First band saw box

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 522 days ago 758 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not quite a easy as it looks, but was fun. I want to make more. I just got my band saw today & have never used one, so I am still learning on what I can & cant do. I also included a picture of my new/used band saw. Spent $100.00 on it used. I changed the blade & been having trouble with it being too lose.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#1 posted 522 days ago

Very nice for a first bs box. These are a lot of fun to make, I do them now by the half dozen at a time, saves time not having to change the machine set up. My Craftsman blade tension gauge is just a bit off. I always have to do an extra 1/4 turn. You may want to start with an 1/8 turn. Also it seems that if you use the 3/16” blade, it definitely needs a bit more tension. Also you may want to check and clean the “tires”. I had to clean them after maybe every half dozen bs boxes.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#2 posted 522 days ago

My new bandsaw is sitting in the box… a 14 inch Craftsman. I have the stand assembled and a wheeled card for it to sit on for portability. Just waiting for some help to arrive to help lift it onto the stand.

I thought I would start with some bandsaw boxes… just for a little practice.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 522 days ago

great looking box.i want to try one soon.hope it turns out as nice as yours,they say there addictive so watch out.
hope you enjoy your new bs.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Todd Barrone

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#4 posted 521 days ago

Thanks every one for your support, yes they are addictive & going to make another one tomorrow! I have a small problem & I hope some one can shed light on it. I was really excited to get my band saw, but it wont cut any thing thicker the 2 7/8”. It’s a 10” band saw & I thought it would have at least a 4” throat. It make’s my box size really small in thickness & with. Any suggestions other the buying a bigger band saw? It took a lot to get this one. Thanks & happy building.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#5 posted 521 days ago

That looks great! Keep trying. Band saw boxes are really fun to make.Nicely done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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