Who are these strange fellows?
- Manbench Industries
- Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
'Dont Fret' ..... Hobbies "Gem" Fretsaw Recondition.
As good a place to start as any,....the end of the summer saw a brief interlude before "proper work" had to commence so this was the chosen way to pass the days. Bought at GDSF 2012 for a mere 20 Squids, we believe this is a 1940's or 50's model. A basic reconditioning, ....complete disassembly and re-finish of all parts. A new belt was fitted as the last had seen some use and was beginning to slip and the decision was made to give the flywheels a tasteful new gloss red finish, .... because its a good rule that if its a flywheel it should be red ;) Back together now and a great little machine, should last another 60 odd years me thinks.