Despite not making any serious effort in recent times (and therefore grateful thanks to the efforts of a colleague in putting parties together), my TS10L has finally found a new home.

Not only does that help the bank balance (obviously), but I actually get paid to increase the usable area in the workshop!

The new owner did not have a use for the rails or fence, so they are available if anyone is interested in making an offer.

The rails are 52″ long, and it is a solid Biesemeyer style fence.  It should be reasonably easy to get it to fit on a number of tablesaws, so if you were interested in increasing the overall cutting range of your saw, have a think about this one.

A lower-quality one is available from Carbatec for $449 (new) with 30″ rail (760mm), whereas this is 52″ (1320mm), and a much sturdier fence with HDPE sides.  Looking for offers around $350.

What is it?

One of the Men’s Sheds recently got in contact with me to try to help identify some tools that were in an old chippies toolbox.

Does anyone recognise what these are, and their purpose?  Either end of each is a lead sphere.

I don’t have a good answer, but it strikes me that they may have something to do with balance, and/or heat.  If one end heats up faster or hotter than the other, whether this is a trigger for what these are attached to, or a way or measuring differential temperature.

Anyone have a more knowledgeable answer?


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