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1583 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor zero clearance insert mahogany bandsaw band saw zci


Fess up.

Who’s got a Mahogany Zero Clearance Insert on their band saw???

Ante up??

I’m in.

Yankees never throw anything away….” :-)

Those with a truly keen eye will notice the tiny blood stain, just to the left of the blade.

This is how I’m signing my work … for now ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 1583 days ago

I’ve never seen mahogany bleed.

I sure hope it’s not yours.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 1583 days ago

Looks like a perfectly cut circle. Hopefully the blood was from a splinter…

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#3 posted 1583 days ago

Ya, know, mtkate .... I almost never know why I’m bleeding. I just seem to … suffer for my art :-)

The Grizzly uses an oddball size for its inserts. I started with a 3” hole saw, and then … got creative.

The pilot hole, for my hole saw, is roughly the same diameter as the non-business end of a Bic pen.

I stuck the end of the Bic into the hold in the Mahogany disc, and then moved the disc gingerly toward the spindle on my oscillating spindle sander.

Once it made light contact, I held the Bic firmly against the sander’s table, and—using a (non-bleeding) finger, slowly spun the disc around the Bic pivot point—taking off just a touch, a few times, until it was a snug press-fit on the band saw.

Then … the free-form drilling of the ZCI ensued … although … if what you’re cutting covers the entire ZCI … I’m not sure you’re really getting any dust collection through the insert…..

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 1583 days ago


How thick?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1583 days ago


Good question.

The stock I cut mine from is 0.130” thick.
The bulk of the OEM insert measures 0.160” thick.

If I tapped the shop-made ZCI all the way down, it wouldn’t be flush, but … it’s a tight enough fit that it sits nicely right at sea level.

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1583 days ago

It looks nice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1583 days ago

detroit , huh ?

with a tag like ’ beaner ’ ,

i figured you for a lowrider from east L. A. !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 1583 days ago

..........hey, you communicating from the Matrix…......Oh well….....some day I will replace my toy bandsaw….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 733 days ago

Ahhh, the requisite blood sacrifice.The ZCI should serve you well now that it has it’s price. ;)

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#10 posted 733 days ago

Incidentally I have a mahogany ZC insert for my table saw. It was handy.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#11 posted 733 days ago

Well dang.
I thought Neil was back. . . till I noticed this thread is 850 days old.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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