My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #1: On the drawing board - The main Frame

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Blog entry by Armand posted 05-16-2013 02:25 AM 31150 reads 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool series Part 2: The Tension Adjuster »

I’m building a Bandsaw, my 4th shopmade tool. It will be made of layers of phenolic plywoods with 14” wheels. The table will be fixed at 90 degrees coz I don’t see any need to cut at 45 deg and it’s going to be easy to make a sled for it.

Here are the plans that I created using CorelDraw.

The square hole at the base of the frame will house the tension adjuster.

I then exported the drawing to Sketchup to create 3D images of the Frame.

next in the series is the tension adjuster.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 02:33 AM

should work just fine
and the parts will be easy to find
if any ever need replacement

i saw on once in a DIY boatyard
that was made from 1” gal. plumbing pipe
covered here and there with plywood panels

they had built a boat
and sailed away

just left it for the next guy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 02:35 AM

Thanks David, I would like to hear from you about the tension adjuster which is next in the series.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 03:21 AM

Armand, you are really good in innovation and creations.. DIY style. I like that. Bandsaw is also my dream specially the horizontal one. Good luck. Good to hear from you. Hope to meet you someday. Kailan??? Ingat lang.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 10:12 AM

Wow! Sure would like to see how it works.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 10:01 PM

Hi Armand
I looked at your blog regarding the Ryobi AP13AK disassembly .

Are you able to advise how to remove the armature from the motor housing?

I stripped it down to basics but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to remove the armature.

Many thanks in advance


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