|Forum topic by GrizzlyBagWorks||posted 10-11-2014 03:13 AM||1042 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-11-2014 03:13 AM
Hi Guys, I feel like a total “newbie” asking but I figured it would be the safer move before I proceeded on a build on my own. I’m relatively new to woodworking so I was hoping to get some input on a design for an enclosed base for my Rockwell 14” band saw.
The existing base has some kind of bizarre resonance going on that I simply can not escape that’s sending a strong vibration through the machine. Also, the vintage 1HP GE motor I have won’t fit so I’d like to build something new that will put the saw lower to the ground, use the larger motor and eliminate the vibration.
Here’s a video of the vibration in the saw and what I did to try and fix it as well as the new motor:
I found a few photos online of a base that someone made that looks INCREDIBLE, but I’m too new to woodworking to try and figure out to reverse engineer what he made. I’m scared that I’m not going to build something strong enough.
Any suggestions, links and input you guys have would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much!!!