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Project by OldWrangler posted 10-16-2014 09:07 AM 1825 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just added a Carter Stabilizer to my old rickity band saw and wanted to see if it improves the sharpness of cuts made with a 1/4” blade. Jury is still out , looks like it helps a little but I’m not sure there is $80 worth of improvement. I really need a better excuse to buy a new band saw.

Vine Box is similar to something I saw on LJ before and admired. This is my attempt to copy. Not the best copy but was fun to do.

Box is a stack of 3- 6/4” BKP boards laminated and cleaned to 4” deep, 9” tall and 6” wide. Drawers are painted kelly green ‘cause that is the color I has left after another unrelated job. Carcass has natural stain and finish is 2 part acrylic poly. Drawers are push out from behind to eliminate handles on the front. Wife said, “what is it”? and “Whatever it is I want it on my desk for things like paper clips, map pins, stapler puller, paper cutter and other stuff”. Whatever Mama wants, Mama gets.

Where’s my box from the swap? I sent mine and want to see what I get.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-16-2014 10:49 AM

Lotta work – nice job on it but I’m still not a big fan of paint. maybe I just shot too much of it on cars.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 11:01 AM

regarding new bandsaw – Grizzly 555LANV
unless you intend to resaw something wider than 6 inches. I have the Carter stabilizer and have yet to use it because I haven’t needed to. A sharp 3/16 – 10 tooth does everything I need to do.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 01:50 PM

this looks pretty good george, what scares me is i see the paint can says guest bedroom wall….i dont think i could sleep in a room this green…i might feel like im inside a giant leaf…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 02:26 PM

Bob, I had to repair some sheetrock in the bedroom and needed the paint to cover it. It is an off white. The Kelly green was a rattle can in the shop. I agree the room painted green would make you feel like you were sleeping in a cabbage. Glad you are feeling good again. Whatcha working on?

Dick, I feel the same about paint. I am going to sand the paint off and go with a transparent green stain so the grain will show. I have looked at the Grizzly 555 and it looks like what I need but I am having to put out nearly $3,000 for a new medical scooter. My 2004 just died and is kinda beyond repair. Got 10 years out of it so I got my money’s worth. Can’t get around much without a scooter and the little dinky ones with no power, no ground clearance, no suspension system and the little bity tires won’t work around my place. I only need it outdoors and that kind starts around $2.500. So there goes my new band saw…..for now. Just have to sell more stuff but all I got to sell is craft stuff. Nobody wants my tired old blood and the semen well has dried up. It’s bad to be old.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 02:40 PM

George, the box is very nice. I just leave the back off. Never thought about holes in the back. Great idea.
You might try RIT dye after you get the paint off. Here’s a link to RIT’s suggestions for use on wood.
You only have 2 years on me so, I understand about the blood and semen. And, about getting old, but it’s better than the alternative.

Hope you get your scooter soon and the new BS shortly afterward.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 02:44 PM

When I had my old Craftsman 12 inch bandsaw the carter stabilizer made a great improvement.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 03:12 PM

It looks great!

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 04:12 PM

George – when you get a chance email me. gotta proposition, kinda scary huh ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#9 posted 10-16-2014 09:17 PM

Spectacular band saw box. You did great on this.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 10-16-2014 09:29 PM

Thanks and thanks for not looking too close. My wife says that mistakes are how you can tell it is handmade and not cookie-cuttered in China. Maybe so but I wish there were less mistakes.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#11 posted 10-16-2014 09:48 PM

Nicely cut inspite of your bandsaw’s condition. I like the burned in details. Agree, get rid on the rattle can green and go with something that will let the grain show through…if you can get it back from your wife! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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intheshop

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#12 posted 10-17-2014 01:37 AM

Looks great.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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#13 posted 10-17-2014 05:38 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#14 posted 10-17-2014 08:21 AM

This turned out pretty darn good if you asked me. I do agree with you that dye or stain would be better to show the wood grain. Don’t be too critical of your work here. A first of something gives you the opportunity to iron out any small problems. I feel your pain with the bandsaw. I was very happy when I replaced my reliable but lightweight 12” Delta. You might consider buying a good quality used machine on CL or Ebay instead of new to save money.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 10-17-2014 01:09 PM

Very cool! I really like your adventurous work. Now I’m thinking you need to make one with fall colors. I’ll let you get on with it. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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