homemade bandsaw

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Project by Francesco posted 11-20-2014 08:28 AM 6040 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

small homemade bandsaw , thanks to Matthias Wandel for ideas and tips

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 12:03 PM

Vary nice Project Francesco. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 01:37 PM

I LOVE IT! What a great tool and project! Now, if you could hook it up to a bicycle and get someone to peddle while you work. Gilligan's Island needs one.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 03:44 PM

Wow- I’m impressed. It does need a ‘Francesco Tool Co.’ logo on it tho.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 06:13 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 06:29 PM

I really like it.

Is it easy to build? I want a 14” that has a small foot print. Also how do you know what size bandsaw blade to buy?

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 07:52 PM

I try to look at every project that is posted. In some cases to get an idea I can copy. But every now and again there is a project that just drops my jaw. Your BS is one of those. I can’t even imagine where to start and what materials to assemble. Hell, after 60 years in the shop cutting a wheel like yours is a major undertaking and a project on it’s own.
Some of you young guys really have a grasp on the possibilities of woodworking. Congratulations on a magnificent job, How long did this take you and what woods did you use? What is the throat width and what is the vertical capacity? And last, what size motor?
You don’t have many projects posted but all are great examples of fine craftsmanship.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 08:22 PM

Thanks to all for the compliments, I am not a carpenter and I’m not very equipped, unfortunately I do not have much space at home to make a bandsaw larger, however, the wood is spruce and plywood, the wheels have a diameter of 26cm (10), the throat is 23cm (9 in), the vertical capacity is 15cm (6 in), the engine power is 350 watts, as you will understand, however, is a little experiment I like to do small jobs, I have to thank lumberjocks .com site and and the genius of Matthias Wandel for the great inspiration.

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 10:37 PM

What an awesome build! Another well crafted home made band saw! Are you happy with its performance?

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 09:21 AM

The best way to work is to make your own tools. excellent.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#10 posted 11-21-2014 06:03 PM

I deeply admire to your skill and your project and also to all home made machines in general.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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