Pierre Faubert's bandsaw
Pierre Faubert writes:
I just finished building my bandsaw as per your drawings. Those plans are something else. I still cannot believe the detail shown!
I am totally satisfied with the result and it was a lot of fun to build.
Here is where I have deviated from the plans:
What gave me a hard time: the little bolt head holders in the trunnion assembly. They kept on breaking on me.
My expenses were as follows:
The rest I already had on hand: 3/4 ply, maple blocks, 1 h.p. motor, and some paint and hardware.
I used one of those knock-down screws with a wing nut and washer to lock the blade slot. I needed to do that because the table had twisted a little and would catch the wood as I was cutting. I used a drilling guide for the 3/4 in. Forstner bit, as the hole was cut after the slot was made. By clamping the guide down, the bit did not wander.
Also see Pictures of Pierre's workshop
More about bandsaws on my woodworking website.