|Project by Sacadelic||posted 09-10-2009 07:46 AM||4746 views||5 times favorited||28 comments|
Well, I finally got tired of looking in the corner and seeing my Grizzly G0555 bandsaw just sitting on the floor. It was time to make the base for it. As some of you might know, I am in a wheelchair. The original base that comes with this saw put the table somewhere around my forehead. My father-in-law has the same saw and I tried to use it once, needless to say it didn’t work. So I went to work.
This base is built out of squared 2×4’s. I took them down to 3 1/4”x 1 1/4”. I took some of the design from the original base. I kept the top the same height and took the angle from the sides as well. I did not angle the ends. This was my first project working with angles and I didn’t want to make it too complicated. It was a lot of fun though. I used half lap joints piece it together. That was another first. The fist side that I did was OK, but the second side was better. I learned a few things the first time that helped out.
In the end it all worked out. I sanded it down and put my typical finish of Tung oil on it. Just a little something to give it some color. Let me know what you think.