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1st Bandsaw Box and 1st published project

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Project by macdo posted 07-17-2015 04:10 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, I’ve been around lumberjocks for a while, admiring and learning a lot from all of you.
Even though I have hubbie-to-do’s list that only grows, I’ve never take the time to share a project…
A few weeks ago I got and old cast iron 14’’ bandsaw (no brand), but solid and very heavy…after installing the motor (1725 RPM, 2 HP), changing blades (it came with a 3/4’’ rusty one) and some tuning I was able to start using it.
Last night I found this piece of cherry in my firewood pile and decided to give a try on making a box. I might remove the bark and give it a barnish…
Despite I use an 1/8’’ blade the kerf seems to be too wide as you can see in the gap between the box and the drawer…
Well, no more talking…what do you think guys?

Best Regards

PS: I ordered urethane tires (the ones in the saw are all dried and with cracks) and a powertwist belt.





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Whenu

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 09:23 PM

Nice work.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 09:35 PM

Very nice first band saw box. As for the gap at the top of the drawer, I fix it a couple different ways. Sometimes I will use very thin shims attached either to the bottom of the drawer or at the bottom of the drawer hole, or spray on felt inside the opening might help.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 11:27 PM

Good for a first and as you may have found that Cherry splits easy


Very nice first band saw box. As for the gap at the top of the drawer, I fix it a couple different ways. Sometimes I will use very thin shims attached either to the bottom of the drawer or at the bottom of the drawer hole, or spray on felt inside the opening might help.

- Hawaiilad

I do the same with mine by adding two runners to the bottom of the draw

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 01:49 AM

Your bandsaw box turned out nicely especially since this was your first attempt and you used an unfamiliar band saw.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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macdo

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 05:01 PM



Good for a first and as you may have found that Cherry splits easy

Very nice first band saw box. As for the gap at the top of the drawer, I fix it a couple different ways. Sometimes I will use very thin shims attached either to the bottom of the drawer or at the bottom of the drawer hole, or spray on felt inside the opening might help.

- Hawaiilad

I do the same with mine by adding two runners to the bottom of the draw

- diggerdelaney

Thanks Guys for the comments and suggestions, it makes clear that is not my blade thickness.

Best regards

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