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The Bandsaw Book - Lonnie Bird

Paperback Published: 4th May 2000
ISBN: 9781561582891
Number Of Pages: 208

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The bandsaw is one of the most widely used woodworking tools, found in 3 out 4 home and professional workshops. Although deceptively simple -- a steel blade rotating around two rubber-clad wheels, the bandsaw does its best work when it's tuned properly. Unfortunately, most owner's manuals provided by tool manufacturers are difficult to understand, and the drawings and photos are unclear.

In this book, professional woodworker Lonnie Bird gives all the information bandsaw owners wished came in the owner's manual plus much more -- what to look for when buying a bandsaw and how to tune it up for optimal performance. The information is presented in an accessible, easy-to-understand way, making this a quick reference as well as comprehensive handbook. All the information is up-to-date and thoroughly researched. Excellent color photos by the author and a clean, friendly layout gives this book on a classic woodworking subject a fresh modern look. This clearly illustrated and photographed volume will quickly become the standard reference and is a must-have title for any woodworker.

Introductionp. 2
The Versatile Bandsawp. 4
The Bandsaw Can Do the Work of Several Toolsp. 5
Bandsaw Anatomyp. 13
Types of Bandsawsp. 16
Bandsaw Features and Optionsp. 19
Framesp. 19
Wheels and Coversp. 22
Tension Screws and Gaugesp. 26
Guidesp. 27
Guidepostsp. 31
Tablesp. 33
Motors and Drivetrainsp. 35
Buying a Bandsawp. 37
What Size Saw?p. 37
Blade-Changing Considerationsp. 46
Choosing Guidesp. 48
Rating Overall Qualityp. 50
Shopping for a New Bandsawp. 53
Shopping for a Used Bandsawp. 54
Bandsaw Bladesp. 58
Bands of Steelp. 59
Blade Width and Thicknessp. 64
Tooth Formp. 65
Pitchp. 69
Choosing a Bladep. 69
Caring for Your Bladesp. 77
Making Your Own Carbon-Steel Bladesp. 80
Safetyp. 85
Bandsaw Safety Guidelinesp. 85
Fitting Dust Collection to Your Bandsawp. 88
Tuning Your Bandsawp. 90
Changing Bladesp. 91
Tensioning Bladesp. 92
Trackingp. 97
Adjusting the Guidesp. 99
Vibration Problemsp. 102
Tablesp. 109
Thrust-Bearing Problemsp. 109
Guide-Block Maintenancep. 110
Basic Bandsaw Techniquesp. 111
How to Cut Curvesp. 111
Stacking Multiplesp. 122
Ripping on the Bandsawp. 124
Removing Bandsaw Marksp. 127
Advanced Bandsaw Techniquesp. 131
Compound Curvesp. 131
Resawingp. 141
Bandsaw Joineryp. 146
Template Sawingp. 155
Bandsaw Jigsp. 158
Stopsp. 158
Jigs for Arcsp. 158
Jigs for Circlesp. 162
Fences for Resawingp. 163
Point Guides for Resawing Curvesp. 164
Fences for Bandsawing Small Logsp. 164
Bandsaw Projectsp. 166
Mitered Boxp. 166
Connecticut Tea Tablep. 174
Tea Caddyp. 186
Sourcesp. 196
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9781561582891
ISBN-10: 1561582891
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 4th May 2000
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.4  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.58