Monday August 9th, 2004|
Bought Band Saw; Cut Stock For AEX Tiedown Spacers
Yesterday after not enjoying my fight with a hacksaw, I decided to break down and buy a band saw. Almost every experienced builder out there recommends you get one so I decided to bite the bullet.
I got this cheap Delta saw at Lowe's.
After getting the band saw set up I had to try cutting this aluminum bar stock. Holy cow, that was easier. I cut these up in about 1 minute total. This saw is cool but it looks like it could very easily remove a digit or two, so great care must be taken with it. The blade tended to wander a little so I probably need to make some adjustments to get it where I want it.
I also went out and bought a tap and die set for tapping the AEX tiedown wedge. I'll probably do that tomorrow evening.
My Monday's are pretty tied up with orchestra rehearsal (yes, you read that right) and it's already late so no more playing around tonight.