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ohtimberwolf

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353 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jet bandsaw jwbs-14cs bandsaw 14 bandsaw

If you have built a base for the Jet JWBS-14CS Bandsaw (or know of a post of someone who has) I sure would like to see it. I have to build one to hold the saw and the motor. Hope to put it on a rolling base but any build ideas will help. larry

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...


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#1 posted 353 days ago

Simple angle iron and MDF. Wheels are attached using some all-thread, pads on the other side are made from old work boots :)

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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ohtimberwolf

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#2 posted 352 days ago

Did you put something in the lower area to hold the motor or did you bolt it right to the metal? Where did you get that kind of metal? The feet for the pads look good, did you make them? larry

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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#3 posted 350 days ago

The motor is attached with a couple more pieces of angle iron and an old hinge:

The other side ‘floats’, but is held in place with a captive bolt and spring, allowing tension to be adjusted:

Didn’t make the flared feet, but I’ve seen it done with just a torch, hammer and angle grinder. A quick search over at OWWM might give you some additional ideas.. there are pictures and descriptions of all sorts of bases from really minimal to full bore faux cast iron with extreme functionality.. it’s really up to your imagination and skill set as to how fancy the end result is. The base on my BS came with it, but was obviously a hand made deal. I simply cleaned it up and made a few modifications myself. But with a little imagination and some creativity, you could build something like this:

For a great example of how creative some people can be, follow this link!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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ohtimberwolf

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#4 posted 350 days ago

Wow,I never imagined anything like that was ever done. Those bases are a work of art. Thanks for all of this, it makes me want to get on to it. larry

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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#5 posted 350 days ago

I built a base for a Reliant 14in band saw, the base is all 3/4” ply…

Its east to find its my only Blog, and I screwed up because I didn’t realize it was to be broken up into different parts…

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Thanks to both Brad and BB for the great posts. It really helps to see all of these. larry

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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