Homemade Bandsaw Finished

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Project by AlexHarris posted 08-22-2011 at 06:32 PM 10931 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 -

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 at 06:56 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 at 06:57 PM

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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#3 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:02 PM

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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#4 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:03 PM

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 -

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:07 PM

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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#6 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:12 PM

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 -

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:13 PM

very nice job!!!

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#8 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:40 PM

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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#9 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:52 PM

Cool tool

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#10 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:53 PM

Wow…. I’m impressed!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 08-22-2011 at 07:55 PM

GREAT Job Alex.

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

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#12 posted 08-22-2011 at 08:06 PM

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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#13 posted 08-22-2011 at 08:07 PM

That’s great Alex.

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

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#14 posted 08-22-2011 at 08:13 PM

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

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#15 posted 08-22-2011 at 08:21 PM

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


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

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