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Craftsman 14" Bandsaw Modifications

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Project by JayZiggaZeus posted 07-09-2018 05:23 PM 937 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time on here, figure I start posting some stuff.

Detailed write up on my blog http://xylotekniche.com/2018/07/09/craftsman-14-bandsaw-modifications/.

Basically added a flexible 12V LED lamp (which I found in a trash heap), and a mobile base to the bandsaw. More modifications to come in the future, but at the moment, these were critical modifications to get me started on some other projects.

And yes, that 12V light switch does say “Zombie Lights”...b/c why not?





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#1 posted 07-09-2018 05:38 PM

The project page says:

“Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood.
If it doesn’t fit the above description (like tool gloats & upgrades, wood gloats, projects in progress etc.),
either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. Otherwise it will be removed.”

You still have time to delete this and post it on your blog or in a forum.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 05:55 PM

Rich, how does this not fit the description of a tool upgrade?

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 06:29 PM

You’re misreading it. It is saying only finished projects made of wood. The second sentence is clarifying things that don’t fit that description. Things like tool upgrades don’t fit it. Get it?

Welcome to LJ. You’re off to a good start.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 07-10-2018 01:49 AM

Pretty slick idea. I am still working out the kinks on one for mine. Going to look something like this that I made for the scroll saw. Works off 12 volts but then I have 12 volt power in my shop so this is not a problem. A wall wart is not recommended, they overheat after prolonged use.

If you are looking for other Band Saw upgrades check here:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/296186

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#5 posted 07-10-2018 03:40 PM



Pretty slick idea. I am still working out the kinks on one for mine. Going to look something like this that I made for the scroll saw. Works off 12 volts but then I have 12 volt power in my shop so this is not a problem. A wall wart is not recommended, they overheat after prolonged use.

- woodbutcherbynight

Well, honestly, it depends on the wall wart current output capacity. If the wall-wart is sized to have JUST enough power to power your LED light, then you’re pushing the capacity of the wall-wart. If the wall-wart is oversized in its current capacity, then it’ll stay relatively cool as you’re not pushing its limits. Of course, if you’re a lucky guy with a 12V supply in your workshop…well…then damn. :P

Also, dig your tire brushes. Wanted to add those, but was getting lazy. Sent you a DM about them though.

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