Bandsaw Base

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Project by Sacadelic posted 09-10-2009 07:46 AM 5517 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally got tired of looking in the corner and seeing my Grizzly G0555 bandsaw just sitting on the floor. It was time to make the base for it. As some of you might know, I am in a wheelchair. The original base that comes with this saw put the table somewhere around my forehead. My father-in-law has the same saw and I tried to use it once, needless to say it didn’t work. So I went to work.

This base is built out of squared 2×4’s. I took them down to 3 1/4”x 1 1/4”. I took some of the design from the original base. I kept the top the same height and took the angle from the sides as well. I did not angle the ends. This was my first project working with angles and I didn’t want to make it too complicated. It was a lot of fun though. I used half lap joints piece it together. That was another first. The fist side that I did was OK, but the second side was better. I learned a few things the first time that helped out.

In the end it all worked out. I sanded it down and put my typical finish of Tung oil on it. Just a little something to give it some color. Let me know what you think.


-- Sac

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 07:58 AM

Well done, looks solid and has clean edges. Speaking of clean, your shop looks clean and ten times the size of mine. Envy

-- Vince

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 09:24 AM

Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 10:58 AM

Nicely done and what a nice clean shop you keep! I just started using Tung Oil and so far I love using it, it’s easy and gives a great glow to the wood, I think it will become my typical finish also.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 11:39 AM

Great Job! How do you like the saw? I have been thinking of getting a bigger one for my shop as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 11:57 AM

hi Sac, I’m a newcomer from Italy; for now I’m commenting the job made by others, in some days I’ll post something by me…
Obviously in general I agree with the others; I suggest not to screw in the head of the plank, it isn’t a good practice, I think.

-- Antonio

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 12:08 PM

Hey Sac,
That is a good design and well built….....nice one.

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 12:19 PM

What a neat idea! I wish all the companies were sensitive to the fact that we are “different heights”. I always end up making some sort of step (usually a doctored up skid) for my tools… and I’m 5’ 2”!!!!
Nice job and you look like a natural at that bandsaw.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 01:29 PM

Nice stand, even nicer shop :)

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 01:48 PM

Don’t look now but your jointer just through up all over your nice clean floor…

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#10 posted 09-10-2009 03:21 PM

Great stand Sac. Looks really sturdy and should suit you well.
And Man-O-Man, do you have enough space??!!
You’re lucky I don’t live by you because you’d never get rid of me!
“Gee, I think I’ll go over and visit my good buddy Sac, and mess around in that huge, nicely outfitted shop of his!!!”

I’m with Vince above, ENVY!

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#11 posted 09-10-2009 04:16 PM

Very nice Sac, I also like the planer cart and wide belt sander cart in the background.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#12 posted 09-10-2009 04:30 PM


You’re a woodworker because you own a nice shop.
You’re a good woodworker because your stand is well done, sturdy and properly finished.
You’re a great woodworker because you didn’t need any plan.
You’re a friendly woodworker because you shared your project.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#13 posted 09-10-2009 04:59 PM

good Idea ,I don’t know why band saw makers don’t offer a variety base sizes

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#14 posted 09-10-2009 05:12 PM

“Adapt and overcome”....A motto developed by the U.S. Marines. Good job bro!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 09-10-2009 08:40 PM

Thanks all for your comments. I have some more projects to finsih up and then I will have more to post. Stay tuned..


-- Sac

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