20" Bandsaw

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Project by YouthfullMind posted 03-14-2018 11:44 AM 958 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

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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#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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#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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#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.


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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 :<))


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

This is a wonderful shop made machine. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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

Great job on the bandsaw, love homemade machines

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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

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

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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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