Jack Cleveland's bandsaw

Jack Cleveland writes:

Hi Matthias,

I'm a 15 year old woodworker from Portland, Or.

I wanted to send you some pictures of my completed 16" bandsaw. It took me about 9 months to complete, but it was well worth the wait. I'd also like to thank you for the comprehensive plans and building instructions, as I was never confused by the dimensions or instructions.

Thanks so much,


My saw uses a rather large and heavy 1 HP pool pump motor. The motor was 'non reversible' and had CCW rotation, but I was able to reverse it by just swapping the wires of the start winding.

Matthias comments:

Nice job. Pretty much any motor with a starter winding can be reversed, if you can get at the connections. Very similar to what I did on my bandsaw 3 motor.

Also, I decided to make a hinged enclosure. The top and bottom pieces move independently, and are held on by latches.

Bottom enclosure latch at left.

For expedience, I used box joints for the drawers and stand frame (made on my geared box joint jig)

I added a positive stop to keep the table at 90 degrees

Also, I've built a tilting router lift and box joint jig based on your plans, and I'm planning on making a pantorouter.

Matthias comments:

Cool. Your workbench also looks kind of familiar :)

See also:

16 year old Alex Harris's

22 year old Dejan
Kovac's bandsaw

More reader built bandsaws

15 year old Collin
Graver's wooden bicycle

16 year old Chris Laudolff's bandsaw

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