Bad day for Band Saw... Good day for Lathe

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Project by clieb91 posted 12-07-2020 12:55 AM 1639 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good number of lathe projects finished today. Tried doing some additional Christmas ornaments on the band saw but popped a blade. Really need to figure out what I am doing wrong on it. After that happened I just decided to finish up all of my turned projects which included some new kits.
Secret compartment whistle key rings
Candle and fan pulls- fun kits, pulls made form Canary wood that I just got in the last swap. :)
Telescopic Magnetic pick up tool
Kaleidoscope/Teleidoscope- comes with the parts to do either other than having to wrestle some with the mirrors I really like these kits.
All came from Penn State.

Hope you all had a productive weekend.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 12-07-2020 02:34 AM

Kaleidoscope/Teleidoscope never seen these before, all look great, I am waiting for an order to come in, new pen kits and a razor for the lathe and some knife kits:) Got a new Pen blank centering vise today so new toy to try out!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 12-07-2020 03:49 AM

I set up my band saw after moving and one of the things that happened somehow is that the guide below the table had somehow shifted almost a quarter inch to the side. Glad I checked that after I popped the first blade, or I’d have a lot more pieces of scrap steel…

Looks like a pretty productive time on the lathe. Nice job!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 12-07-2020 05:34 AM

Nice looking gifts Chris. If you can’t use the bandsaw, then use the lathe. Lol.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-07-2020 01:06 PM

Very nice set of pens Chris. I had the same trouble with my band saw. I reset everything, guide’s rollers and tension. Seemed to work but I don’t know which one fixed it. If I had to bet it was tension.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 12-07-2020 09:39 PM

Thanks all.
Andre, the Kaleidoscope/Teleidoscope is one of their brand new kits. I have tried in the larger Teleidoscope kit from CS before and it is finicky. This one was very easy to assemble.
Jeff I am really thinking I have too much tension on the blade and need to figure out best place for it to be.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 12-08-2020 04:53 PM

looks to me like a very productive day you had Chris I love all your turnings :<))))))) I do hope you figure out your band saw issues as it does get very frustrating sometimes :<(((((((


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 12-10-2020 03:42 PM

Hi Chris, nice work. Have you looked up Alex Snodgrass, he is the band saw guru and he has an excellent band saw set up video that should solve your problems and get the best performance out of your saw.

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