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Blog series by spamfilterman updated 12-03-2016 10:41 PM 3 parts 5967 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: slow progress

07-12-2012 03:27 AM by spamfilterman | 2 comments »

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...

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Part 2: working on wheels

09-04-2012 02:10 AM by spamfilterman | 0 comments »

I’m still working on the wheels.Now they’re round and crowned. Also I’ve formed the drive pulley.I tore apart two old treadmills, and used one as a temporary motor to spin the wheel while shaping it. I have what will probably be the final motor on the bandsaw, but I used the treadmill motor for its variable speed. I kept it fairly slow since I have zero wood turning experience. It took awhile to get the wheels round, but I think they turned out alright.Next steps are to ...

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Part 3: blah

12-03-2016 10:41 PM by spamfilterman | 3 comments »

Been a long time since I updated this. I still haven’t given up on the bandsaw. The main things left are the trunnions, the table, and finishing the case. I used the bandsaw with a temporary table to resaw the walnut for the drawer fronts on the stand. I was having some slippage of the belt on the wooden pulley on the bottom wheel when making those cuts. I’ve remade that pulley with a better groove, so hopefully that’s better now. My estimated completion date has been ...

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