The last time I wrote this, my computer decided it was gonna reboot my computer w/o my consent thereby causing me to lose everything I wrote. From now on, I’ll use my personal blog and link to it here (blogger automatically saves what you write). http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ridgid-14in-bandsaw-restoration-upgrade.html
Not long ago I made a blog entry inwhich I discussed the furture purchase of a band saw. Allow me to thank all those who added their insightful thoughts and suggestions. I would have liked to purchase a brand new band saw but that just wasn’t going to happen. So, back to Craig’s List I went. As I searched CL I came across a listing for a 14” Wood Band Saw. What I discovered is that the band saw was a Cummins Mack 14” band saw. The seller was asking $100. I cont...
Good Evening LJ’s, With woodworkers safety week fast approaching I want to tell what happened to me today and the true blessing it turned out to be. I haven’t been posting around here lately due to me getting into my busy season and other responsibilities like my church, home, You get the picture? Well today was an uneventful day of working all day cutting grass at my church, however it is when I came home and went to my shop that it began. I received a phone call to start a...
Ok here we go. If you look back to the Beginning most of the walls were up but still lots to be done. This first shot is ater the exterior was completed, my litle truck and my other pal, Ivy. Overall size 24’ x 36’ with a full second floor. Two oversized doors 8’6” x 10’ for deliveries etc. and lots of natural light with oversized windows. My wife and I unload the trucks and push the wood up to the second floor. The next shots are of the second f...
Recently I have been looking at buying a new bandsaw. My current 14” Shopcraft bandsaw has performed pretty well but it has it’s limits. One frustration with the Shopcraft is finding blades for it. 70-1/2” blades are not the most readily available. There are several brands that I have considered, Rigid, Porter Cable, and Central Machinery. Ideally I would like a Delta but Woodcraft is the only place I can get it and they want more than $600. I can’t do that. T...
When I pulled this off of my cabinet, I did not expect so many would like to build these. Well, I took one apart so that we could make some notes – and then detail construction. Below: The marshmallow catapult in it’s finished form. As you can see below, the catapult concists of only 6 wooden parts & some miscellaneous hardware, all easy to build with handtools if need be. When we did this project with the scouts, we put it together as a kit that they could sand ...
I have made a few more acquisitions of old iron for my shop, to the point that my wife thinks i’m nuts.I did my woodworking powerless for five years before I started getting machines, So I understand her wonderment on why I now have 4 bandsaws. I just love the way these machines were built to last for generations, and the striking comparison to how they are built today. (I also love a deal)So, here is some of what I got I know what your thinking, those are not Beavers, that...
Having sold my tablesaw to my dad and not having 220 (for my new tablesaw) in my garage yet, I’m at a standstill. Project wise that is. So I figured this would be a good time to tinker around with my bandsaw. I bought it in late November and haven’t used it all that much. I have some mdf set aside to stiffen up the stand. And I replaced the belt a couple months ago. Took the old one into Advance and had the boy match it. That took quite a bit of shake out. Next up is t...
From the first time I saw a sculpted rocking chair, I loved the look, but never dreamed I would have the skill or patients to build one. The more I looked at the different chairs, the more I realized that there are a lot of rocking chair builders out there. The most frequent names that kept coming up were Sam Maloof, Hal Taylor, and Scott Morrison. The more I looked at the different designs, the more I was drawn to Hal Taylor’s chairs. Paul & Joel from Canadian...
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