|Project by firecaster||posted 05-26-2009 11:17 PM||9106 views||18 times favorited||9 comments|
I saw something similar to this online somewhere. I don’t think it was LJs, must have been one of the lesser sites. I didn’t have plans just memory. I also custom fit it to my old Sears bandsaw. I guess when I can afford to upgrade this will go with the saw.
The pivot pin can be moved from 1” to 30” from the blade. The pin rides in a piece of maple that I split partway and drilled for countersunk bolts for a friction fit. I forgot to buy knobs as you can see on the underside view.
The table is attached to square keyways molded into the bandsaw table. I use square head bolts and wingnuts for attachment. To hold the jig tight to the table I put a short piece of MDF under it and used a tee nut and eyebolt to pull it down. Tightening the eyebolt through the tee nut pushes on the bottom side of the bandsaw table.
I built it with 3/4” MDF and sealed it with several coats of shellac. The white dots are where I used water putty to cover the screw holes.
The dog stays in the way. He is a Treeing Feist named Shooter. The hardheadedest dog I’ve ever seen. The neighbors laugh at him saying he’s shaped like a pig but he’s solid muscle. He’ll chase anything from a butterfly to a coyote. If he hears me in the basement he’ll bark until I open the door.
-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.