I’ve been keeping my eye on WoodGears for a while now. I’d love to build all of his contraptions, but don’t have the time or the space at the moment. I’ve been wanting to build his bandsaw for some time now, and finally took the plunge. Plus I just got my tax refund back, and instead of buying an expensive bandsaw (a tool I currently do not own), why not just make one? I will try and keep the blog current and take as many pictures as I can. Hopefully most of the pics will be of good quality. I will be switching back and forth taking photos with my iphone and Cannon T3i. If you ever want specific pictures/video of something just let me know and I’ll see if I can capture it! Thanks for following along! Advice/comments always welcome!
I first printed out the 1:1 template of the frame, taped it all together, and glued it to a flat 3/4” piece of MDF.
I really want to make sure I get the frame nice and square, and with no twist, so i don’t have to muck with it after it is all glued up. I decided to make some 90 degree stops to tack down to the MDF to keep my frame from shifting during glue up and clamping. Having the template there makes it really easy to place the stops. I don’t have this part completed yet, but you can see my progress so far….
That is what I have done so far. Tomorrow, the wife and one of her friends are going to get pampered at the spa, so I hope to get some shop time to get all the frame pieces cut and possibly get started gluing up the first layer. The frame will be built out of SPF from Menards. I picked out some nice pieces, but will still square and plane them so they are all equal thicknesses, etc.
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!