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A "sort-of" bandsaw box

11-08-2014 07:49 PM by Nick Ferry | 2 comments »

A bandsaw blade break forces me to change design and technique in making a simple bandsaw box. I actually like this way better than how it was supposed to turn out.http://youtu.be/wCaN9b6XV7I

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Making a Simple Bench w/ only 2x6's

11-08-2014 11:36 AM by Nick Ferry | 0 comments »

How I made an easy to build sitting bench from five 8’ long 2×6’s. It wasn’t very heavy after but was sturdy as can be. http://youtu.be/npooHpwGqiM

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Homemade Band sawmill #6: Blade guide upgrade/modification

11-07-2014 09:19 PM by geekwoodworker | 4 comments »

After cutting about 13 logs I realized that my blade guides were the weak link in cutting straight boards as I kept getting blade drift when cutting through knots. So I decided to double the bearings to better support the blade. I also changed the bearing holder to a peice of aluminum. The aluminum is 8mm thick so it is nice and strong. I cut the aluminum with my table saw and put adjustment slots in them with my slot mortiser. I used an old router bit of course and slowed down the router to ...

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General model 350 Table Saw for sale

11-05-2014 04:30 PM by Rhoots | 7 comments »

I’ve been moving more and more into hand-tool-only woodwork in the past few years, and since my table saw chewed 1/4” off my thumb last month, I finally have decided to part with some machines.Take a look: General model 350 10” Table Saw. Very heavy duty industrial grade machine.Manufactured in North America. This machine is a real brute! Best one I’ve ever owned. 220v/1phase 3hp Baldor motorDouble sheaved drive systemCast iron table54” rip capacityCast ...

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shopsmith mack v 10 er

11-04-2014 10:05 PM by patty | 9 comments »

Hello woodworkers. I have been busy today preparing my little shop for a shopsmith mack v 10er It seems to run great but I pick it up tomorrow. If anyone out there has experience with Shopsmith mark v I0er would live to hear from you . I really like the idea of getting a table saw, drill press, lathe, drum sander and band saw all in one. It’s gonna save me a lot of space. I have never used a lathe before but I am excited to give it a try.

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Windsor Chair #1: Windsor Chair #1

11-03-2014 03:00 PM by PeteCollin | 2 comments »

Hello All, I began a Youtube account to show the stages in making windsor style chairs – starting from a tree. I invite you all to come have a look. I have about 40 minutes of footage, and will add videos as my progress with the chair goes. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjcQyPlmR1Lx2mnX0Upkm8E-QruOXv2gC

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Homemade Band sawmill #5: Push handle and water cooling

10-28-2014 10:19 PM by geekwoodworker | 10 comments »

The sawmill is done and working great. Adding the handle helped allot when pushing the saw through the log. The handle is removable by just pulling the handle up and removing the lag bolts holding the arms in. The handle is held on by through mortise. I added the switch to the handle also. The cooling is a shower bag from canadian tire. I added a valve to it. It is attached to the movable blade guide arm. It works well but I am finding that the saw works just fine without th...

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Homemade Band sawmill #4: Gantry Rails and log bed

10-20-2014 09:58 PM by geekwoodworker | 7 comments »

The rails and log bed with log clamps are complete and after testing it by cutting another log I found some short comings with the clamps and my right blade guides. Here is the new blade guide for the right side and it works much better and is smaller than old one. The log clamps had some serious short comings as I had the uprights too close to where the left blade guides travel and unfortunately were in the way of blade guide for which I had to put a block between them ...

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Rockwell UNISAW 34-458/Performax 16-32 Drum Sander *Find*

10-15-2014 02:25 PM by jchomme | 1 comment »

It’s been a while since my last post, but wanted to share my finds and maybe get some recommendations. Well, I periodically check CL to see what’s out there and a week ago I picked up an old 14” jet bandsaw for $90, needs a little work, but ok. Now the slippery slope; I am in tool buying mode. I then came across a Rockwell unisaw. I don’t have any experience with these but after researching them, they seem to be heirloom machines and I had to get my hands on one o...

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Homemade Band sawmill #3: Blade guides and guards

10-13-2014 07:40 PM by geekwoodworker | 6 comments »

Got the blade guides and guards completed this weekend. It took longer than I thought to make the bearing guides but they turne out good. I put them in slots that prevent the nut from turning so I can tighten them from one side only. The guards are very minimal. The reason being is if a blade breaks then it is just to stop it from flying out to the side and possibly hitting someone near by. Got the switch on. It is removeable for packaging and transport. I managed to...

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