|Project by JackC||posted 08-04-2012 03:33 AM||8701 views||16 times favorited||39 comments|
My first post!
Back in September 2011, I bought plans for a 16” bandsaw from Matthias Wandel of woodgears.ca. It took me a little over 9 months to complete this bandsaw, but it was well worth the wait. The frame of this saw is laminated spruce, which, while being very cost effective and lightweight, is still plenty strong for a bandsaw. I have a really big 1 hp 3450 rpm pool pump motor powering the saw, which is more than powerful enough for resawing through 10” of hard maple. The saw also uses a passive dust collection system so I don’t need to worry about hooking up my dust collector. The top of the stand is open, which allows the sawdust that gets pulled into the bottom enclosure to fall into the top drawer of the stand, where I can use the dust for cleaning glue squeeze-out etc. This saw was originally designed to have a 16” throat depth, but I made modifications to the original plans (hinged enclosure) which caused about 3/4” of depth to be lost.
38cm / 15” throat depth
105” blade length
Resaw capacity: 27 cm / 10.6”
Table tilts to 45 degrees with a positive stop at zero
1 hp 3450 rpm motor w/ 2900 fpm blade speed.
More on this saw (Not my site): http://woodgears.ca/bandsaw/homemade.html
Overall I’m really happy with this saw and it should serve me well for years to come.
Thanks for looking,
-- Jack; Tigard, Oregon. 16 y/o.