Bandsaw Boxes are fun and easy to make
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This was a instructional PowerPoint I made awhile back for the Instructable’s Website. It takes you step by step through the process to make bandsaw boxes. If you have never made them before you will be pleasantly surprised and impressed by finished product and the amount of time it takes to complete. Use just about any type of material and you will have beautiful gifts for your family and friends. Warning: Bandsaw Boxes can become quite addictive 🙂
Plus Bonus – Bandsaw Circle Jig
This wheelbarrow is a fun practical project that will offer a few challenges to build. In order to make the front wheel for the wheelbarrow you will need to cut nicely rounded circles. To help you accomplish the perfect circles I have included a circle cutting jig for use with your bandsaw. No bandsaw –no problem cut out the circle with a jigsaw and fair a smooth circle. I used 2 pieces of ¾” plywood laminated together to make-up my wheel material, however any material that is 1 ½” thick will do the trick. The cut-outs in the wheel look great but are totally optional and serve no purpose other than make your conversation piece look cool. I just drilled holes and cut away the bulk of the material and then routed them smooth with the use of a MDF template and a flush trim bit. The side frames and the leg extensions of the project are 1 ½” thick for strength. I used spruce / fir to keep the costs down. If you want to make the Cadillac version you could use and 8/4 hardwood such as oak. I have provided a template which you can enlarge to a 1:1 to make it easier to match the curves. The actual shape of the curves is not crucial as long there is a flat area to secure the barrow portion to the side frames. The box of the wheelbarrow is assembled with a version of a lap joint. The trickiest part is getting the correct angles when cutting your locking slats, but every project needs a test to keep you on your game. Overall the wheelbarrow is a simple yet useful project with a minimum number of components and a few challenges along the way. Have Fun! Bruce
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Now get out there and put your new Wheelbarrow to use! 🙂
Round Table #063
This round table is an advanced project with a challenging twist. As a bonus I have included a plan for making the bandsaw circle jig in case you require that method to cut your top and shelf.
The top and bottom shelf are quite easy to build using the enclosed bandsaw circle jig. The top has a ¼” roundover on both the upper and lower edges.
The legs are shaped from a single piece of 1” x 3 ¼” x 26” of your preferred material. Be sure to cut your dado for the lower shelf prior to cutting any of the curves (See page 5) for details. I have enclosed a template to assist you with the curve layout or you can design your own using the measurements provided.
The curved aprons are the most complicated part of the build. With careful layout you will have no issue forming the continuous curve that make up the aprons. I have provided a template that should help with this part of the construction. Calculating the proper angles can be a challenge.
Enjoy your new table
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Bandsaw Re-saw Jig
Another FREE plan from 3D Woodworking Plans.com
This plan came about after watching a video from the Woodworkers Guild of America. Check out their site www.WWGOA.com The host George Vondriska explains the procedures to build this simple jig for re-sawing on the bandsaw. I thought a few pictures might add further clarification.
If you have ever tried to re-saw a board on your band saw you’ll appreciate how difficult to maintain a straight line will cutting your board. With the single point fence you can control your workpiece and follow your cut line very easily.
Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig
Want to make perfect circles quickly and easily. This is the jig for you. Set your circle radius, make your entry point and spin your workpiece into the blade. Presto very accurate circle. Easy to build and easy to use what more could you want. The jig clamps on to your saw table and the workpiece spins on the radius of the required circle. Very simple concept and works great. Plan $ 2.95
Circle Jig PDF
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