September 16, 2015
I built a rolling base for my bandsaw using scrap wood and hardware-store parts. The base is made from 2x4 studs sized to fit around the saw’s legs. Each leg…
January 10, 2013
I wouldn’t dream of using a tablesaw or a bandsaw without a push stick. It’s just not worth the risk of getting my fingers close to a moving sawblade. I…
July 15, 2010
The table on my bandsaw is about 44 in. above the floor. It is a good height for lots of work, but most workbenches and sawhorses are 36 in. tall…
November 26, 2007
The Stout X-Band is a cordless bandsaw that is perfect for cutting pipe of all types in diameters up to 2-1/2 in
January 1, 2007
While building a pair of faux barn doors for a building facade, I ran into a predicament with the cedar material the customer wanted. The work required various widths of…
November 1, 2005
Our company frequently builds timber-frame houses and garden structures with decorative cuts on the ends of the timbers. These timbers are at least 4 in. thick, and making clean, square…
May 1, 1998
One alternative to the high cost and poor quality of lumber these days is finding the trees and cutting them into boards yourself
March 1, 1987
After my last run-in with my radial-arm saw (finger remains, but with ugly scar), I decided that I needed a graphic reminder to use special care when my fingers get close…
November 1, 1986
Bandsawing gingerbread takes method and practice.
November 1, 1983
In response to Eric Rekdahl's method for cutting curves in thick timber with a Sawzall (see Cutting curves in big beams), I have an alternate method to suggest. It was…
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