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Project by bushmaster posted 01-09-2014 10:50 PM 1398 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought maybe I shouldn’t post this project after viewing another persons fantastic version of this common project but as I have learned from one person on here how to tension the blade I may have some ideas to pass along. The first ones I made I thought the frame space was determined by how thick the bread slice should be. Some how ladies seem to get slices all different. I was only trying to help. Luckily friends liked the knife so I kept giving mine away to make a better one. A month or so later I would replace it. Wider space better idea and now curved for tensioning.. I have tried to make the handle line up with the blade, cutting a bandsaw slot for the blade and then screw is supported on both sides with wood. Shaping and placing the blade to the lower side of the wood handle. You need to position it for right or left hand persons. I made a left hand one for my self by accident. A friend wanted one, hint. I told him this is a left hand one. he said I am left handed, so I was out of one from last september till december . time for gifts. Thanks again for all the ideas I have learned from everyone. Glad to pass on my experience. Blades are available fro R & D bandsaws for 2.95 C. Thanks for comments

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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SteveW

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 11:12 PM

Very nice, and I like the slot in the handle.

Thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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beefererer

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 12:21 AM

I checked R & D bandsaws’ website and I don’t see any bread knife blades per se. I was just wondering what particular blade you are referring to?

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 01:42 AM

R and D bandsaw bread knife. To find it you have to go to the menu on the side Bandsaw parts and accessories then you will find it in the “B’s”. Seemed like a resonable price from what I gathered other were paying.
Their silicone blades on sale are fantastic. Put one one a marginal small bandsaw and it becomes usable.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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jfk4032

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 02:16 PM

Hope I inspired you with some good ideas. I ordered another larger batch two days ago together with another LJ friend of mine. Have a few new ideas for some upcoming gifts. I may play around with the slot for the blade idea you demonstrated as well. Happy slicing!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 02:32 PM

Brian, thanks for showing this project. and the blade source. Yours are really nice.
Can you talk a bit more about tensioning the blade. And how the blade is secured in the handle. I’m sure the smart guys have already figured this out, but I’m not smart.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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beefererer

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 02:38 PM

Thank you Bushmaster! I placed my order and was pleased to noticed that shipping was included in the price quoted to me!

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 03:16 PM

Tensioning the blade. I am not the expert of this, I got the info from a fellow lumberjock. He had a picture as well but simply he used a pipe clamp end to end. The curved bow of the knife will bow under tension. The blade is first fastened at the handle, when tensioned, drill a pilot hole and secure with a screw the other end. Release pipe clamp. It’s now singing tight!!
A screw is also used at the handle end. Mine shows it slanted where I put the handle screw, better if that wasn’t as much or just flat where the screw is. As they say I screwed up abit on this project but it still works. Better luck next time. wonder who will want this knife.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 01-10-2014 03:22 PM

A further note on the blades from R and D bandsaw. They are not all the same length. I picked on up one and made handle accordingly, then found out other blades where abit shorter. I salvaged the handles by tensioning as much as possible. My blades where really singing. you will notice the end screw is barely on the frame. Not the best idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 01-10-2014 03:49 PM

Very nice and practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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beefererer

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 04:07 PM

OK, now I just got an email saying that the total would be another $19.19 added to my $26.55 order. They don’t tell you the shipping charge for your order until well after you place it. Order canceled.

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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