Shop-made Band Saw Table & Rip Fence (or save more than $100)

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Project by Bricofleur posted 06-25-2013 09:14 PM 10012 views 53 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I acquired this band saw in 1975 and believe it or not it didn’t feature a rip fence neither a groove for a miter gauge. I finally made my own and I’m here to share the upgrade.

I hope it could inspire one who purchased the same model, decades ago ! (or another naked model)

Look for all details and more photos on this page of my blog.



PS: I added photo indexes on my blog (top banners) to ease researches.

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 09:21 PM

Thats a nice one. and so easy to set-up the fence for the blade rift

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 09:25 PM

Thanks steliart. I forgot to mention about the blade drift.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 09:25 PM

Thank you, Serge. I recently bought (and tore apart) a used 10” Delta. The table dips down at the slice on one side. Without looking at your site (yet) I know I’ll be using some of your ideas. Favorited!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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David Dean

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 10:53 PM

nice work

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 12:06 AM

Nice job. It looks almost exactly like the one I paid way too much money for from Rockler a few years back and I’m sure it cost a lot less!

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 12:07 AM

Great table, and wow is that saw in great shape!

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Lynn Bradford.

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#7 posted 06-26-2013 12:34 AM

Good job!!

-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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#8 posted 06-26-2013 01:23 AM

Awesome table! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 02:40 AM

nice upgrade…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 06-26-2013 04:26 AM

I made one of these and I couldn’t be happier. I mainly made it for the fence, so I sometimes take it off for specific cuts. The only thing that I don’t like is the loss of cutting depth. I can barely get a 2×4 through my saw without it, and the table stops it by an 1/8” inch. A little frustrating, but still worth it. Yours looks nicer than mine, and seems like it will function for you very well!

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#11 posted 06-26-2013 11:54 AM

Primo!!! Love the laminate on the fence. Great table!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 06-26-2013 12:11 PM

A very nice, and versatile top & fence setup.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 06-26-2013 01:50 PM

Another great addition to the shop. You always make such clean lookng projects! Great job hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 06-26-2013 07:05 PM

Thank you for sharing. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#15 posted 06-27-2013 02:47 AM

A really great table. Now you’ve got me thinking about making yet another shop table.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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