|Project by ShakerBoxMaker||posted 02-27-2009 04:10 AM||6159 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve owned this Bandsaw since new in 1982 (when I was still in college) and it has served me well, but to really make Shaker Oval Boxes I needed to be able to resaw band stock easily and consistently. So I began my upgrade journey. I added a riser block, new tires, new tension spring, a tension crank extension, dust collection port, work light, switch/outlet box, a Kreg fence and a 2 HP motor upgrade with a linked belt. But it still needed something so I added the table which is 23 ½” square by 1 ¼” thick MDF. The table has a ¾” guild bar on the underside to register it with the factory top and a stop block that easily bolts to the factory fence mounting holes. With this set up, I do need to slide the top off to change the blade, but it comes off quickly.
Before someone points out that if I’d sold the saw as it was and put with what I spent on the upgrades I could have purchased something new with similar capabilities, they’re missing the point of the challenge!
-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN