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Posted on LumberJocks' Share: Tips on BANDSAW BOXES

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 07:37 PM

I just made my first band sawn box for one of my grandaughters for Christmas. One part of it called for a very tight radius. I searched in vain for a 1/16” blade for my 14” bandsaw (105”). Wound up grinding down the back of a 1/8” blade while it was running. Then I buried the blade into some sacrificial lignum vitae blocks. I was able to cut the box out okay but the other day when I was changing over to a re-saw blade I discovered the other blade had melted a groove into my bandsaw tires! Maybe it got too hot when I was grinding it? Anyway, what the heck do you guys use for these boxes? A regular 1/8” blade and Carter guides? Does anyone make a 1/16” blade anymore for a 14” bandsaw or do you have them custom made????

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