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Forum topic by velpenox posted 05-05-2013 01:04 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2013 01:04 PM

Hey there!

Filip here, 26 yr young self-taught drumbuilder/woodworker from a little shop in Belgium called Wood”ship”.
I’m new to Lumberjock and can’t wait to start sharing some woodworking madness from Belgium!

—Starting up this first post, I’m restoring a good ‘ol 34-450 that I bought at an auction for €300.
At first tought I’d say there would be a lot of work to it, but with each step that I got closer to the gut the parts where in top shape!
Too bad I havn’t got a camera to pick up some pic’s…
The good news is that there is an action cam ordered to make some vid’s along the way in the future.

I am nearing completion of the saw, however there is one thing bothering me, the arbor bearings where already replaced from it’s original quite a while ago and it looks like they didn’t put in the springs for the bearing.
Is this a problem or is it ok just to leave them out? I am changing the bearings either way with new SKF quality ballbearings.

You guys also know where to look for arbor bearings, other parts for 34-450’s and even mabye the complete arbor except the cast iron part in America because I’ll be over on holiday from may 11 till 26 and I want to make some purchase on the way starting in San Fran, working my way to Yosemite, Vegas and Phoenix

—Second up!
I am a happy owner awaiting a Hammer N4400 (new re-issued) European bandsaw.
Went to a fair a couple of months ago and I’ve seen the old model in play and for the same buck I made a deal to get the new model that would’ve arrived in march this year, but due to some flaws in the testing they delayed it to june this year. Hope to send out some great unpacking, testing and starting up basic vid’s!

So yeah, looking forward on sharing some projects, mainly set-up/review vids in the begining due to starting up a brand new shop with a tablesaw, bandsaw and a router to begin with!

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 03:00 PM


I restored an old Uni a few years back, and while I am not exactly sure about that spring (the memory fails as you get older), I do have a source you can check out.

Go to The Saw Center,

or email with your question. I had a great from them in the past.

Good luck!

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