This is a guard I made for my newest addition to the barn shop- a 12” Craftsman band saw. I made it out of scraps of walnut I had laying abound and a piece of 1/8 walnut plywood. I doweled all the joints because they were end grain and added 2- 1/4”-20 threaded inserts for mounting to the saw. It is finished with semi gloss lacquer.I bought this saw for $25 at the A-Z Emporium where there was just about any thing from a-z for sale- like a flea market. He had this saw sitting outside in all kinds of weather and it was pretty rusty and had the paint peeling off all over- but it ran. I brought home all the cabinet parts and refinished them and LJ Rosepedal27 brought the top of the saw home in her truck ( Thanks so much Pattie !!).The main alteration I made to it was to put the full front cover on a hinge so it would swing open and closed without having to take off 4 nuts, take off the full cover and put it somewhere when changing the blade.. I like swinging doors on bandsaws for that reason. I have to make some quick snap fasteners to replace the 2 nuts I still have to remove. I also put locking casters on it , new bearings , a new pulley and a new blade. It runs really quiet and cuts very good. I may make a fence for it at a later date.Here are some shots of this saw:
I made this table over the course of a week. The inspiration was from a table joint I found on Pinterest.The center section is cut out of a 2.25 inch board of cedar. The depth of the cut is the width of the board.Dimensions are 40”x16”x18”.Let me know if you've worked on anything similar or have any suggestions!Best,Don
wall mounted nightstand the 3rd bedroom piece that goes with the dressehamptainer and bed i last posted.this one is also made from cherry and ambrosia maple.the drawers are solld cherry with half blind dovetails,and soft close glides.the drawer fronts are a 1/4” veneer of the maple and 1/2” of cherry.the handles are the same as the desser unit,rockler handles with maple burl.the size is 32”l x 15”w x 17”h.drawers are 12” deep.the finish is my standard maloof formula,3 coats with a wax finish.mounted to the wall with a french cleat. here are a few build pics.