|Project by Mark Shymanski||posted 02-11-2012 05:15 AM||3570 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
We’ve probably all seen that guy zip off a reindeer on a band saw…well I finally have a band saw and I bought a1/4 inch blade just so I could try it too. In a post on here someone gave the link to Woodgears.ca so I followed the link and lo and behold there was a pattern and a method for cutting out a reindeer (in a band saw sense not a herding sense:-). Work has been pretty intense this last while so even though it was a bit chilly in the shop I really needed some shop/sanity time, it was too cold to fiddle putting my newly sharpened jointer blades in so I thought I’d give the ‘deer a whirl. I used a piece of cedar fence post that has been hanging around the shop. It went pretty smoothly even though I didn’t have the procedure to follow, just the picture. The fellow from the web site used glue and nails and stuff and probably gets….definitely gets better results but I had some fun and learned a bit about my band saw. I even stopped part way through and set up my bearings better on my saw. The last picture is of the shop thermometer….after having the heat on for several hours. I think it’s pushing -30s out there which is a real change from the record high temperatures we’ve been getting for most of the winter. Thanks for looking and check out the fellow’s web site, its pretty cool.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2