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Model Bell 407 helicopter project #2: Cutting Out The Basic Shape.

01-08-2012 10:07 PM by Ryan Haasen | 5 comments »

Today was the big day; cutting out the basic shape of the helicopter. I did it like you would do those scroll saw or bandsaw reindeer (cutting out two perspectives to get a final shape in the middle). I have to admit that this morning before I started I was nervous because I had never cut anything so big on the bandsaw, and messing up would be costly. The blank for the body of the copter weighed 30lbs, and was difficult to manuver around the bandsaw, even when I was constantly lub...

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Model Bell 407 helicopter project #1: Ready to build!

01-08-2012 08:36 AM by Ryan Haasen | 3 comments »

My Dad and I made a trip to the Black Forest Company today and picked up the supplies for the helicopter project. The body will be out of cherry, the main rotors will be wenge and other details will be other exotic woods such as padauk and yellowheart. This evening I laminated the sheets of cherry into a 7” by 7” by 27” (length) blank. Tomorrow the new bandsaw is going to get quite the work out cutting this baby out. Hopefully all goes well.

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PhotoBlog: How I designed and created the First Year Ornament

01-07-2012 05:20 PM by jimleigh1313 | 0 comments »

See HERE for completed project Recently, I bought a Grizzly bandsaw. One of the reasons I decided to buy a bandsaw was to re-saw lumber for use on a scroll saw. The scroll saw was my first ‘tool’ that I bought, and before, I was limited to purchased plywoods for my scroll saw cuts. I was quite surprised at how much wood can be obtained from a single length of wood when re-sawn. It will definitely expand my creativity for such projects. Outlined is the first such project ...

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Band saw #1: What kind of bandsaw would be best?

01-06-2012 04:30 PM by Yostriker | 4 comments »

Hello all, I am currently looking to get a band saw to put into my small garage shop. I would be using it for re-sawing (up to 4”) hard and soft woods. There are many to chose from but I would like to get your trusted opinions of 10-14 inch types. Any information and personal experiences you can provide will be useful. I would normally purchase a Canadian machine just because the shipping charges are horrendous at the boarder. Size is deffinatly a factor in this buy as well, my shop ...

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Building the shop #7: THe latest addition to the shop...

01-01-2012 12:35 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 1 comment »

Today, I found a nice bandsaw for a good price and picked it up this morning. It’s not a Rikon or PowerMatic, but it will more than suffice for my needs at this time. Grizzly G0555 w/6” extension – this gives me about 10-12” of resaw capacity, so I can resaw the wood I have been collecting from broken furniture. Since I didn’t have to pay for shipping and sales tax and the accessories, it was quite a good deal for me. Here’s a picture of it in the ...

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The top-secret project..... #1: The dark forces unite.... not really.

12-31-2011 07:23 AM by MSlumberjocks | 31 comments »

Today marked the beginning of a joint Mississippi lumberjocks project…. For now, I just want to take a moment and ask that if anyone happens to figure out what the project is, please don’t spoil the fun and post what it is….. So, after a bit of delay on KTMM’s part….. (SWMBO hit him with a honeydo list), he was finally able to make it to William’s shop. SuperDav721 beat him getting there…. The three started the project out with a cup (or thr...

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Looking for bandsaw parts

12-31-2011 12:19 AM by nobuckle | 3 comments »

I’m looking for bandsaw for Cummins Mack 14” bandsaw. The parts are from the thrust and guide bearing assembly. Know where I can get them? Thanks in advance.

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Tool Tutorials #3: When new blade appears too small for Grizzly G0555 bandsaw

12-25-2011 08:31 AM by David Craig | 2 comments »

Merry Christmas folks. Just wanted to share a tip that I learned the hard way. I know many LJs own the Grizzly G0555 band saw and since many boast riser blocks, most of what follows probably seems very elementary :) But for slow ones like me, I thought I might share an experience and hopefully reduce another’s frustration somewhere down the road. Last August I was gifted with the funds to purchase the aforementioned saw by my brother who wanted to give a thank you gift for sharing re...

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Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

12-24-2011 08:56 AM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...

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Building a Hopechest.

12-23-2011 02:57 PM by revieck | 2 comments »

http://youtu.be/1hzSLhlEjBY Building a hopechest out of pecan and cherry wood. Chest is 16 in. wide by 34 in. long by 19 in. high. Poly finish.

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