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Project by jester4977 posted 02-23-2019 10:36 PM 3231 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my homemade bandsaw that I built using plans form Matthias Wandel over at woodgears.ca. It took me a couple months of night and weekends to build it, and someday I’ll add paint or varnish, but this thing is amazing! I’ve used it to resaw wood that is over 13” thick, and the throat capacity is 19”. It uses a blade that measures 132”, and I typically keep a 3/16” blade on it to cut things like bandsaw boxes and reindeer. I’ve incorporated dust collection right under the table, but typically it’s a passive system that dumps into the drawer on the bottom right of the base. There are two other drawers on the left for storing blades and other items, and I’ll eventually add drawer fronts and handles to them. I haven’t used the tilting table on any projects yet, but I can go to 45 degrees if needed. I also recently milled up 4 sections of a cherry tree and have the boards drying in the shop. I typically do my milling with a 3/4” or 1” blade, and with a 1.5 HP motor I can chew through just about anything.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana





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Terry O

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 10:57 PM

Nice work, I’ve been toying with the idea of building a bandsaw too.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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jester4977

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 11:07 PM

Thanks Terry! I’d say jump in and do it. It wasn’t hard, and Matthias has videos that walk you through each step. I probably only spent $200 including a couple blades to build this 20” bandsaw, which a comparable size “store bought” would cost around $1500.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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DMiller

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#3 posted 02-24-2019 12:24 AM

Wow! Very nice!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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WoodSpanker

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#4 posted 02-24-2019 01:02 AM

That is 100 kinds of awesome!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 02-24-2019 06:25 AM

Awesome that you can resaw with it, and some can’t with a 3K BS.

Use it well, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 02-24-2019 11:41 AM

COOL!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 02-24-2019 11:55 AM

Well done…

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Jacksdad

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#8 posted 02-24-2019 03:10 PM

Nice job

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Mark

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#9 posted 02-24-2019 04:47 PM

What an awesome project! Well done.

-- Mark

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YouthfullMind

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#10 posted 02-24-2019 06:11 PM

Nice job. I finished the same build about a year ago and have been loving the saw as well. I’ve been impressed with the overall capability of the saw; including the resaw capability.

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#11 posted 02-24-2019 06:50 PM

Another Wandel. Well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#12 posted 02-26-2019 04:22 AM

It’s the wrong color of green! Kidding, good job.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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