|Project by EEngineer||posted 08-03-2011 01:36 PM||6183 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
I recently restored a 1952 10” bandsaw. It was pretty sad with a lot of rust, missing blade guards and just in need of lots of TLC.
When I was finished restoring, it ran very well but I was still left with the issue of missing blade guards. I decided to build new guards from wood.
Construction was simple: shallow open boxes with mitered corners rabbeted to hold 1/4” plywood for the face. The original standoffs that held the sheet metal guards were used to mount the new guards. All the wood was free – the sides were reclaimed from skids and the plywood came from shipping crates. A scrap of cherry from an earlier project went to the vertical guard between the bandsaw wheels. Everything was finished with a couple of coats of spar polyurethane for durability in the shop.
I still don’t know what kind of wood it was that I reclaimed from the skid but it looks very nice finished. There is a closeup in the last project photo so if anyone can ID it for me…?
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