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Workshop #10: Bandsaw works great!!

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 11-01-2009 03:11 AM 1268 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: A New Addition! Part 10 of Workshop series Part 11: Shop Quest 2010- It begins »

So in my last blog I noted that I have added a bandsaw to my arsenal of tools. It was a great deal and needed a new blade and some quick cleaning up. Well I went and got a blade yesterday and cleaned up the saw and installed the new blade today. Then I just played around a bit. Here are the two projects I did in order to play around some and get familiar with the tool. I decided I would just post them here and not as an actual project, maybe I’ll have something by the end of the weekend to post.

A puzzle, just wanted to play with making different shapes.The bottom is just a piece of scrap pegboard glued on. I got bored later and colored in the pieces using highlighters that were sitting my desk.

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This is a box similiar to the anniversary box made but I took a thin piece off of each end and then cut out the middle before gluing the bottom back on and drilling a hinge hole for the lid. I really am looking forward to trying my hand at a real bandsaw box at some point soon.

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Both of these were of course made from 2×4 scrap. I had fun and am looking forward to much more soon.

Happy Halloween to you all and thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 03:14 AM

congats on the saw and happy Boo day

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 03:20 AM

Oh sure, make me want to swap the resaw blade out of my band saw for something a bit tighter cutting… I keep thinking about doing a puzzle for a Christmas present. Just no idea what to make the puzzle a picture of…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 03:11 PM

Hey Chris, you’ll love having the band saw I use mine a lot. Do you know what size blades your saw takes? I think I still have a couple 93 1/2” blades hanging around I can’t use. Anyway, great box and puzzles having a band saw opens up a whole new realm of possibilities and makes a lot of the little tedious jobs in other projects a lot easier and faster. Congrats!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 11:17 PM

Thanks all, I am so looking forward to other projects.
DB does the picture have to be of anything? Course you could always just print out a picture and put it on a plywood back and just cut it out in odd pieces.. Hmm I think I just gave myself an idea for a gift.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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