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Bandsaw Renovation Part 2, Shop Made Fence

In part one, I added new tires to my bandsaw and fixed a problem which prevented tensioning the blade against the wheels. In this post I’ll build a new bandsaw fence. ogic would dictate that a tune-up would be the next step in the renovation of my Jet JWBS-14DX bandsaw, but at this point I’d rather build something. So I am going straight to building a proper fence for it. To my knowledge, this saw was offered in three versions: the standard JWBS-14, the deluxe model JWBS-14DX which I own and then the previously unknown to me pro version, the JWBS-14DXPRO. I remember the deluxe model having heavier wheels among a few other upgrades. The professional version seems to add a fence only. All the cool bandsaws I see at Woodcraft have a fence meaning that non-fence models are nice, but a nice tall fence just completes the saw. For my bandsaw fence, I could have purchased the Jet JRF-14R ($88.99 via eBay; it seems to be a discontinued item from Jet) designed as an …

Bandsaw Renovation, Part 1

f my bandsaw were a human being, I’d owe him an apology. My bandsaw is a tool which I have frowned on for many years. I have a drill press which I call Elvis because it shakes, rattles and rolls like no other tool I own. While my bandsaw isn’t as offensive as Elvis, it still shakes and has been a disappointing purchase. For some, the bandsaw is the center of their power tool universe; the most versatile power tool in their workshop. My table saw gets this honor while my bandsaw receives the ultimate put down. It stands in a remote area of my workshop and collects dust, or rather the sawdust from the other tools I regularly use. But, whenever I contemplate using this tool, there is always this thought: I need to work on it; give it a tune-up. But my bandsaw is a tool which doesn’t make sense to me. I once saw a blog post where the woodworker viewed his bandsaw in much the same way and a tune up …

Rolling Tool Cabinet Woodworking Plan

Today, I am publishing my 19th woodworking plan. Titled You Can Build a Rolling Tool Cabinet, this 21 page plan covers the construction steps needed to build a 12 drawer tool cabinet with an open area where larger tools can be stored. This plan is based on the tool cabinet I used in my workshop for almost 30 years. The tool cabinet which is made from sheets of plywood contains basic joinery methods like screws and glue, brads and glue and a few pocket screws. See the slide show video below for a quick view of the plan… The tool cabinet with casters measures 52-1/4″ tall, 33″ wide and 19-3/4″ deep. The drawers roll on 18″ ball bearing drawer slides and as the title indicates, the cabinet rolls on casters which makes it easy to move your tool cabinet closer to your work area. At 21 pages, this is more than just some elevations of the cabinet and a cut list. In addition to elevations and a cut list, there are four pages of material …