Bandsaw DIY Table

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Project by tyka posted 05-11-2011 01:24 AM 8356 views 39 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this in case other LJ’s have a small bandsaw similar to my Delta 10”. I’ve had this saw for a very long time and wasn’t using it much. A bandsaw without a fence and with a very small table isn’t easy to use. I made this 18” x 20” top with 3/4” MDF, laminated the top only and edged it with stained white pine resawed on my new table and sanded on my new combo drum sander. The fence is red oak. The table is held in place with two 1/4” bolts clamping it to the existing table (ran out of knobs). It’s finished with three coats of wipe-on varnish. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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Ben Miller

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 01:33 AM

Looks great! I’ve got a small 9” band saw that I rarely use because the table and fence sucks. Added to favorites, thanks for the idea!

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 04:03 AM

I REALLY like this. My 11” wiil get a version of this when the shop is up and running again. Thanks for sharing.


-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 04:36 AM

Looks like you have a whole new saw. : ^ ) Great project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-11-2011 05:53 AM

great job making something usefull and better and working with what you got
i like it !


-- Kiefer

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-11-2011 06:09 AM

Very nice table and fence! You’ll get a lot of use out of it.Thanks for sharing…....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-11-2011 09:23 AM

Nice table enjoy it and thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 05-11-2011 10:14 AM

Nice work, I like it! So when you change your blade it comes from back then correct? Nice up greade no doubt! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-11-2011 11:07 PM

What an improvement, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Walt M.

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 02:05 PM

Thank’s for posting this Paul.
I have the same saw and have tried all kinds of solutions for the lack of a good fence.
I like the saw cuz it was only $ 99. and fit on a work bench. So thank’s for solving the same problem I had also.

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 05:24 PM

Thank you everyone for the possitive comments. You won’t regret taking the time to make this table. It’s like night and day. I’ve been using it for a week and I can’t believe I didn’t think of doing this sooner.

Ken: The table comes off in seconds by releasing the pressure on the side knobs (bolts for now) lifting it to clear the original table and pulling it towards you. I don’t use the insert that came with the saw, the table creates a perfect tight clearance insert. To re-install I slide the table between the table slot and stop short 1/4” before it toutches the blade teeths to allow sufficient space for sawdust to go by. The table must be removed to change the blade as usual.

I have to admit I was very bad at tablesaw tuning. Broke blades because they were too tight and didn’t get to whole concept of fine tunning. Here’s a link to a very well done FWW video to help others in the same situation. It makes fine tunning a breeze. Hope you can open it.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 07:22 PM


Thanks for posting the link to the FWW video. I have a cheap 9” BS that I need to tune up and it was a great refresher on the subject! I also need to make a table and fence for it and then I’ll be ready to rip.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 05-15-2011 09:17 PM

very nice
i love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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