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#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.


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