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  • Bandsaw Resawing

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Bandsaw Resawing Cut logs into lumber, make thin boards from thick and cut your own veneer. By George Vondriska Perhaps you want to cut 3/4-in.-thick material down to 3/8 in., or make veneer from that one precious figured board. Or maybe you want to get...
  • AW Extra 2/13/14 - Bandsaw Jigs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Bandsaw Jigs By George Vandriska Your bandsaw is one of the most versatile tools in your shop. These five jigs and techniques will help you handle some unusual situations. Cutting Multiples Click any image to view a larger version. If you need to make...
  • Align Bandsaw Wheels

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    Align Bandsaw Wheels By Dave Munkittrick & Bruce Kieffer Q. I’ve tried everything to get good resaw results on my bandsaw, but the blade still wanders. What gives? A. If you use a sharp blade designed for resawing, you compensate for drift angle...
  • Bandsawn Dovetails

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Bandsawn Dovetails Hand-cut appearance with half the fuss. By Seth Keller Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . If you’ve labored over handcut through dovetails, you’ll be amazed how much...
  • Tune Your Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Tune Your Bandsaw 6 adjustments deliver professional results. By Mark Duginske Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . I love bandsaws, even though they have a reputation as troublesome tools. I suppose...
  • Tune Your Bandsaw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 9, 2012
    Tune Your Bandsaw 6 adjustments deliver professional results. By Mark Duginske I love bandsaws, even though they have a reputation as troublesome tools. I suppose that’s why I like them, because I enjoy investigating woodworking machinery. I’ve...
  • AW Extra 7/18/13 - Bandsawn Tapered Legs

    by woodworkerBryan     Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Bandsawn Tapered Legs Tips and tricks to make your legs look better and the job go faster By Tom Caspar 1. Cut riftsawn legs The riftsawn section of a board makes the best-looking legs. Here, the growth rings run about 45 degrees to the surface. This...