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HELP – I think I’m addicted to bandsaw reindeer!

Luckily its the season for reindeer….

I recently purchased an old Buffalo 14” bandsaw that I’ve refurbished (this is my first BS). And as a means to improve my BS skills (pun intended?) I thought I’d give the reindeer thing a try. Now I find myself playing with the pattern to make tall reindeet, short reindeer, fat ones and skinny ones. If I keep this up I’ll have more reindeer than Santa.

It also doesn’t help that my kids like them, and so do their friends.

The good side is its eating up all my scrap 2×4 stubs.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 952 days ago

ha…sounds like a good problem to have. enjoy with it

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ratchet

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#2 posted 952 days ago

And what functional purpose do these assorted small, silly, wooden reindeer made on the bandsaw serve? I am guessing they are simply sculptural?

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DamnYankee

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#3 posted 952 days ago

@rachet – oohhh…got me on that one.

They are good at developing BS line following skills, they are good for collecting dust (the idea being the more dust they collect the less dust on other things?), other than than, a heck of a lot less useful than bandsaw boxes.

Merry Christmas.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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ratchet

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#4 posted 952 days ago

Rob; Just playing with you…it was such a good setup. Glad to see you took it in good fun. I would actually like to see a few of them at the next meeting. I like you explanation for what they are good for. I tell the wife all the time that I don’t have to actually be making anything to be productive in the shop.

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DamnYankee

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#5 posted 952 days ago

oh…and they keep the scrap wood pile closer to a managable pile (note I said closer, not close).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Kirk Lewellen

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#6 posted 952 days ago

Yep, I have the same additction! I have now found an even faster way to crank them out…. Bigger blade, fewer teeth, drilling a few holes instead of relif cuts and having my wife sand them! LOL….

Your Reindeer compodre’

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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