Wooden Bandsaw

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Project by Gregpdad posted 08-11-2010 12:02 AM 17510 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since posting pictures of my shop I’ve had several people inquire about my wooden bandsaw, personally I can’t take credit for it as I rent my fathers shop for my work and this little gem is his doing, but I thought it would be nice to show since people keep asking about it.

Originally I uploaded this to my profile but now I’ve made a profile dedicated to my fathers work I feel it’s appropriate to put it here.

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 02:43 AM

That has to be a one of a kind bandsaw. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 04:23 AM

Amazing that a band saw can be made out of wood and function! Two thumbs up for Dad!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 07:55 AM

did he build it from popular mechanics may ‘74 issue plans?

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 01:43 AM

Very interesting and nice job to dad .

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#5 posted 08-12-2010 07:17 AM

I would make fun of it if I wasn’t so jealous.

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 02:38 PM

I’m working on a band saw from only wood- even the tension spring is wood. You’d be surprised, but solid wood is even stiffer than hollow cast iron.

Can we see more photos of your saw?

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#7 posted 03-15-2017 04:05 AM

looks like an old gilliom saw. they were hardware kits people used to buy so they could build large bandsaws on the cheap.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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