new bandsaw base

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Project by joey502 posted 01-03-2015 06:02 AM 3060 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 12” craftsman band saw came with one of the steel angle iron bases, complete waste of the space below the saw. A new roll around cabinet to replace the stock base has been on my to do list for a couple years and this past week was finally the time.

I decided on a cutting board style top after looking at all of the beautiful cutting board others have posted the last few weeks. I had plenty of scrap pieces laying around to glue it up.

The drawer boxes are 1/2” thick poplar. I read an article in Fine WW a while back about using dowels to peg rabbeted corner drawers. I used a 1/4” walnut dowel for the pegs.

16” full extension drawer slides. Handles from the habitat store. Black laquer rattle can finish on the box, semi gloss poly on the top.

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#1 posted 01-03-2015 10:43 AM

Very nice. Really like the top, gives your shop some color other then the usual plywood/midfield/ hard board tops mist use.

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 12:16 PM

Nicely done…looks great and very useful.

I built one that is similar for a 10” band saw but I like your colors better

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 03:04 PM

Very functional, nice design, and well executed. Feels good to have something like this in the workshop that encourages fine craftsmanship.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 05:42 PM

Got me thinking I should do the same thing.

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#5 posted 03-31-2016 08:24 PM

Beautiful top! I just bought the 10” version of that saw, and I’m thinking about a mobile base as well. Thanks for the inspiration, and nice work.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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