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Homemade Bandsaw Finished

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Project by AlexHarris posted 976 days ago 10180 views 24 times favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ!

Just finished the my homemade bandsaw designed by Matthias Wandel and I wanted to show it off. It came out great painted black, tell me what you think.

I have also posted a video of some of the final stages. Enjoy!

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com





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littlecope

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#1 posted 976 days ago

Aces Young Man… Five Stars… Love IT!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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JRL

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#2 posted 976 days ago

Hey, congratulations! Takes courage to undertake something as technical and daunting as this.

If you had professional oversight—kudos. If not, let me be the first to suggest seeking out
a bandsaw expert (which I am not—don’t even own one—yet) for a review.

Again, looks great.

-- Jay in Changsha

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nobuckle

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#3 posted 976 days ago

Alex that is totally sweet. I applaud you. I look forward to seeing it used in future project builds. You are an inspiration to this old man.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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AlexHarris

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#4 posted 976 days ago

@JRL
Thats a good idea actually, it would be nice to get a proffesional opinion of the quality of the bandsaw, only problem, where do you get one? hmm…
Thanks for viewing, Alex.

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

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mdmccat

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#5 posted 976 days ago

Awesome Job! How long did it take you? I purchased the plans a few months ago, but have yet to start. I have two other projects that need attention prior to me taking on this task. I’m envious of your accomplishment!

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AlexHarris

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#6 posted 976 days ago

@mdmccat
I would say at least two months in total. I did stop after building the frame and starting the wheels and started again on the project recently.
Thanks, Alex.

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

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Houtje

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#7 posted 976 days ago

very nice job!!!

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 976 days ago

That is an awesome bandsaw!! And it’s so refreshing to hear complete sentences, and such good grammar from someone your age!! But of course, you are English!! Brilliant!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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oldoak

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#9 posted 976 days ago

Cool tool

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#10 posted 976 days ago

Wow…. I’m impressed!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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MShort

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#11 posted 976 days ago

GREAT Job Alex.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Woodbutchery

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#12 posted 976 days ago

Nicely done, Alex.

I may have missed it from one of the previous videos, but what wood did you use to build the frame?

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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crank49

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#13 posted 976 days ago

That’s great Alex.

What’s next, a drum sander?, CNC router?

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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Charles Maxwell

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#14 posted 976 days ago

Alex:
I’m am thoroughly impressed with your band saw project. I expect to see great things from you in the near future! Keep chargin
Maxwell

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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clieb91

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#15 posted 976 days ago

Alex, It looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing in use for future projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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