The Coolidge Chronicles #9: Part 3 of 3 - Grizzly 19" Bandsaw Assembly G0514X2B

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Blog entry by darthford posted 11-29-2013 08:30 AM 2526 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally I wrap up assembly and modifications to the new Grizzly 19” bandsaw, here we go…

First modification replace the plastic hand wheels with cast iron hand wheels. I’m sure the stock hand wheels are fine but they seemed to flex and I just didn’t want plastic hand wheels. Here I’m cross drilling the new one for the set screw.

I had to bore it out to .400 as well.

This looks pretty good, did run into a problem though. See how the handle is recessed into the wheel well nobody seems to make a handle that fits this even Grizzly doesn’t offer one. I should have gone with hand wheels that have a surface mount handle. True Value hardware to the rescue, I found some ‘heavy duty’ steel bushing that were thick and chunky and used one for a spacer. Also re-used the original plastic handles. Oddly, the Grizzly plastic handle on the table tilt hand wheel is completely different from the plastic handles on the other two hand wheels.

Say they look pretty good!

Ahahaha bandsaw headers man! I wanted this to be rigid, that white pipe is smooth bore HDPE you can get it cheap at Home Depot. I had to peel off tool assembly for a couple days to finish a French drain project at the house and used a piece of left over pipe. It took a bit of head scratching to connect the two dust ports in a way that would flow well yet hug the saw and not stick out in my way.

Here’s a completed shot, really nice band saw I have already put it to use on my drain project cutting the 4” pipe.

Tomorrow I’ll get started on the new 12” table saw…hello beasty!

I have been spending so much time in the shop I decided to pipe in some music, check out this Sony blue tooth speaker and Ipod Nano combo, takes up almost no space on my bench and the sound quality is quite good.

See how flat it shoves right up against the back wall

Behold its Joe Banamassa

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 10:04 AM

It looks like you are well equipped. Congrats on the new bandsaw and table saw.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 02:58 PM

I have been following this crazyness for a couple weeks and i am very jelous. Did you hit the lotto or something? I would cut off my own arm to own some of the stuff you just got.

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 04:59 PM

Nice bandsaw and I like your taste in Music. Joe Bonnamassa is my favorite modern Blues player.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 06:10 PM

Henndoe – man if I won the lotto I’d be posting about $250k CNC machines!

Hey woodmaker, Joe Bonnamassa is the man! Here’s my guitar…

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 08:07 PM

Congrats on the tools and the upgrades

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

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 01:50 AM

Great mods! Where did you get those hand wheels from? Those are sharp.

So when you gonna find time to use all these great new tools? :)

Oh, and NICE GUITAR but I have to say that case may be even better! Very cool! I can’t make out the label on that head stock. The body says PRS but that logo doesn’t seem to match.

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 02:42 AM

I got the hand wheels from Grizzly, see my notes on them I would go with a flush mount handle design if I was doing it over.

I’m getting close to being done assembling these tools (table saw is done, just have to wire the plug and cord) and I’ll start right in using them. I already have 2 warm up projects waiting a mobile outfeed/glue up table (torsion box) and an oak quilt ladder for my sister.

Behold that is a PRS Modern Eagle Quatro with 53/10 pickups and a solid rosewood neck! Ahaha that guitar case is epic, when I purchased the recliner I wasn’t even thinking about the guitar case I just liked it, then I got it home and figured out why.

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