My First bandsaw. (& Finger saver)

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Project by AJM posted 08-06-2012 05:51 PM 3207 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for all the nice messages when i first signed up to the site. I would like to congratulate everyone on all there fantastic work they have produced.
I have just bought a small bandsaw and i hope to post some of the things i make on to the website.
Apart from some.. spare parts.. (which I am sure the manual covers.) It seems to work ok there are things i don’t know about it.. (which I am sure the manual covers.) I think I will have some fun in the winter months with this.
The Finger savers (don’t know what they are really called but I am sure the manual covers) was templated from the plastic one provided with my machine.
I made them from Aspen. Leftovers from the sauna set i made.(untreated as i made them a few minutes ago).

I will be scouring the website for easy to make projects. Thanks in advance for the inspiration.


-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#1 posted 08-06-2012 08:48 PM

They are called push sticks

-- In His service ,Richard

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 08:50 PM

I sure hope you find something to do with all those left over nuts and bolts :)

Congrats on the new toy – what are you going to make first?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 09:07 PM

I made a .. push stick.. I really want to make a band saw box.. problem is.. I need to read up on them and get pointed in the right direction for plans and tools. my band saw has a 10mm and a 3mm blade. (could buy a 6mm) I need to know about sanding the boxes. i use a little bosch sander currently and i have a budget for a better sanding tool… whether i can use a curly birch branch. to make it. i have some apple wood branches too. Next year on the other hand i have access to a wood which needs exploring for good timber. so i can make some “better” items next year.. i might practice the boxes on branches so i get a feel for the machine.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 12:51 AM

Congratulations on the new bandsaw. Good luck and happy woodworking.

-- Newbie woodworker

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 01:16 AM

Anthony -
If I could read properly, I would have figured out that your push sticks were your first project! Sorry about that :)

If you want to make band saw boxes out of a branch – check out these cool boxes by LJ Blackie_

And you do not need to get a new sander before you can make a box! There are several really good bandsaw box makers here – I bet if you search the blogs you might get some terrific hints.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 09:28 AM

Nice work.

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

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 02:59 PM

Nice looking small band saw. I’m sure these push sticks are only the first of many great projects you’ll make with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 03:39 PM

Here is a video that should help you get going in the right direction with the bandsaw box….

If you havent watched any of Wood Working For Mere Mortals videos, I really suggest you do it~

Here is his Bandsaw Box Video~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#9 posted 08-07-2012 04:58 PM

+1 for finger savers!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 08-07-2012 06:21 PM

first welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
just beaware its addictive to hang around this corner :-)

second glad you think safty first

last …. hope you donĀ“t loose your manual to the mashine …. just remember to read it … :-)))

beside a ton of great blogs/vidio on L J you can find alot of infomation on youtube also

take care

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#11 posted 08-08-2012 12:02 AM

Great new tool, I hear this model does a good job. Happy cutting

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#12 posted 08-09-2012 07:55 AM

I have a 12 inch band saw and would like to keep all my fingers. Nice finger savers you made keep up the good work. I make compound cut twisted wood feathers on my band saw, they are amazing people say that see them.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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