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A curved surface allows a roll that can pinch the band and cause a roll that could pull a hand into the blade. Now with the flat center of the log on the bandsaw table it is safe to cut a circle out of the half section of log. One of the easiest ways to do so is to cut out a series of circles from cardboard ranging from the smallest bowl you intend to turn to the largest your lathe will handle. There is no point in trying to turn an eighteen inch bowl on a fifteen inch lathe it will simply not fit. Having tacked the circle to the log section it is simply a matter of cutting out the outline of the bowl by following around the circle. Take your time and allow the sawdust to clear the cut in the green wood. The heat of the cut can cause the dust to expand. However the pitch of the saw will change with a clogged cut and slowing the cut will allow the dust to clear the pitch to drop and the cut to continue. Once there is a flat surface on which the log section can ride the log can be trimmed to widths desired for squares. Each width can then be laid on its side and squared off. It is not necessary most of the time to be fussy about the surfaces as they will be turned away.
If you want to resaw a piece of material you need an aggressive blade. The wider a blade width is the more stability you will get and the more straight the cut will be. A more narrow blade will give a tighter cut that is perfect for a more detailed project. As a rule of thumb use the widest blade your project can handle. This adds safety to your project. As is obvious safety should always be your first concern. While you want a good and proper job to be done you also need to make sure you use the proper bandsaw blade. Only with the proper bandsaw blade can you be assured of your safety but also the more proper a bandsaw blade is for the task at hand the better the cut. Despite the relative simplicity of changing the blades on our miter and circ saws not all upkeep procedures for our woodworking equipment are created equally.
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Invest the time to do your research and make a wise decision. A bandsaw is more versatile than it appears at first glance. The bandsaw is one of those specialty power tools that does a job that no other tool can do as well. In the case of the bandsaw that job happens to be cutting detailed and accurate curves in wood or metal. The fact of the matter is a good bandsaw has more uses than simply cutting curves. In a home shop it can be used for: resawing thin strips from larger pieces of wood ripping small pieces of stock even cutting tenons and some rabbets However once you start looking at the options you realize that there are a variety of styles and sizes available. So... how to choose the best model for your needs? Bandsaw Type These saws fall into two main categories: floor stand models (also called cabinet models) and bench top models. The floor stand models generally larger in size are what you would probably find in professional shops.
The reason there is not a side load is the angle of the side of the tooth. The tooth is bent or set at such a sharp angle on the side that only the top corner of about.010 touches the wood fiber. Of course if you run your band excessively dull it does take on more side load. Now compare the gullet stretch per tooth. Remember both band bodies are .042. The set tooth has the total kerf stress divided between 3 teeth. The swaged full tooth carries the entire kerf stress per tooth plus the side load on 2 sides per tooth. It is easy to understand that the full tooth carries twice the load just because of the top width of .084. Then add the 2 sides of load and we have at least 3 times more tooth load per square inch than the set tooth bands have. What does this mean? From my experience the set tooth pound for pound will perform 2 to 3 times better than a full tooth of the same band width and thickness. This is true even if a special steel is welded to from the full tooth. Let me talk about the body of the band for a bit here. I have spoken of the distortion and how it changes the middle portion of the band to dish on the log side.