Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #4: Motor mount, etc.

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Blog entry by mountainaxe posted 08-18-2016 01:05 PM 2250 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Drive Shaft Assembly Part 4 of Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build series Part 5: The table »

I spent some time cutting/installing pieces (from templates) on the right side that will support the tilting table. They are basically a sandwich of plywood/hardwood you can see on the attached photo…nothing too complicated, but the notches and holes have to line up exactly. Also bolted the rear and right sides to the carcass with bolts and screws. Spent some time bolting the motor down and installing the blocks and pulleys. I’ll start working on the table next.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#1 posted 04-29-2021 05:28 PM

Nice. How often to you find yourself tilting the table and was it worth the effort to include this capability? Scott

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#2 posted 05-02-2021 11:42 PM

Honestly, the tilting table is not critical to me…but nice to have on rare occasions. It is really one of the more fussy pieces if the build so I noticed that some I’ve seen on the web left off this feature.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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