|Project by Deaser||posted 02-09-2012 09:04 PM||2395 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
While I was waiting for my new Rikon 14” Deluxe Bandsaw to arrive, I made a tool to round the back of bandsaw blades. I’ve read about these in forums and catalogs as a means to improve surface finish of bandsaw cuts and allow the blade to run cooler. I remembered that I had a piece of silicon carbide in the bottom of one of my toolbox drawers that would be perfect for this. I used a scrap piece of Maple for the handle, created a shallow mortise for the stone, and used hot glue to hold it in place. The finish on the handle is boiled linseed oil. It’s a simple tool but the build was rewarding….it works well and the price was right!
-- Steve, Pennsylvania