Now I'm press Impress with home made band saw
but I don't think many could get it done, it's take very spec.person to do that build up..having plans it one thing but to get it right that's something else..
Band saws are cheap now days and have been around a long time, you can rework just about any of the band saw on the market and make them run very smooth and quite but after all it's just a band saw..not a steel mill..he said you can make it cheap, I don't think so, bicycle tubes are cheap but not the other parts that are needed..just the motor alone is 100.oo bucks....think down the road a little bit some day you may want to sale it and get a real one ,what do you think you can get for a home shop one..or to say what would you pay for home shop one.....
If you make one I would love your feed back on it
and picture of your bill fold after the build up..
I have dropped bits on a cast iron table and no damage now I have dropped them on the floor also and I have damage one or two in the many years I have used them..
I think it's how they hit..I did drop a solid carb.bit and it broke the bit into two parts and it was only a 3 ft.drop to the floor..some days you are lucky and some days your not..
"concrete /mable" for any table saw or router table your nuts, I see some table saws have them and they crack me up every time, once they crack or chip you have a real nice boot anchor ...and they will crack or chip over time unlike cast iron or Alum.tops..
Bob, no full moon tonight but I do kind of look like a wolfman at the moment.
So, apart from it being overkill and hard to move, so far the only downside seems to be the fact that bits could be damaged if dropped on it.
I wonder if 5 coats of polyurethane would soften that blow ?
Are bits damaged when dropped onto cast iron ?
I was considering upgrading my tablesaw top to concrete, like the link I posted, and just thought it could double as a router table.
I'm also considering making a bandsaw out of wood. Like the one here