LumberJocks

Homemade Bandsaw Build

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by AlexHarris posted 1082 days ago 8207 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ!

So a few weeks back I posted some mid-project photoes of how my bandsaw build was going and although it is not entirley finished and still needs little extras like a coat of paint, a stand and a fence I can now show you the fully working and (built bandsaw).

Heres a quick video showing the build process… Enjoy!

Its been a great project and I hope to soon post another video showing it in all of it glory.

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com



18 comments so far

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3253 posts in 2537 days


#1 posted 1082 days ago

Alex, Great work. Awesome project. Curious as to how the wooden blade guides hold up.

CtL

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

View saddletramp's profile

saddletramp

994 posts in 1241 days


#2 posted 1082 days ago

What a fine job you have done on that saw. It should give you years of service.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

View AttainableApex's profile

AttainableApex

338 posts in 1435 days


#3 posted 1082 days ago

is this from mathis wandel?

-- Ben L

View AlexHarris's profile

AlexHarris

89 posts in 1239 days


#4 posted 1082 days ago

@AttainableApex
Yes this is his design. I don’t usually follow plans and looking back it may have been easier but it was nice having the support considering I havn’t built somthing like this before.
Alex.

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

View MOJOE's profile

MOJOE

547 posts in 1872 days


#5 posted 1082 days ago

Outstanding…...it appears your new saw likes to resaw logs…..I feel there will be some new turning projects in your near future…..a nice bowl perhaps.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

View CartersWhittling's profile

CartersWhittling

451 posts in 1277 days


#6 posted 1082 days ago

Really cool. Its neat to see someone else make Mathis’ saw. I look foward to seeing the project complete.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

View stefang's profile

stefang

12592 posts in 1937 days


#7 posted 1081 days ago

I would have been over the moon if I had been capable of building such a project at your age Alex (or maybe at any age). What a great build! This bandsaw should give you good service for many years to come. Congratulations on such an impressive achievement! The video was well done too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View nobuckle's profile

nobuckle

1120 posts in 1364 days


#8 posted 1081 days ago

Most excellent Alex. I love the picture of you standing on the frame. It really shows how strong this design really is. I too have considered building this bandsaw. Perhaps down the road. Again, great job.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1718 days


#9 posted 1081 days ago

we have to baw to the dust for you doing this in your age
great work :-)
thank´s for sharing Alex

take care
Dennis

View jimboy's profile

jimboy

28 posts in 1246 days


#10 posted 1078 days ago

Well done I like it, I use wooden blade guides, and use the hardest wood available and have not had a problem when they wear down I just move them along

View 58j35bonanza's profile

58j35bonanza

390 posts in 1295 days


#11 posted 1077 days ago

Nice job alex!

Keep us all posted on how well this. Mathis has had his quite a while and it seems to be going strong.

-- Chuck

View crank49's profile

crank49

3339 posts in 1574 days


#12 posted 1077 days ago

Super job Alex.

I got those plans last year and now I am going to have to actually get moving.

Did you builtt exactly to the plans?

I’m thinking of making it about 3” taller.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

View AlexHarris's profile

AlexHarris

89 posts in 1239 days


#13 posted 1076 days ago

@crank49
I built it pretty much to the plans. Although that ideaof extending the frame is pretty nice. You would need to make no other alteration to the rest of the design apart from the length of the blade.

(I am a little gelous now…ha!)

Alex

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11097 posts in 1708 days


#14 posted 1074 days ago

Great build on that bandsaw. Don’t forget to sign and date it!! You’ll be able to show it to your grand kids someday and they will be really impressed!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View mnpete's profile

mnpete

223 posts in 1260 days


#15 posted 1073 days ago

Very cool Alex! Looks like you put it through some pretty tough paces and it worked like a champ. What was your cost like to build it yourself?

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase