any one got any scrap wood they dnt need ?

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Blog entry by welshboy posted 08-18-2012 11:29 AM 3856 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey guys it james here i am new to this site can any one help me out by telling me which band saw i shoul buy first i want to start making band saw boxes seen quiet a few nice ones on this sit you make them look so easy any tips i would love to here from u all also i am in need of any scrap wood u guys dnt need i would be very gratefull if any one can help me out please hope to here off u all real soon take care guys and all the best with your work keep it up james x

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 02:22 PM

A blog entry isn’t the best way to find out about different tools. Search through the forum for discussions on the subject.

Also, decide what your budget is and STICK TO IT. Google the different brands of band saws and find reviews on them.

We need details on what you want to build, how much room you have, your budget…a lot more info before we can help.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 02:30 PM

There are plenty of post here on Ljs about band saws and some good reviews on them too. It would be best to give your budget as to help us help you. In general folks tend to buy 14” band saws depending what they want to do with them. If you can afford a new band saw take a look at grizzly,Rikon,Delta or one of those models used on craigslist.

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 02:42 PM

As far as wood, I learned here on LJ to check with local cabinet shops and other businesses that consume a lot of lumber. They may be more than happy to have you take their scrap away – keeps them from paying the haulage. Also if there is a nice hardwood retailer in your area (not a big box store but a real lumber store) they probably have one or more boxes where they put cutoffs. I know the store I frequent does and I ALWAYS check that out when I am there. They put any piece less than 24” in it – some really nice stuff. And it is at least 50% off, sometimes a lot more than that if it is narrow or especially short.

good luck and be sure to post any project – even if it is not perfect. No better place on the web to get some good advice and support.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 12:53 PM

thanks guys for the last post very helpfull i think i might buy a fox model bandsaw with a cutting depth of 250 mm going to order one end of this month hopefully then i can start on my project and post my work on here talk to you soon james ..:)

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#5 posted 08-19-2012 12:56 PM

Don’t you think a Table saw is a bit better as your “First saw” then a Bandsaw?
Or if you really don’t know anything, You can start off with a hand saw….

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