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Forum topic by MarkN posted 04-18-2008 01:45 AM 1184 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarkN

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04-18-2008 01:45 AM

Hay all,
I need to build a table for for my band saw that has a ajustible fence for drift. i have a delta 9 in. saw and can’t seem to find a sutable table for it plaese help me with a little desighn thanks

-- Mark from Deer Park, Texas


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Paul D

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 04:04 PM

Mark, I can’t help you but I have a 9 in. saw as well and would like to make an auxilary table for it. My saw, Ryobi, only has about 3” of cut so I don’t really want a table that is too thick that would make that even less. Let me know if you find anything suitable for yours.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#2 posted 04-19-2008 04:39 AM

I’m not good with links but type in ‘small bandsaw table’ in the search box and you can see pics of another lumberjocks project after you select the link. Good luck.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#3 posted 04-23-2008 03:11 PM

Hi Mark,

Since the rise of ‘T’ bar slot, (To use as a means of sliding the fence across the table) I would think that designing a small bandsaw table is not too difficult a task. You will need a wide ‘footprint at the operator’s end of the fence, to stabilize it, with a means of adjusting the fence about its fulcrum. (Much as a windscreen wiper moves)

The table on my bandsaw is pretty poor. I managed to get a piece of 10mm aluminium (aluminum) sheet, from which I hope to make a new table. I just have to get a few new bits that can cope with metal. There is going to be some timber in the design somewhere.

Another useful material, that we call ‘Tufnol’ in the UK, is probably know to you as ‘Phenolic plastic’. Easy to machine with tungsten bits and a router set to the right speed. (Dusty as all Heck mind, but you will have a face mask I expect!)

I will try to keep you posted.
Regards
John

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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