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Blog entry by dakremer posted 05-15-2014 08:47 PM 3425 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been kind of slacking with this bandsaw. I had to redo both wheels because the first time I did not glue them up nice and flat. I lost interest/got busy for a while, and put it off. I’m now determined to get it finished!!

I shot this quick video of it running after I remade the wheels. The wheels aren’t balanced yet, so there is some vibration – you can see the Nickel is standing for a while, but then falls down. I’m hoping once I balance the wheels, the vibration will be decreased by quite a bit.

As far as construction, all that is left is the trunions/table and the enclosure. Of course I’ll have to make a stand as well. Once it’s all constructed, I’ll probably take it apart and give it a good sanding/finishing.

Thanks for looking!

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



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dakremer

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 08:50 PM

How do we embed videos? I see others doing it, but the “embed code” doesn’t seem to be working….

EDIT: got it to work!

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

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 08:57 PM

Looking good!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 09:53 PM

glad to see the project is back on the docket. That runs pretty smoothly to me. My factory made bandsaw does not run that smoothly!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 10:11 PM

Great to see you have it working and quite well I might add. A couple guards and a table and you’ll be in business. I’m sure you real busy with your business. Can we call you Doc now??

.............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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dakremer

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 10:13 PM

You CAN call me Doc now :)

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 12:13 AM

Looks fantastic. You’ll be re-sawing before ya know it. OH, and congrats ….....DOC. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 12:55 AM

I was hoping to see you back working on this build! +1 on the congrats doc!

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

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 01:21 AM

Congratulations on the Doc and the saw, both are considerable accomplishments!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 01:49 AM

Nice progress!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 03:05 AM

Very nice work, can’t wait to see the cuts it makes

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 05-16-2014 04:42 AM

Congratulations Doc and great work on the band saw

as well.

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#12 posted 05-16-2014 01:44 PM

great work …

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#13 posted 05-16-2014 03:21 PM

Looking very good, can’t wait to see it finished. I’d still like to do this someday.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 05-17-2014 03:12 PM

Keep on going! It is a great machine and i,m sure when he is finished you like to work on it. I,m now using mine for about a year.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#15 posted 05-20-2014 03:26 PM

Sweet, way to go! Coming along nicely!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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