Woodgears Bandsaw

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Project by Dutchy posted 10-28-2012 06:17 PM 10352 views 17 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,

As many others I made a Woodgear band saw. To give it a more European look I changed the model a little. It was fun to built. I also like the way Mathias Wandel has made his internet woodgears page.
The band saw is made from beech, spruce, pine, hard maple, intsia and meranti.
WW on the machine means; wieder (german for again) wandel and 400 is the wheel diameter in mm. (16 Inch) The chest of drawers is an old IKEA one from my daugther.

Thanks for reading.



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#1 posted 10-28-2012 06:36 PM

That is a FINE looking rendition of the Woodgears bandsaw.
I have purchased the plans for the 16” version and absolutely will get it done some say.
Ran into an unemployment diversion, but I’ll be back.

Your color scheme is perfect.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 06:50 PM

That’s one of the most professional looking homemade bandsaw i’ve seen.

-- Joel

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 09:26 PM

Well done saw. Love the LED lights

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 10:50 PM

Great build, Nifty,

Mein deutch ist verse dan yer yinglicsh LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 11:43 PM

Awesome job.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 12:11 AM

Hats off to you man. Nice work

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 01:32 AM

You did an incredible job on this build! I admire anyone who can do this kind of work.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 11:59 AM

Mijn Nederlands is niet slecht! Jouw Band Saw ook niet, mooij gedaan. Als ik genoeg ruimte heb, ga ik ook eentje bouwen.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 02:53 PM

Fantastic bandsaw build. It looks really professional, and probably works great. What did you use for the fence? It looks like some kind of miter gauge adapted for fence use.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 03:04 PM

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 03:42 PM

Sheesh pants…SOO JEALOUS! Been looking at his plans for a while now, bought a grizz though, so it’ll probably be a while before I try this! That looks fantastic!

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 03:52 PM

Amazing build great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 04:07 PM

Very nice! I like your tagline about English/Dutch, too… It reminded me of the joke:

What do you call a person who speaks many languages? Multi-lingual.
What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bi-lingual.
What do you call a person who speaks one language? American.

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Jim Rowe

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 04:31 PM

You did a great job on this. It looks really professional and I suspect that it performs superbly. I like the LED light. It provides illumination just where it’s needed.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 04:56 PM

Wonderful job on this … I just installed a simular LED light on my bandsaw, I like the light it gives.
I like the drawers, never enough space to store all the accessories. Great build.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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