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    A Power Drive for a Horizontal Bandsaw Movable Jaw

    Here is a video of how to convert a trashed hockey puck into an adapter. Chuck the tool into your electric drill and it will open and close the movable jaw in a few seconds.


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Bandsaw Jaw Power Drive to our Bandsaws category,
    as well as to your builder page: rgsparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    thats awesome...and a good way for me to squish my fingers as Im smiling on how good it works....

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    Another Approach to Speeding up Vise Operation

    I did pretty much the same thing, but welded an old socket onto the crank handle. I use an impact driver to open and close it as necessary.

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    Improvements to 4x6 Horizontal Band Saw

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    Im not sure where I cant get a hokey puck hear in florida...oh wight!!! we have a hockey team about 50 miles away in penscola!!! but what good would it do me since you have my band saw!! mine is mounted on a harbor fright $10 wooden moving dolly... keep up the mind work and keep posting all your ideas!!

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    I live in Phoenix. Lots of ice rinks here for hockey and figure skating. Doesn’t have to be pro.
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    that reminded me...I was a champion Iceskater when I was young...... atleast thats what i told my wife&kids.... and it is true...but...I had ice skates made by champion....and I skated on them.... and fell a lot too. last time I skated was about 15 years ago...too skeered to fall. had a great time. my youngest too right to skating after a few icy but incidents. hmm I wonder if she is doing any skating in Kosovo? Ill have to ask her. last time I saw her skaiting was in Switzerland. I need to get back there...soon. I wish I could afford a home in Italy.

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    I can fall down with the best of them but my wife, Donna, is a series figure skater. She has a coach, custom boots, Sheffield steel blades, and very high standards for sharpening those blades. Here is a machine I built with help from John Herrmann which restores the curvature of the blade to new with every sharpening.



    And the full details are here.
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    thats awesome, is it just for her or do you do a lot of other skaters also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    thats awesome, is it just for her or do you do a lot of other skaters also?
    Only her. The pattern is for a specific size and brand.
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