|Forum topic by OldWrangler||posted 06-08-2014 06:57 PM||513 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-08-2014 06:57 PM
This idea for a topic came up this morning right in my own little shop.
I was making another band saw box. The outside of the case was interesting with a face of contrasting woods. The body was laminations of 3/4” BKP with divider strips of 1/4” Walnut. In sequence, I got the outline for the box half cut out when a nearly new 3/8” Olson Pro blade snapped. Well that has happened before so I changed to the one I would be needing to saw out the box with some tight radius cuts, 1/4” Olson Pro. Made my front and back cuts and sawed the box out and the Olson performed OK (still like the Timber Wolf blades better). Then the front and back came off the box and I put them up and drew out the shape of the box cavity. Returning back to the band saw I cut out the cavity and 1/2 way finished this new blade broke. I wasn’t forcing anything, it just broke. Now I have another blade to change out and it is embedded in the wood. And I am out about $40 for the 2 blades (my last Olsons) After a struggle with that and a new 1/4” Timber Wolf installed I went back to cutting and finished the cavity. When I went to see how it was gonna fit, I had cut the cavity upside down with the opening to the bottom. Well there is no way to turn the box around so I had to custom cut a piece off the discarded plug to fit the opening so I could saw open the other side. All is now glued up the drawer slides in and out nicely and you can’t see the screw up in it. But this box took twice as long as it should have and cost 4X as much.
Seems like these kind of “lack of concentration” error are pretty common around here. How about the rest of y’all?
-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason