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  • Cutting a Live Edge Bowl Blank Round On a Bandsaw

    Turning a natural form on a lathe, and keeping the bark and natural tree profile intact as you rough out and shape the bowl is a satisfying process. While live edge bowl turning is extremely fun, for people who are new to this art form, there can be some intimidation about the sequence of events.…

  • How to Construct a Bandsaw Box

    Bandsaw boxes are easy to make, but you need to follow a few rules of the road. It’s very important that you use the right blade, and that you make the cuts in the correct sequence. This story lays out the bandsaw project for you, start to finish. Click on the images to enlarge them…

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  • Resaw Shortcut Tip Using a Table Saw and Bandsaw

    Resawing is a great way to efficiently size your lumber to the desired thickness, and unlike planing to thickness which causes you to destroy the portion that you remove, with a resaw cut you can utilize both pieces. You can resaw narrow boards on a table saw, and wider boards on a bandsaw if yours…

  • Balance Your Bandsaw Wheels

    An out-of-balance bandsaw wheel, whether upper or lower, can cause you problems in a number of areas. First, it can produce excessive wear and tear on the machine, as the vibration can loosen bolts, transmit to the motor, and cause accelerated deterioration of important items such as bearings and tires. Also, the vibrating bandsaw wheel…

  • Making Compound Cuts on the Bandsaw

    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that…

  • How to Make a Bandsaw Table Bigger

    With bandsaw tables, make no mistake about it; bigger IS better. Bandsaws are powerful, versatile, and overall outstanding machines in most respects. But one area that bandsaws generally lack in is table size, with a typical bandsaw averaging less than 3-4 square foot of real estate. If you’re like most woodworkers, you need more! Once…

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    What are Bandsaws Used For?

    If you’ve been considering what tool to put in your shop next, and looking at the wide array of choices, you’ve probably wondered if you need a bandsaw, and what are bandsaws used for? We’re here to help you out by letting you know what kind of work bandsaws can do, which will help you…

  • Band Saw Tires

    How to Clean Band Saw Tires

    A band saw is one of the more versatile tools in the shop, commonly used for cutting curves, ripping a straight edge on rough lumber, resawing, safe cutting of small parts, and other various tasks. Like any wood cutting tool, a band saw generates a lot of dust and debris in normal operations, and some…

  • Finish a Bridal Joint on Tom's Band Saw Fence

    Finishing a Bridle Joint on a Bandsaw

    When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.

  • Resawing Wood Using a Bandsaw Resaw Fence

    Resawing Wood Using a Bandsaw Resaw Fence

    Turning a miter gauge into a bandsaw resaw fence is a great idea. But only if you know how to set the fence up for drift compensation. It’s a simple process, but has to be done correctly or your resaw work won’t come out right. A simple test cut is all that’s required to establish…