New band saw table....

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 11-20-2010 01:32 AM 1336 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a larger table for my 14 inch band saw. So I looked up a 16×36 inch piece of 10 gauge aluminum from my stock pile. This is what I came up with. The finished size is 16×26.

This morning my neighbor, Mike, came over and wanted to use my saw. He had some 8/4 oak to radius the corners on.

Just as we were really getting started, the mail ran and here was my new Wood slicer. We finished the cutting with the HD cheapy blade and got him back to work. Now th swap out the blades and get a good blade on this thing.

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 01:47 AM

bout time

good upgrade there rand
and new blade will make all the difference too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-20-2010 02:09 AM

Nice upgrde there Rand. I guy could do a deer on that real easy now!
Just kidding. <g>
I know a fellow that did that and stunk his saw up big time.
Your going to really like the woodslicer.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 02:15 AM

Good work…..but your neighbor needs to be in a chair….........(-:

I am not sure how you do this stuff Rand, but it is impressive. Good show…..........

Still thinking about the new band saw, will probably get a bigger one, to do double duty for rips. Short rips I can even do on my supersled, its a big beast.

Got pressed into making an emergency weaver’s raddle for my wife, she needed a specific one for the size of a small loom she was using in any case. She had lent out her other one, it never came back, but it was too big anyway. It is essentially a comb with nails for the teeth.

So I took an oak scrap, it needed to be 16.75 inches by 1.75 inches. Sanded it off. Had her select the size finishing nails she wanted, 8d, drilled the holes, and temporally mounted it with some light duty Vise Grip clamps. She loves it. She designed her own thing, so it works perfect. When she is done with this weaving project I will wax the wood and nails, and find a better method to clamp it, probably some carriage bolts into her loom with wing nuts.

Maybe I’ll blog this after I am done. She needed it like….......right now! So it is in use with my clamps Quick Clamps holding it for now.

Love to make stuff for Sherie….......she appreciates it, and its fun….......
If you didn’t read this, check it out….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 11-20-2010 02:34 AM

Dave, I am always prompt , no matter how long it takes…

Bob, thanks for putting me on to this blade. I can’t wait to use it…

Jim, I would suggest that you get the largest you can get in the shop and past the purse strings. The table for the 14 inch is really small for a lot of what you will be doing.

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#5 posted 11-20-2010 03:32 AM

Hear you, looking to buy a 17 inch at least….....probably order in the next few weeks. It will be the biggest and best saw in the shop relatively speaking, but as I watch and read, the bandsaw is the prime mover in a lot of shops.

Have a good one….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 11-20-2010 05:18 AM

Very cool table, the larger surface looks really handy, great upgrade. You know you really got something when all the kids keep wanting to play at your house.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 11-20-2010 05:30 AM

Kids? What kids? This just one and his mess.

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#8 posted 11-20-2010 09:09 AM

Hey Red neck,
Will yah stop with the crying already…..Cheez.
You will be amazed at what the new B/S blade will do for you….trust me..:-))

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#9 posted 11-20-2010 05:59 PM

Now THAT’s a bandsaw table! Nice upgrade – it has me thinking…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-20-2010 06:22 PM

I have to tighten the tilt on the table much tighter when there is a lot of weight out there. Fortunately, Mike left 1/4” extra and it cleaned up with the router.

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 07:35 PM

like your upgrade I need to make me one your shop is looking good Rand

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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