A New Mallet To get back in the game, so to speak, I decided on a project that would be easy and fun, plus something I knew how to construct already and—and had the supplies on hand. That was a tall order, but a mallet fits the bill perfectly. I had an extra 3/4” x 3 1/2” Maple plank laying about in the overhead bins and decided why not put it to good use? I had originally purchased it for some project that was never started—I don’t even remember how long ago I bought the wood, but it’s...
I should preface this blog with a note about myself. I recently shed most of my power tools in favor of old hand tools, like Stanley Planes, Disston saws, and old Braces/Bits and eggbeater drills. This was around December of 2014 (about 9 months ago as of this writing). The two power tools I decided to keep in the shop were a band saw and a drill press. Problem was, I didn’t own a band saw (at least not a decent one). So the search began. I hemmed and hawed about it, researched, a...
Has anyone seen one of these? I got it at auction for $145 today. No tags or numbers. 24” throat, heavy as a battle ship. Any thoughts would be appreciated.Marv
After seeing Matthias Wandel’s video about making wood pseudo bevel gears that will will run at right angles, I decided to attempt making a true bevel gear or at least a closer approximation. My idea was to cut a 45 degree angle on the edge of the wood disc and then cut the teeth on the band saw with the disc tilted at a 45 degree angle. Here are the steps I used to cut it on my band saw and the results. This was just a prototype but I think that I might try using this to make a ro...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbJ0bKuBzMg Hello again everyone, just uploaded a new video showing the milling of a log on a Woodmizer saw mill, it’s a time lapse video with a voice over describing what’s going on. Check it out and thanks for watching!
How I made some legs that have a curved foot for a set of tables I’m working on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tByYIauTXj8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsLUBKajSzo Have a look I just put together a video about using a cheap power feeder with a band saw to re-saw. Typically for back supports or rockers for my rocking chairs which are bent laminated thus I need a lot, so this helps out with quality, efficiency and safety.
OK I know you guys know a thing or two about vintage, cast iron band saws. If you read the previous entry, I bought this saw for a song but after trying for a week or so to get the blade to track, I gave up and its been collecting dust ever since. That in itself is a travesty! I mean just Look at this beaut! I dont have any pics of the wheels, but I’ll get some up tonight if i remember. My issue is this: Lower wheel is about 3/16ths further out than the upper wheel, i...
Stretching is important. It increases circulation, increases flexibility, increases one’s range of motion, has been proven to reduce stress, has been known to reduce lower back pain, and holds chairs together. Here I’ve added the front and back stretcher and the left and right stretcher. I made my first mistake of the project here. It’s probably not noticeable in this pictures but it will be revealed in a later blog entry. Can you spot it? The upper side stretchers...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9QzZ1xVC51s I’ve been kind of slacking with this bandsaw. I had to redo both wheels because the first time I did not glue them up nice and flat. I lost interest/got busy for a while, and put it off. I’m now determined to get it finished!! I shot this quick video of it running after I remade the wheels. The wheels aren’t balanced yet, so there is some vibration – you can see the Nickel is standing...
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