One of the more frequent project requests we receive is for a yard or porch swing. When we saw this handsome swing, we liked it immediately. Although it could be used as a porch swing, with the addition of our A-frame hanger, the same swing instantly becomes a yard swing.Easy-build A-frame converts swing to yard use.
We've often been told that the best shop ideas are also the easiest to build, and this simple cut off table for the band saw surely fits that description. The table was originally built to cut turnings to length, but it also serves a host of other purposes, from cutting just about anything to length, to establishing tenon shoulders or making multiples.
A good table saw is the centerpiece of a woodworker's shop. Proper table saw technique is one of the keys to craftsmanship. This article contains four time-tested safety techniques.
Resawing is a simple process when you have the right equipment - but why, some ask, go through all the bother?So you can use a band saw to slice thin pieces of wood from bigger pieces of wood ... what's the benefit? Why not buy your wood sliced thin to begin with, or just plane or sand it to thickness? Here are five good reasons right off the top of my head: First, you'll get the best use out of expensive or beautifully figured wood. Second, you'll be able to create book-matched, slip-matched or swing-matched panels. Third, you'll have a method to efficiently use salvaged or reclaimed lumber of large dimension. Fourth, you will be able to create your own lumber from a tree ... or even from firewood! And fifth, when you get good at it, you can begin to make your own handmade plywood.
Have an old or offbeat saw with an odd blade length? No problem. Now you can get high-performance Olson Band Saw Blades welded to any length you want. Choose from 1/8" width all the way up to 1" width! Cut thin stock and intricate scrollwork with the narrow width blades. Resaw your lumber into thin boards or veneers with the wide blades. These blades contain pin-point carbides, molybdenum, nickel, chrome and silicon to ensure maximum durability and easy cutting. Blades are sold by the linear inch. Minimum length 72". Maximum length 200".Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. Tooth Types & Dimensions #28706 3/32" 18 TPI Regular Tooth #25334 1/8" X 10 TPI Regular Tooth #28150 1/8" X 14 TPI Regular Tooth #21990 3/16" X 10 TPI Regular Tooth #27969 1/4" X 6 TPI Regular Tooth #28251 3/8" X 4 TPI Skip Tooth #26904 1/2" X 3 TPI Hook Tooth #24831 5/8" X 3 TPI Hook Tooth #23450 3/4" X 3 TPI Hook Tooth #28871 1" X 2 TPI Hook Tooth