bandsaw #1: slow progress

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Blog entry by spamfilterman posted 07-12-2012 03:27 AM 1277 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m slowly making a bandsaw. Between a new job and a baby I’m not making very quick progress though.
I hopefully will be done in a year.
So far I have the frame roughly built, both wheel mounts are roughed-out, the wheels are rough cut, and the wheels have one bearing flange glued on.
For the frame I used a combination of cheap pine from Lowe’s sandwiched with some oddly colored maple.. I assume it’s spalted. It was all the wood shop had at the time. I didn’t want to use just pine, so I sandwiched it with the maple to save a little money.
Next steps are glue on the other bearing flanges, making sure there’s no wobble in the wheels. I anticipate that step taking some time.

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 04:23 AM

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Thats what my boss always says.
Just keep going at it little by little and before you know it, it will be done. I really don’t think it will take you a year. Maybe 11 months lol
Progress looks good so far.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 11:04 AM

Your saw does look good at this point. If I built one, I’d put it in my living room to show it off!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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