|Forum topic by jeffswildwood||posted 06-21-2015 11:18 PM||699 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-21-2015 11:18 PM
Several months back I got a band saw in the mail from my nephew. A small ryobi model. It arrived broken, base cracked and when inspected further, the bands had cracked and were falling off in pieces. I abandoned the idea of a rebuild.
Later I found a nice one on craigs list. Turns out he wanted too much and would not give an inch on the price. After further research, although like new, parts were no longer available for it. Gave up on that idea. A two hour each way drive didn’t sound good either.
I began saving what I could from projects sales and mowing grass for a band saw. I decided that I did not need a full size one with what I do so maybe a mid size.
This morning my Son woke up and said “happy fathers day Dad, I’m going to buy you a band saw today”. Wow! He let me choose so after review and comparison, we took advantage of the Sears fathers day sale and bought the craftsman 10 inch.
Can’t wait to get it going and open up a new level of wood working, but for now I feel I am the luckiest Dad going.
Just had to share.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".