LumberJocks

12 inch bandsaw

  • Advertise with us
Project by dougsshop posted 02-24-2016 08:40 PM 3366 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this from downloaded plans. I did a search on “vintage bandsaws” and chose images. I found that the plans were complete and had no missing req’d data. The plans didn’t have a mechanisim to tilt the upper wheel, so I came up with a simple method for that function. The plans are possibly from a 1940 popular mechanics type magazine. Had to scrounge a motor from a dryer, but it works well. Added the saw dust deflector in place of the lower blade guide. This saw is absolutely amazing and I am using almost daily. This is the first substantial piece of shop equipment I have made.





26 comments so far

View geekwoodworker's profile

geekwoodworker

352 posts in 922 days


#1 posted 02-24-2016 09:15 PM

Great job. Nothing more satisfying than using your own built machines.

I like the small size.

View Mark's profile

Mark

820 posts in 1437 days


#2 posted 02-24-2016 11:54 PM

Thats pretty cool Doug. Good on ya. Might want to put a guard on the belt. JMTCW.

-- Mark

View becikeja's profile

becikeja

645 posts in 2275 days


#3 posted 02-25-2016 01:02 AM

Whoa. That’s pretty cool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

2424 posts in 1871 days


#4 posted 02-25-2016 02:38 AM

Sweet…

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7910 posts in 1842 days


#5 posted 02-25-2016 07:23 AM

I’ve seen those plans and wondered how they would work. I’m glad to see someone built them. Well done.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

770 posts in 2894 days


#6 posted 02-25-2016 04:32 PM

Successful ambition. Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View Sergio's profile

Sergio

464 posts in 2155 days


#7 posted 02-25-2016 04:49 PM

great job. Enjoy it

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

View TheGreatJon's profile

TheGreatJon

295 posts in 696 days


#8 posted 02-25-2016 05:16 PM

Way cool. I love the classic deep-C design. Did the plans specify the motor speed and pulley sizes, or were you working toward a specific blade speed?

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7910 posts in 1842 days


#9 posted 02-25-2016 05:39 PM

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9120 posts in 2330 days


#10 posted 02-26-2016 05:14 AM

Very impresive engineering work, also good looking. I think bandsaw is very difficult to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Frustrator's profile

Frustrator

61 posts in 512 days


#11 posted 02-26-2016 08:23 AM

Is it possible to get more pics of the tilting/rising mechanism for the upper wheel?

View dougsshop's profile

dougsshop

49 posts in 290 days


#12 posted 02-26-2016 02:57 PM

The link for the plan is above. That will show what is not there. I can post pics of what I added. It wasn’t much.

View dougsshop's profile

dougsshop

49 posts in 290 days


#13 posted 02-26-2016 03:14 PM

The plans specified pulleys. I am running this machine just a few sfm slower than my 12 inch craftsman.

View SignWave's profile

SignWave

319 posts in 2497 days


#14 posted 02-28-2016 10:43 PM

That looks very good. I built one using the woodgears.ca plans and it works well.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

View dougsshop's profile

dougsshop

49 posts in 290 days


#15 posted 02-29-2016 02:14 AM

i chose this one as it is more in line with my skill level, plans were free, cost was very low. i like the woodgear saw and have watched the videos many times. did you post ur build?

showing 1 through 15 of 26 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com