what i've been doing #1: New band saw

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Blog entry by Dave posted 09-12-2010 03:57 AM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well i read a review on a craftsman 10 inch band-saw and seeing it was my birthday my wife bought it for me. The first thing i did was attempt to square it up. I have failed miserably. I will start again after some research on tuning a band-saw.
I have made a cabriolet [hpoe i speeled that wright] leg out of a treated 4 by 4 so that generated me making a table to out of ceder. I will place it at the garden for when i am tired of hoeing and my wife and I will have coffee and enjoy our hard work.
I love to hand cut dovetails but i just could not resist in using the band saw to cut some box joints. I was very impressed. I hope to have a few projects completed and some pictures to follow.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 04:53 AM

I’ve come across a few free videos on tuning a bandsaw. has a few short videos on their site. Happy Birthday!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 05:03 AM

Be very careful breathing the dust from treated wood, it’s toxic to you as well as all the bugs.

I do alignments of equipment to thousandths of a degree and/or seconds of arc. It is an iterative process, and can get to be a PITA if you don’t have the patience or the time. You will get to a point of no returns, depending on your patience and needs. Good luck on the alignments.

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 07:31 PM

take a look at Stefangs (Mike) blog

check out woodwhisperes site he has a vidio of a how to deal with bandsaw alignment

and woodsmithshow have a one hoursession on bandsaws

good luck with your new toy :-)

take care

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 01:28 AM

thx for the tips guys. I thought they took the arsenic out of the treated lumber. I guess they are using something else dangerous.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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