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New shop equip - Powermatic 14" bandsaw

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Rodent, Nov 1, 2005.


  1. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    So I head off to purchase a couple wood clamps, and look what followed me home!

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    Due to the small dent in the base (rear upper left), this brand new bandsaw was in the dent-n-scratch for 50% off! I will be ordering the optional 6" riser next month so that I'll have the capability to re-saw my own tops and veneers.

    Sure glad I passed on that Delta benchtop model that was on sale last month.

    Now to get to work ...

    R
     
  2. those are no good for clamping. :smug:
     
  3. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that does this kind of thing!! :)
     
  4. LOL!
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sweet! She's a beaut!

    We need soundclips!
     
  6. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    OK ... I wasn't able to run direct, but I think you'll get a pretty good idea of what this sounds like running active from THIS clip.

    What ya guys/gals think? Did I get a winner or what!?!

    R
     
  7. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Yep, I admit I was a little off on my clamp purchase. I do, however, think this will fill the clamping capability quite nicely :D

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sounds good :)
     
  9. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    can't wait to see what you bring home after you go out for glue and sandpaper... :bassist:
     
  10. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    Speaking of new tools and clamping (speaking of me being too lazy to make my own thread) here's a little clamp thing I put together from two separate Grizzly items. I wanted the granite slab for a perfect flat sanding surface and the press was a nice fit to go over it. So far I've only used it to glue up veneers onto thick/small pieces. Eventually I want to figure out a caul system so I can glue tops onto backs and other big stuff.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    50% off excellent! Well done. :hyper: My Jet will only do 6" it was a big mistake. :scowl:
     

  12. Should be fine. I use one of these [​IMG] to do my archtops. :D

    crack me up.