bandsaw mini-gloat

It's not a very impressive bandsaw. Old 7.5" B&D baby benchtop. I asked a question a bit ago about whether a scroll saw or a baby 9" bandsaw would be more useful, and decided not to get the baby bandsaw.
Having said all that, it works, and the price was $0.00 so that still ought to be worth at least a mini gloat.
Seeems like a fine machine for small work, but I haven't used it to see what its limitations are yet.
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Silvan wrote:

Sounds like you're set for making totes now. At $25 a crack over at Woodcraft, I'd say it just paid for itself. Soon as you make one, you're ahead of the game. Dave in Fairfax
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snipped-for-privacy@fairfax.com wrote:

As soon as I make *anything* with it I'm ahead of the game. :)
If I can get any precision out of it at all, it should prove useful for a lot of things I've been doing lately that are really quite awkward and dangerous on my table saw. I'm hoping. I don't really work big stock anyway, so I don't need capacity. I'm more worried about bad guides and whatnot. Looks like it's going to cut everything at an angle, but I haven't tried to do anything about that yet.
I guess I'll get to use that handy dandy template you sent too, eh? Even if Santa doesn't bring me a scroll saw. (And she probably won't, I don't think. My son is draining my scroll saw out his his sinuses and sweating it out of his fevered brow as we speak, I fear. Another trip to Dr. Moneydrain is on the calendar for tomorrow morning.)
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Silvan wrote:

What kind of guides does that saw take, round or square or roller (less likely) and what size in cross section. I may have some cool block material that you can use. What comes to mind is that the bguides are mis-set and are pushing the blade out of true. The fix may be as easy as loosening them moving them to 1 CH of the blade on each side and tightening them back down. Let me know about the sizes and shapes and the swing-over on your lathe, I'll shoot another box your direction. Be careful setting tension on the blade and setting the guides behind the blade, mind the soft parts.
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snipped-for-privacy@fairfax.com wrote:

Maybe indeed. I've only barely looked at it. C-c-c-c-cold out there, and the little heater only got it up to 45 today. I didn't feel like messing with it, so I spent the day watching goofy Christmas movies with my family.
I'm going to need to take it apart and get the cobwebs out of it. Then I'll have a better idea what I'm looking at. Off hand, I have no idea what the guides look like, other than a vague impression that they must not be very complicated.

Um... 14" between centers, 10" swing. The sizes and shapes will have to wait a bit. :)

I've had a bandsaw for years. Just not one that could cut wood very effectively. I'll keep my soft parts out of harm's way. :)
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snipped-for-privacy@fairfax.com wrote:

Ooops, hit send too soon... Did you get my message about the windchime?
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Silvan wrote:

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On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 22:39:06 -0500, Silvan

I'd say anytime you got something for free that you can use, it's worth at least a mini gloat. Being I don't have a bandsaw, "you suck".
John, in Minnesota
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John wrote:

Thankya, thankyavermuch. My first "you suck." Oh what a glorious day. :P
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Enjoy it. The first bandsaw I grabbed was the $99 Delta 9" from Lowes. It worked fine for a number of tasks around our house!
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