you put me down personally for a scroll saw, if available?
I suspect as a space we are also very interested. A scroll saw would be a nice addition, as would some of the mysterious other items you mention
id be interested in some gear if thats ok? let me know when you have pics
id be interested in the pillar drill unless anyone else is? thanks Sam
Nice find !
If the pillar drill is better than the one we have at the space it might be useful.
A scroll saw for the space sounds like a good idea.
There are now two scroll saws in the Makerspace. £30 each. Other equipment had already reserved by the time I could get there, except possiblly one scroll saw left.
Nice work Andrew! I would love one of those scroll saws, do you accept PayPal? I sadly can’t attend tonight, but I will be down tomorrow and Friday.
We have found this evening that they require a bit of maintenance before they are useable. New plug and removal of old saw dust is needed.
@Jagmills yes I accept paypal be lets check they work properly first.
Andrew - the larger one, I untangled all the cables from it and got the motor out - inspected it’s windings - one of the windings is gone/dangerous state - it’s burned out/melted the wire guides does not look healthy at all unfortunately. (this is the one described as smoking) - It’s been cleaned out we thought maybe it’s just saw dust that was causing the smoke - it’s more fundamental than that
Burnt out motor isn’t the end of the world - we can find a replacement, retrofit an appropriate motor, or rewind the winding. Got any part numbers/size data on the existing motor and a picture of the winding?