Workshop #5: Added a bandsaw today!

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Blog entry by Matt posted 03-22-2016 04:12 AM 694 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry, no pics yet… BUT!

I picked up a 12” bandsaw today! So happy about this! I’ve got some QSWO waiting to be resawn for a box project.

It is an older Craftsman model. Not the best, but it has a decent motor at 1-1/3 HP.

It took a little time to get tuned up, but not too bad. It does need some new thrust bearings, which I found on EBAY (no longer made). The existing ones are solidly bound up.

The tires on it are pretty heavily coated in saw dust and pitch. I may by a set of new tires just for good measure.

I will end up building a new stand and mobile base for it, but it’s ok for the moment.

Anyhow, I’m very excited about this new addition to the shop.

Also, I’ve decided I want a tool board like this one:

-- I do this for fun.

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