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Hi All - I keep watching the used machinery ads for a 14" band saw - but between searches I'm tempted to build my own...

 

https://woodgears.ca/bandmill/index.html

 

If I'm honest with myself the main attraction would be the building of it. That a wood-frame is much stiffer than a cast-alloy one and that the wood also has superior damping properties are just bonuses.  There's a pile of 100mm wide x 1.5mm veneer strips in a corner of the shop that should make a superior laminated band saw main-frame.

 

However my Dad's frame-saw is still going strong so I probably won't get around to it.

 

cheers edi

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Hi All - I keep watching the used machinery ads for a 14" band saw - but between searches I'm tempted to build my own...

 

https://woodgears.ca/bandmill/index.html

 

If I'm honest with myself the main attraction would be the building of it. That a wood-frame is much stiffer than a cast-alloy one and that the wood also has superior damping properties are just bonuses.  There's a pile of 100mm wide x 1.5mm veneer strips in a corner of the shop that should make a superior laminated band saw main-frame.

 

However my Dad's frame-saw is still going strong so I probably won't get around to it.

 

cheers edi

 

Interesting, I was just looking at that one today. However, I have so much to make a this point in preparation for making my first violin, I decided to not do that now - it looks like a fun project though!

 

Frank

(At the moment I am concentrating on clamps, gouges, and planes...)

Edit: My 1/2" x 1/8" x 36" O1 steel bar came to day for my finger/thumb planes - I must have patience :)

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Hi All - I keep watching the used machinery ads for a 14" band saw - but between searches I'm tempted to build my own...

 

https://woodgears.ca/bandmill/index.html

 

 

If I'm honest with myself the main attraction would be the building of it. That a wood-frame is much stiffer than a cast-alloy one and that the wood also has superior damping properties are just bonuses.  There's a pile of 100mm wide x 1.5mm veneer strips in a corner of the shop that should make a superior laminated band saw main-frame.

 

However my Dad's frame-saw is still going strong so I probably won't get around to it.

 

cheers edi

 

ps - just added an improved wheel construction.

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You are a mean person Edi :) It is so hard to resist, especially since almost all the DIY tools videos start with "Using your band saw cut out the..." and I am trying very hard to convince myself that I don't need a bandsaw, I want one, but don't need it. Everything that you can do on a band saw can be done other ways - just not as easy. And besides that, it looks like a lot of fun to make that!

 

grrrr....

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It is for the iron(s), the body of the planes will be hard woods.

 

Hi Frank - may I suggest visiting the local steel merchant and asking him for a couple of broken machine hacksaw blades. They usually throw them into a box for the local knife makers.

 

Starret Red Stripe can't be beat. Hell to work but then never seems to need re-sharpening. It's almost impossible to draw it's temper so one can shape it on the high speed bench grinder with impunity.

 

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cheers edi

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Hi Frank - may I suggest visiting the local steel merchant and asking him for a couple of broken machine hacksaw blades. They usually throw them into a box for the local knife makers.

 

Starret Red Stripe can't be beat. Hell to work but then never seems to need re-sharpening. It's almost impossible to draw it's temper so one can shape it on the high speed bench grinder with impunity.

 

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cheers edi

 

Thanks, I have picked up some hacksaw blades and some clock springs, and some band saw blades :)

I purchased the bar of O1 steel so I could compare all of those, the "advantage" of the steel is it is annealed and nice and soft so ready to work, then hardens nice and easy - or so "they" say. I will see. I also like that it is 1/8 inch (3.15mm) instead of only about 1/6 inch (1.6mm) like the hacksaw bales and others - I don't know yet, but that feels like it would be less likely to chatter or warp. But, I know nothing (as a famous Sargent used to say on TV) and will find out as I make a few planes. I am making a plane based on this procedure - so the iron is held in place with a wedge, this should make it easy to try different irons in the same plane - I hope - :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwyKe3iOb8Y

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