Wooden Bandsaw

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Project by GregP posted 07-28-2010 11:50 PM 4613 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since posting pictures of my shop I’ve had several people inquire about my wooden bandsaw, personally I can’t take credit for it as I rent my fathers shop for my work and this little gem is his doing, but I thought it would be nice to show since people keep asking about it.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 11:51 PM

Holy smokes! That is one ton of work to make. Well done!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 12:08 AM

thank´s for sharing this wonderfull tool


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#3 posted 07-29-2010 12:13 AM

Neat, what did you use for the wheels and tires?

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 01:29 AM

Cool. Are you happy with its performance?

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 01:30 AM


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 01:59 AM

If all you have is wheels and a motor … Necessity is the mother of invention!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 02:12 AM

Hey Greg,
Really cool job.

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 02:57 AM

Very cool looking saw.

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 03:47 AM

Me likes!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 06:58 AM

Funny, I was just thinking the other day about whether a bandsaw could be built out of wood. I guess this answers my question. Thanks for showing.


-- Alberta, Canada

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 07:14 AM

That is an interesting project ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 07:23 AM

Very cool super band saw.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 08:46 AM

Thanks so much for posting this saw.
For those LJ’s interested in wood band saws here is a link to a very nice feature on a wood band saw.
It is built by a woodworking, engineering, genius named Matthias Wandel.
Here is his wood band saw.
If you haven’t checked out his amazing web site ( give it a peek the band saw is only one of his amazing shop made contraptions.
I like to visit this guys site often, I never know what he’ll fabricate next.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#14 posted 07-29-2010 12:59 PM

That is simply amazing. Thanks for the link also…pretty cool to watch how effortlessly he cut a log into lumber on a homemade bandsaw.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 07-31-2010 06:55 PM

Whoa I would never have thunk it… VEry cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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