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Project by YouthfullMind posted 03-14-2018 11:44 AM 1578 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building this bandsaw about a year ago and I finally finished it. I took several breaks on this project, but it was still a pretty big undertaking.

It is a 20” saw with a 2hp motor. With an 1 1/4” blade it cuts through big logs like butter and makes tight turns with a 1/4” blade. I pretty much followed the plans, but added on dust collection. The dust collection was copied from another saw (Jet?) I noticed at a store.

If you’d like to see some more pictures of the build and more detailed photos of the dust collection add-on, you can check out my blog http://www.youthfullmind.com/building-a-bandsaw/.

Thanks for checking out my saw.

ps. I’m not sure why all of my pics were flipped. They are normal on my computer, but change when uploaded. Sorry.





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stefang

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 12:44 PM

Looks like you did a great job on your shopmade bandsaw. A year in the making seems like a long time, but worth the effort for the many years you will probably be using it.

If you took your photos with an Iphone in a vertical position the photos appear on LJ like yours even if they are correct in your photo gallery. However, for some reason when I download your photo to my gallery and flip it, it comes out ok when I repost it. Go figure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 02:28 PM

That is one nice looking piece of equipment. A masterpiece that you will enjoy for many years. As stefang said a year is not that long for such an undertaking. Quality takes time, most of my bench builds take 4-5 months and that is only simple drawers and casework. This required alot more more and effort. A Crown Jewel for your shop!

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

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wcp

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#3 posted 03-14-2018 02:44 PM

Nice job on the band saw build. Sounds like you have created a great addition to your shop. I’ve bought the plans for that saw but have not started the build yet.

wcp

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 03:04 PM

i really like this saw shows a lot of patience and experience …..GREAT TOOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 08:46 PM

This is a wonderful shop made machine. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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YouthfullMind

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#6 posted 03-15-2018 01:06 AM

Thanks for all of the kind words! I can’t wait to use it on some new projects.

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 03-15-2018 01:24 AM

Great job on the bandsaw, love homemade machines

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jacksdad

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#8 posted 03-15-2018 01:54 AM

Looks great, as long as it tracks we’ll you did alright

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Sylvain

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#9 posted 03-15-2018 03:08 PM

About the pictures:
In windows10,
- open the picture with “edit with photos” (probably work also with another software);
- even if it looks vertical, rotate it 1/4 turn;
- rotate it back to vertical;
- save.

Now it will come ok in LJ.

You didn’t say it but I suppose you were referring to Matthias Wandel plans.

Very nice execution.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Mark

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#10 posted 03-15-2018 03:28 PM

Wow! That’s very cool. You’ve done a job to be proud of. Well done.

-- Mark

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majuvla

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#11 posted 03-15-2018 06:54 PM

Incredibly demanding and good looking project. Beuatiful colours. I bet it works smootly too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TangoFox

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#12 posted 03-16-2018 02:36 AM

That’s fantastic. Almost makes me want to tackle that project!

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codymus

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#13 posted 03-16-2018 02:55 PM

Wow!! Great job. Definitely gives me inspiration to try stuff like this for my shop :-)

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