Triton BBQ and other stories

Was down at the Triton factory earlier (yeah, ok – I’m obsessed!) getting ready for this weekend. For those that don’t know (and are local(ish), I’m going to be at Chelsea Heights Mitre 10 Mega on Saturday from 10 till 4 with a collection of the new Triton tools.

We will have:

13″ Thicknesser
15″ Thicknesser
12″ Bandsaw
Wet & Dry Sharpener
Belt & Disk Sander
3 in 1 Sander
Spindle Sander

and other bits ‘n’ pieces.

Saw one amusing thing in one of the backroom workshops at Triton – a Workcentre 2000 that has been converted into a gas BBQ.  What every one-eyed Triton supporter needs in their workshop at home 😀

Ordered some new bandsaw blades for the 12″ bandsaw yesterday. A new (and local) supplier for me, so will be interesting to see how the blades compare to my old supplier.  I was able to get a 1/16″ blade so am very interested in seeing just how fine that blade is, and how it performs (and how long it lasts!).  A blade that fine is for light scrollwork only – in the past I’ve been using 1/8″ blades for this sort of work.  I’m partway through making another dinosaur to add to my collection, and such a fine blade will definitely make life easier.  So what is coming is: 1/16″ 24 TPI, 1/8″ 14 TPI, 1/4″ 6 TPI, and 5/8″ 3 TPI.  Will give a more detailed report on the blades, and how they perform when they arrive.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Mate
    Will the barbe be at Chelsea.
    looking forward to info on the BS blades
    Lindsay

  2. Interesting Stu. I have a old Inca 10″ (or is it 12 – hmmm – show’s how long since I’ve used her!) that claimed to be able to use 1/16″ and do “almost 90 degree corners”. Be interested to hear how yours goes.

    Rob

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