Bandsaw Build ( Mid- Project)

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Blog entry by AlexHarris posted 07-28-2011 10:01 PM 2634 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have been working on my bandsaw for a while now and it is nearly complete but I thought I would show you where I am now.

Although I am not one for following plans this design is so solid and refined that its well worth the cost.

I will be Re posting the finished bandsaw next week along with a youtube video so keep an eye out!

Yes its sitting on a skateboard! It helped when moving it around. I was amazed how little vibrations there were. When I did some test cuts, despite the fact it was not fixed to the skateboard, and could easily be knocked over, did not wobble at all!

So thats all folks, for now. All thats left to do is make the cover and give it a lick of paint.

-- Alex -

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 10:18 PM

I never saw one on a skate board before, what a good idea! Looks like you will have a serious saw when done. I used a home made one for years and love it.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 10:22 PM

This is awesome!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 11:58 PM

That is impressive. You are one talented young man. Looking forward to the finished product.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 12:44 PM

I don’t know if this is a word, but, you are very “engineericle” lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 05:10 PM

Looks really woodworky can’t wait to see the video! WELL DONE

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 05:14 PM

I’m really impressed! That looks great!

-- Christopher - Virgina

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#7 posted 08-05-2011 08:36 PM

Wow.. how big is the motor/how much can it resaw?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 11:06 PM

Hi there!
It has a 1hp motor which has a fair amount if grunt, it has a 10” resawing capacity and I think it should about just manage that. The other day I tested it out on a 7” log which it managed to get through that pretty easily, It may have gone EVEN better if it was clamped to a proper stand!

-- Alex -

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#9 posted 08-06-2011 06:41 AM

I think I like it even more than Bertha’s Big Bertha (sorry man..)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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