Showing posts with label bandsaws. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bandsaws. Show all posts

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fine-Tune Your Bandsaw

If you have a workshop you probably have a bandsaw, (if you don't, sell your table saw and buy a bandsaw, ha, ha, I'm joking). I have read arguments that puts the bandsaw ahead of all other machines when equipping a workshop and depending on the type of work you do, some of the most accurate cuts required are made on the bandsaw, in addition if you have a steady free hand it gets much more use than the table saw, mine does.

Keeping your bandsaw well tuned up will insure trouble free cutting and longer blade and guide life. Here is one of the better articles on tuning up your bandsaw that I have found. The article was in the 1997 May/June Fine Woodworking magazine and is well worth a read.





Thursday, July 19, 2018

Another Odds And Ends

So getting in some clean-up and a little summer reading. Heres a picture I should have posted in the last post. A pulled back picture of the sawmill so far, to get an idea of the proportions so far.


Don't go away, their's more. Here are a few short, reader submitted articles, from early 60's Popular Science. The first one is a different and interesting take on the common sanding block. This one allows you to not just sand edges, but also different curved, and circular work. The resolution is not that great, but usable if you expand for best view.


I have uploaded a number of articles before on speed reducers for bandsaws and other equipment. Here are a couple more. The first one is an easy one for the bandsaw. It uses the original pulleys and adds a relatively simple jack shaft.


You don't often see lathe speed reduced this low (12 rpm for slowest speed) but the author, Manly Banister, makes a good argument for these low speeds in special work. Interesting read.


For those following the sawmill build, stay tuned , hopefully get back in the shop tomorrow.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Bandsaw Resawing

So 17 years ago when I built this place and moved in, an unavoidable disappointment was the slow dial up service out here, combined with my old computer system it made for some very slow browsing. So for the first 10 years or so I made up word files of most of the woodworking, metalworking, and diy sites I browsed. I accumulated thousands of files. It was great in hind site, since many of those sites no longer exist, except on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. And in a way I guess I have a Wayback Machine of my own, to bring back many of these articles.

So here is a file I thru together many years ago, I could have straightened the lay out better before converting it to pdf today, but the info is all there for the interested. The file named "Bandsaw Resawing" covers resawing methods and info from three sites and a couple more nice articles on setting blade tension and setting up the bandsaw. If you own a bandsaw you will find something of use here.

To download go to my Books - Free Downloads page. #50 - 2 MB - pdf