|Project by poroskywood||posted 09-05-2009 05:03 AM||4342 views||17 times favorited||24 comments|
Hey Buddy’s, Like most of us I’ve been a busy dude. I have had a good three week run out in the Shop after work and the weekends. Last weekend drove down to Grizzly and came back with a GO514X2. After getting it dialed in (most of Sunday) what do you think was the first thing I did? Hmmm… I wonder? Thats right! I made some cutting boards of coarse! Nothing says trial run like a cutting board.
Anyway, The saw is AWESOME! I also re-sawed some curly as I plan on selling book-matched curly in my store (new category coming soon;). I easily can see the band saw is going to open many new doors for me. Next will be a circle cutting jig and a curve cutting jig, (are they the same jig?) then yes probably the double curve. I’ll have to grow and learn with each new jig but with friends like you I feel totally confident! I can see the band saw advantage right away on these boards; beside cutting the curves, I ripped all the thin strips with ease and was amazed at the efficiency and saving of saw kerf. Ripping the strips for the Woven boards was tedious and wasteful on the Table Saw, This was down right fun! I have a little stock pile of 1/8” strips now just because I couldn’t stop.
Well, the sky is the limit! I must say however with out the inspiration of this site and the fact that you guys have my back I might not have bought this saw. In fact, I know I wouldn’t have. I’d be making flat grain, striped, cutting boards and playing guitar in my free time, my wife would be sick of looking at me and contemplating a part time job. So….. THANKS!
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott