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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 02:41 PM

I have read that plain old hardwood makes good blocks and hold up well. My old Walker-Turner 14” cast iron “monster” bandsaw uses Oilite blocks that came with the saw when I bought it used way back in 1960. They are still there working just fine. If they ever need changing, I think I will make some blocks out of a very hard wood like Purpleheart, which I have a bunch of.

- Planeman40

Oil soaked oak or maple does a good job.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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