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    Congratulations tonyfoale - your Vertical Bandsaw is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Very large week around here, with multiple high-end builds. Tough week to win, especially with a more common tool like a bandsaw. What really made this build stand out was the 41-page PDF, plus the video, plus the related Bandsaw wheels build.

    Some nice entries this week:

    Press Brake by Savage11
    Large Radius Cutting Method by thehomeengineer
    Dishing Stump by Savage11
    Tapping Head Catch Bar by Canobi
    Chamfering Fixture by petertha
    Twin Chuck Keys by petertha
    Thin V Blocks by thehomeengineer
    Pressure Turning Method by thehomeengineer
    Smithing Hammer by GibbyG
    Ball Mill by Turboconqueringmegaeagle
    Swarf Rake by thehomeengineer
    Collet Wrench by Canobi
    Canvas Stretching Pliers by Downeast Thunder
    Mini Mill Drive Conversion [email protected]
    Suspension Fork Socket by Pete Fowler
    Ring Roller Shaft by thehomeengineer
    Machine Oiler Modification by Paul Jones
    Press Tool by thehomeengineer
    MT1 Tool Extractor by jjr2001
    Milling Vise Accessories by jjr2001
    File Handles by Turboconqueringmegaeagle


    Builders to watch include thehomeengineer, who has passed 50 builds on our Top Builders List, as well as jjr2001, who is steadily working up to the top of the list, and new member Savage11, who posted some fan-favorite metalworking tools.

    tonyfoale - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.


    This is your 7th Homemade Tool of the Week win! Here are all of your winning tools:


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    I added a couple of finishing touches to the bandsaw.

    Homemade vertical bandsaw.-toolbox-01.jpg Click thumbnails for full size.
    Putting empty space to good use with a storage box for spare blades and other saw related bits and pieces.

    Homemade vertical bandsaw.-wheelcover-01.jpg
    Top wheel cover, a safety feature. Made from the top off a disused washing machine.

    There are a few more things to add when I get the time and inclination. Some wheel and blade brushes to keep the sawdust from embedding into the wheel tyres, a cover over the motor to keep the sawdust out and I might 3D print a little box under the table to attach a shopvac hose to.
    The saw has been used a fair bit since I got it working and it is one of those tools that fit into the category of "Why didn't I make this years ago?"

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    Awesome build. And great post. This thread explains all questions that i was intented to ask when i looked the first picture.

    Thank you very much.

    I don't need to build whole bandsaw, but this thread tells me how to make mine better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuomas View Post
    Awesome build. And great post. This thread explains all questions that i was intented to ask when i looked the first picture.

    Thank you very much.

    I don't need to build whole bandsaw, but this thread tells me how to make mine better.
    Glad that you found it useful Tuomas. I am just finishing off part 2 of the video series, I think you'll find that interesting. I'll post a link here when the video has been up loaded to YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfoale View Post
    Glad that you found it useful Tuomas. I am just finishing off part 2 of the video series, I think you'll find that interesting. I'll post a link here when the video has been up loaded to YouTube.
    Yep. Im sure i will like it too.

    Btw. I looked those links at your signature. ( took this long to see them)

    I noticed that i have read your book some time ago. That's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuomas View Post
    I noticed that i have read your book some time ago. That's cool.
    it's a small world. Was that the 1984 edition or the 2002/2006 version?

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    I have finished off Part 2. of the video series, it can be found here;




    All the videos can be found in this playlist
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...e_polymer=true

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    I have just uploaded part 3 of the video series. Here it is;



    All the videos can be found in this playlist
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    Video Part 4 describing the table construstion and tilting method has now been finished,



    All four videos can be found here
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...e_polymer=true

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    Well deserved award Tony, I love the thinking behind the tilt table geometry, not only simplified but more rigid and the finished machine looks great.

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