My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #3: Making the Wooden Frame and Some Design modifications

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Blog entry by Armand posted 05-24-2013 06:45 AM 143180 reads 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The Tension Adjuster Part 3 of My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool series Part 4: Working on the Tensioner Assembly »

Posting some pictures on the status of this project: The wooden frames are used marine plywood from Pacific Wood Laminates.

The frames have been shaped and are ready for trimming ang gluing.

..and this is the template that I’ll be using to trim the frames, made of plywood that I painted white for clearer outlines.

I made some modifications on the design particularly on the tensioner, it will be more stable i hope. The upper wheel is likewise moved to top to ride on pillow blocks.

and here’s the video of the wooden bandsaw frames being bandsawn in a local re-sawing shop in Taytay Philippines.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 02:22 PM

It is looking good so far Armand, and it is fun to follow along with the blog!
That young man working the Band Saw looks like he has some experience!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 08:48 AM

The frame is now ready to accept other components to finally become a real bandsaw.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 06:25 AM

I’m just starting to making my own DIY bandsaw and i will be using your way of making the frame because it’s much easier than cutting and cluing the whole thing from pieces and corner, i mean the way Matthias Wandel did!
Did you test your frame for deflection on blade tensioning?

And i have one idea about the tension adjuster….

It seems more stable that way and you have less job to do, if you are planning to tilt the table inwards then sing the adjusting knob little lower that it is.
I really wan’t to see more of this project, when we are going to get an update? :)

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#4 posted 06-06-2013 04:05 AM

Thanks Dimitris I saw your comment too in our local site. Your idea of putting the knob above the block will pose some construction problem when you insert the threaded rod inside the block, there is very little space to work with. Currently I’m already working on the whole tensioner assembly and hopefully will show the whole thing by this weekend (working only on weeknights and weekends).

Here is another look on the updated design and I’m already very close at it. The table dimension will be 18” x 20”.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 04:49 AM

Some update pictures of my band saw.

Some parts.

The block.


more to come! Thanks for viewing.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 01:49 PM

You are an artist Please, I want to link

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