Homemade Band Saw #2: A little further...

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 03-10-2013 04:35 AM 2312 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting started... Part 2 of Homemade Band Saw series Part 3: 2 steps forward, 1 step backwards »

Didnt get as much done today as I had hoped. I finished the template contraption on the MDF, to help with keeping things square during glue up….

I rough cut, to length, all of the frame pieces and straightened one edge on the jointer…

...still need to rip them to width on the table saw and cut them to actual length, which I just barely got started with…

The scraps are starting to pile up though…

Sorry there’s not much to this blog entry. It was a really crappy/rainy day here in Iowa, which really put me in a non-productive mood. If the wife permits, I might finish cutting the frame pieces and start gluing it up tomorrow!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 12:25 PM

Is the SYP dry? you may want to keep it in the rough dimension for a couple days/week to continue to dry and acclimate.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 12:37 PM

Although you may feelthat progress is sloooow…..
It IS progress!!!
As the old question goes; “How do you eat an elephant???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 04:31 PM

I am working on the 14” bandmill, I am down to building the enclosure and finalizing my motor selection. I like your glue up jig, I think it will save you some serious frustration and clean up. Good luck.

-- Losing is the same as winning only backwards

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 04:40 PM

Tim – I’m really banking in the SPF being dry! It would probably be wise to let it sit for a few weeks down in the shop. The wood from big box stores is kiln dry – so I’m hopin it’s dry enough. I would imagine with the glue up – laminating different layers – it would help minimize movement. Maybe I’m wrong. Either way, I’m going to move forward and hope for the best!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 05:33 PM

good progress

-- Joel

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 08:43 PM

I have noticed some boards being heavier which would indicate moisture, even a couple days in the shop makes a difference. Laminating will also keep the movement to a minimum. Anyway keep on building and showing your progress.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 12:15 AM

One heck of a project. Comin along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 03-13-2013 03:46 AM

Your off to a great start

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#9 posted 06-08-2013 08:21 PM

Could you estimate how much wood do i need for the frame?

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