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Homemade Band Saw #5: The plan is working!

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 525 days ago 2912 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Gluing up the frame Part 5 of Homemade Band Saw series Part 6: finished frame and some odds and ends »

My plan to use the jig to glue up the frame is working out beautifully. I used my inclinometer to measure for any twist in the frame at the furtherest ends of the horizontal arms (the parts that hold the wheels). I found only a 0.1 degree difference…

I’m also up to my 4th layer glue up. I dont have any pictures of the 4th layer being clamped down, but here is a pic of the mock up before clamps/glue…

I’m going to Colorado for a long weekend vacation, so wont be able to work on the bandsaw until sometime next week! Thanks for following along

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



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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 524 days ago

Slowly but surely..still further along than I!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Bsmith

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#2 posted 524 days ago

Looking good and great use of the Wixley meter. Could have used that to flatten my bench top. I’ll have to remember that.

-- Bryan

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 524 days ago

Hey, that’s starting to look like a bandsaw!!!

I see a tag on your clamp…..
Was that a “new” purchase?
How do you like those racheting cam clamps (with the red handle)???

Enjoy the mini vaca! We’ll (I’ll) be here awaiting further updates….

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

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 524 days ago

looking good.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Picklehead

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#5 posted 524 days ago

“I see a tag on your clamp…..
Was that a “new” purchase?
How do you like those racheting cam clamps (with the red handle)???”

What clamps are those? They look pretty cool/different/useful!!!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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dakremer

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#6 posted 524 days ago

Those red clamps are from Harbor Freight. $10.99 each. I love them and plan to buy more.

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

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