Reply by simonov

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Protractor advice

View simonov's profile


63 posts in 1589 days

#1 posted 03-02-2017 04:54 PM

When life gives you lemons . . . you make a caster base for your band saw.

I had a lot of odd-shaped scrap plywood left over from my early attempts with the 60 degree angle jig. What to do? Well, I glued some small pieces up into bigger pieces, then laminated them into a 1½ inch thick slab:

Then I cut the slab square in the table saw, drilled some holes, painted it and mounted it to my band saw with some casters as a mobile base:

Commercial bases seem to try to keep the machine as close to the ground as possible. I can see how this makes sense for keeping the center of gravity low, but I’m almost six and a half feet tall and all machines are too low for me. The casters are five inches tall and added to the slab raise the band saw six and a half inches. Life is good.

If I need more weight on the base, I’ll just bolt on a body builder’s free weight or something.

Next I need to get to work on the base for the disc sander.

-- Nunc est bibendum.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics