You might want to consider a larger saw as being more forgiving. A 1/16" error on a 7" bandsaw is twice as bad as the same error on a 14" bandsaw. Besides, it won't be long before you begin to wish you had made a bigger saw.
According to my Band Saw Handbook
, saws generally run at 2600 to 3100 feet per minute. Do your own math.
I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...
Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.
Last edited by The Warthog; 04-04-2012 at 06:52 PM.
Reason: Additional thinking